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Study internship with world Health Organization.


WHO’s Internship Programme provides a wide range of opportunities for students to gain insight into the work of WHO.

Every year a limited number of places for internships are available.

Internship Application Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) both at the time of application and during the internship.
  • Applicants pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages.
  • Must have completed at least three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree. Undergraduates (for instance, students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree) are not eligible to apply.
  • A minimum of 20 years of age.
  • Possess a first degree in a public health, medical or social field related to the technical work of WHO.
  • Fluent in the working language of the office of assignment

Internship Application Dates:

  • Summer (May to October).
  • Winter (November to April).

All offline applications should be submitted before the vacancy deadline to the address shown on the vacancy notice.

  • To be considered for a Summer internship, applications are accepted between December 1 – January 31 each year.
  • To be considered for a Winter internship, applications are accepted between September 1 – October 31 each year.

All offline applications for general applications of employment should be directed to: Central Human Resources Services (HRC), World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. Fax: +41 22 791 4773. If you have addtional questions, please interns[at]who.int

For more information see; World Health Organization Internship Program


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