World Health Organization Seeking Interns

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6 Apr, 2018

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Internships in South Africa

WHO’s Internship Programme offers a wide range of opportunities for graduate and postgraduate students to gain insight in the technical and administrative programmes.

WHO’s Internship Programme offers a wide range of opportunities for graduate and postgraduate students to gain insight in the technical and administrative programmes of WHO while enriching their knowledge and experience in the health field, thereby contributing to the advancement public health.

Who we are looking for

  • You are at least twenty years of age on the date of application.
  • You are enrolled in a course of study at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification (graduate or postgraduate) (applicants who have already graduated may also qualify for consideration provided that they start the internship within six months after completion of their formal qualification).
  • You have completed three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing (bachelor’s level or equivalent) the assignment.
  • You possess a first degree in a public health, medical or social field related to the technical work of WHO or a degree in a management-related or administrative field.
  • You are not related to a WHO staff member (e.g., son/daughter, brother/sister, or mother/father).
  • You are fluent at least in one of the working language of the office of assignment.
  • You have not previously participated in WHO’s Internship Programme.

The duration of WHO internships is between six to twenty-four weeks depending on the needs of the WHO technical unit and the intern’s availability. WHO internships are not paid and all costs of travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the intern candidate.

How to apply

Candidates from across the world are invited to express interest in specific areas of work and organizational locations (regional offices, country offices or headquarters).

All applications should be made through the Global Vacancy Notice – APPLY ONLINE HERE posted on the WHO Careers site using the WHO corporate recruitment system (Stellis)

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