WHO Fellowship Programme, Switzerland

Deadline: 31 January every year
Open to: Students who are enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school
Fellowship: The duration of WHO internships is between six weeks to three months. Exceptionally, internships may be extended up to a maximum of 24 weeks depending on your degree requirements

Description

The WHO Fellowship Programme is a collaboration between WHO member states to share knowledge of health practices and develop health professionals. The WHO Fellowship Programme was among the first programmes created since the founding of WHO in 1948. With more than 1000 fellows per year and approximately 120 000 fellows trained under this programme, WHO is considered to be the biggest single fellowship provider within the United Nations System. The World Health Organization (WHO) as the leader in global public health issues is committed to building future leaders in public health. WHO’s Internship Programme offers a wide range of opportunities for students to gain insight in the technical and administrative programmes of WHO.

Eligibility

  • You are enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) both at the time of application and during the internship.
  • You have completed at least three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.
  • You are at least 20 years old.
  • 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 fluent in the working language of the office of assignment.

Fellowship

The duration of WHO internships is between six weeks to three months. Exceptionally, internships may be extended up to a maximum of 24 weeks depending on your degree requirements. Unfortunately, WHO internships are not paid and all costs of travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the intern or the sponsoring institution.

Application

  • You are invited to create a profile in WHO’s e-Recruitment system. This includes details regarding your education, current studies, language and computer skills.
  • You will also need to write a Cover Letter to express your motivation for applying for a WHO Internship (maximum length – three paragraphs).

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