Apply: WHO Internship Programme 2020

Deadline: 25 February, 2020

The World Health Organisation (WHO), leader in global public health issues, is committed to building future leaders in public health, and if offering opportunities for internships that could run for a minimum of six weeks and a maximum of twenty-four weeks.

Ideal interns include both students and young professionals from different academic, cultural and geographic backgrounds who have a common interest: a motivation to pursue a career in supporting public health.


  • The programme offers a wide range of opportunities for interns to gain insights into the technical and administrative programmes of the WHO
  • As of January 2020, the WHO provides stipends to interns who need support (after selection, the interns will fill a disclosure form to indicate if they already have support [grant, scholarships etc]. Based on that disclosure form, the WHO will provide stipends up to a specific amount per duty station. The amount will be indicated for each position the interns apply to)
  • The WHO provides to all interns a medical and accident insurance

Please note that all costs of travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the intern.


  • Citizens of all countries are eligible
  • Applicants must be at least twenty years of age on the date of application
  • Applicants could
    • be 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)
    • have completed three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment (bachelor’s level or equivalent)
  • 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
  • Applicants should not be not related to a WHO staff member (son/daughter, brother/sister, or mother/father)
  • Applicants should be fluent at least in one of the working languages of the office of assignment
  • Applicants should not have previously participated in WHO’s Internship Programme.

To apply and for more information, click here.


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