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Paid Internship at World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland

Deadline : March 31, 2020 .  

Apply for a Paid Internship at World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. The Intern will support the HRP’s Maternal and Perinatal Health team collaboration with experts in maternal immunization and maternal and perinatal epidemiology contributing to the development of an integrated active safety surveillance system for novel interventions in pregnancy in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The internship will run for approximately 2 months at the WHO headquarters in Geneva- Switzerland.

Tasks during the internship

  • Support the collaboration and exchange of information with experts in maternal immunization and maternal and perinatal epidemiology
  • Collaborate in the conduction of systematic reviews
  • Undertake web research and data collection on specific subject area
  • Organize data and documents
  • Assist in organizing workshops, meetings, conferences, events
  • Participate in other on-going departmental projects


Benefits for applicants are as below.

  • Interns  receive a stipend which depends on the duty station and other external support (grant, scholarships, etc.) received by the intern.
  • In Geneva, the maximum amount of the stipend provided by WHO is 1728 USD per month.
  • The exact amount of the stipend will be calculated for each intern, after selection, based on a financial disclosure form that they will complete.
  • In addition, all interns in Geneva will receive a daily lunch voucher of a value of CHF15 to be used on WHO campus during the working days.
  • WHO is also providing all interns with an accident and medical insurance coverage.


To be eligible, you must fulfill the following criteria

  • You must ave completed three years of full-time studies (Undergraduate/bachelor’s level or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment;
  • You must be enrolled in a course of study at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification
  • Applicants who have already graduated may also qualify for consideration provided that they apply the internship within six months after completion of their formal qualification
  • Preference will be given to students enrollment in a program in one of the following fields public health, epidemiology or statistics
  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Other UN language.

Applicants are expected to have the following skills

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural difference
  • Communication
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Showing willingness to learn from mistakes
  • Producing and delivering quality results
  • Working collaboratively with team members
  • In addition, interns need to be familiar with commonly used computer programmes, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of specialized computer programmes, for example, statistical software such as XLStat may be an advantage.


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