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Webinar with the World Health Organization: Global Internship Programme

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by Impactpool

Published on: 25 March 2023
We are pleased to inform you that the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Internship Programme is open for applications.

WHO is the leader in global public health issues and is committed to building a diverse pool of future leaders in public health. WHO's Internship Programme offers a wide range of opportunities for students and recent graduates to gain insight into the technical and administrative programmes of WHO and enrich their knowledge and experience in various areas, thereby contributing to the advancement of public health. 

Join the virtual event to learn more

This live event offers an online space for students or recent graduates from low and middle-income countries (see list below) to meet WHO HR representatives and ask questions about the programme. Topics that will be covered include:

  • General information on the programme
  • Eligibility criteria
  • How to apply
  • Recruitment process
  • Internship conditions


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WHO HQ interns meet with the Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at WHO headquarters in Geneva in November 2019

For future leaders in public health

A competent and dynamic health workforce at the heart of each health system is essential to advance global health goals. Countries need a pool of health professionals trained and exposed to the systems and processes in the health sector and who understand how stakeholders interact within the international health arena. This Webinar is set out to help WHO engage with students and recent graduates worldwide and offer them an inside look into WHO's internship programme. 

Webinar sessions:

The webinar is for students or recent graduates from low and middle-income countries - See list of countries

To accommodate different time-zones, the event will take place over two live sessions on Tuesday, 4 April.

Select which of the sessions you would like to attend based on your preference. The main presentations will be the same in both sessions. 

Webinar language: English, with Q&A in English and French

Session 1 at 9:00 – 11:00 CEST (see the time in your time-zone)

Register for Session 1 

Session 2 at 14.00 - 16.00 CEST (see the time in your time-zone)

Register for Session 2


Agnieszka Gadomska, HR Representative
Deborah Thomas, HR Representative

What are the objectives of this event and programme?

  • Provide a framework for assigning eligible students from diverse academic backgrounds to WHO programmes where their educational experience can be enhanced through capacity building opportunities.

  • Provide an opportunity for WHO programmes to benefit from engagement from students specializing in various fields related to technical and administrative programmes of WHO.
  • Learn that WHO offers internships in technical areas and administrative programmes such as communication, external relations and human resources.

Who is eligible?

Age: You are at least twenty years of age on the date of application.


  • You are enrolled at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification in a public health, medical or social field related to the technical work of WHO, or in a management, administrative, communications, or external relations-related field.
  • Applicants who have already completed a qualification may also qualify for consideration, if they apply to the internship within six months following the completion of the formal qualification.
  • You have completed at least three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution prior to starting the internship.

Learn more about the benefits of joining the WHO Internship Programme

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