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How To Apply For WHO Internship Program 2021.

The WHO Internship Program 2021 is now opened for all eligible participants to apply. The WHO internship Program offers diverse opportunities for Graduates and Post Graduates to gain insight into the WHO while enriching their knowledge and experience.

All eligible participants from any country are welcome to apply and get experience through the diverse academic backgrounds of the WHO programmes that can enhance their educational experience through practical assignments.

In this article, you will find all you need to know about the WHO Internship Program 2021.

About WHO.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a UN agency dedicated to promoting improved health conditions among the world population.

WHO seeks to achieve its goal in many different ways, especially: coordinating efforts among governments, private sector and civil society; monitoring and evaluating health issues providing technical support; establishing, promoting and monitoring health norms and standards; shaping the health research agenda and stimulating the production and dissemination of knowledge.

WHO Internship Program 2021

Its headquarters are in Geneva (Switzerland) and it has offices in over 150 countries, where 7,000 staff members are employed.

WHO Internship Program 2021.

The goal of the WHO Internship program 2021 is to provide a practical understanding of the work carried out at WHO. Thus, it is suitable for applicants interested in international development, specifically those who seek professional experience in subjects related to the promotion of global health.

The organization’s diversified environment enables cultural and experience exchange with professionals of various nationalities and different educational and professional backgrounds.

This internship program is a good opportunity for participants to know and experience the work dynamics, internal policies and routine of the organization.

It is opened to applicants who are atleast 20 years of age, and it runs for six to twenty four weeks.

Benefits of WHO Internship Program 2021.

  • WHO Provides Stipends to Students who Need Support.
  • WHO will Provide Stipends up to a Specific amount Per Duty Station. The amount will be indicated for each position the students apply to.
  • They also provide to all Interns a Medical and Accident Insurance


To successfully apply for the WHO Internship Program 2021, all applicants must ensure they:

  • are at least twenty years of age on the date of application.
  • are enrolled at a University or Equivalent Institution leading to a formal qualification (graduate or postgraduate) (applicants who have already graduated may also qualify)
  • have completed three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing (bachelor’s level or equivalent) the assignment.
  • are not related to a WHO staff member (e.g., son/daughter, brother/sister, or mother/father).
  • have not previously participated in the WHO’s Internship Programme.
  • hold a valid passport of a WHO Member State.


  • Qualified applicants must be enrolled in a graduate school program (Master’s or PhD), or; Be enrolled in the last school year of an undergraduate school program (Bachelor’s level or equivalent), or; Have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate course in the last 6 months.
  • They must have working knowledge in English (reading, speaking and writing). Knowledge of another official language of a specific WHO office may be advantageous in the selection process.
  • They should be have the skill of communication, teamwork and show willingness to learn from mistakes.
  • Knowledge of specialized computer programmes in statistical software may be an advantage and also applicants should be knowledgeable in the use of basic computer programmes.
  • The Internship program doesn’t require any work experience. However, previous work experiences can be an added advantage.

How To Apply.

Go to the official recruitment site and search for opening in your field of interest. Create a profile datcademic and professional backgrounds), fill out the application form and submit.

Necessary Documents to Submit.

  • Academic CV/Résumé;
  • Motivation letter explaining your reasons for doing the WHO internship and your future prospects.
  • Proof of enrollment in a higher education institution;
  • Transcript of ongoing or concluded course;
  • Supporting letter from a professor.

All applications should be made online through the organizations recruitment site. For further information, you can visit the official WHO Internship site here.



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