Applications Are Now Open For The 2024 World Health Organization (Who) Internship Programme

Applications are now open for the 2024 World Health Organization (WHO)  Internship Programme. 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.

WHO, as the leader in global public health issues, 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.

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

Education: You are enrolled in a course of study at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification (undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate), 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 three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution prior to starting (bachelor’s level or equivalent) the internship.

Languages: You are fluent at least in one of the working languages of the office of assignment.

Family relation: You are not related to a WHO staff member (e.g., son/daughter, brother/sister, or mother/father).

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Nationality: You hold a valid passport of a WHO Member State.

Other: You have not previously participated in WHO’s Internship Programme.


  • As of January 2020, interns may be eligible to receive financial support from WHO. The maximum amount possible is indicated within each internship position vacancy and will differ according to the location of the duty station where the internship will take place.
  • Depending on the duty station location and facilities, interns may be provided with specific meal vouchers to be used during the business days (Monday – Friday), or with a cash amount to be used towards lunch meals on business days.  Interns based in Geneva receive daily lunch vouchers of a value of CHF 15 accepted in WHO cafeterias
  • The approved travel cost for some interns from least developed and middle-income countries may be covered.

Application Procedure:

  • All applications must be made through the internship position vacancy notices posted on the WHO Careers site using the WHO online recruitment system (Stellis). There is no possibility to apply for an internship at WHO outside Stellis..
  • Internship positions are available in various areas of work and in different organizational locations (regional offices, country offices or headquarters).