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WHO Internship – Information Management HQ/DGO/DGC – (2309099)  

Job Posting

: Oct 19, 2023, 8:11:29 AM

Closing Date

: Dec 8, 2023, 12:59:00 AM

Primary Location

: Switzerland-Geneva


: HQ/DGC Office of the Chef de Cabinet DGO


: Full-time  


The Office of the Director-General supports the Director-General in providing global direction to the work of the Organization within the overall framework of WHO’s Constitution, so as to maximize Organization-wide contribution to the work of Member States in achieving significant gains in health status.


Under the supervision of the Executive Officer, the intern is assigned the agreed terms of reference:

  • undertake web research, data collection and data analysis on global health issues
  • organize data and documents
  • support improvements to work processes, including digital or online processes
  • assist in drafting, formatting and editing briefs, tool kits, guides/manuals, hand-outs, brochures, reports and other documents
  • assist in organizing meetings and events
  • participate in on-going departmental projects


The purpose of the WHO Internship Programme is to provide an enriching learning experience for students and recent graduates. The Learning Objectives outlined within each internship vacancy are a key component of the programme. 

Within this internship, the intern will:

  • Understand the objectives of the Organization 
  • Communicate clearly about key areas of work within the Organization 
  • Understand the difference of work between headquarters, regional offices and country offices 
  • Know how to conduct and review literature surveys 
  • Know how to assemble data and conduct analyses 
  • Prepare background documents for meetings 
  • Use data to present findings and inform the outline of a document 


24 weeks – tentative start date 8th January 2024


Have completed the equivalent of three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment; AND 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 to the internship within six months after completion of their formal qualification).


Core competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication

All interns should be able to demonstrate the following skills in line with the WHO core competencies:

  • 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.


  • Experience in research and information synthesis
  • Experience in managing and analyzing data through academic work or research 
  • Field and/or developing country experience 
  • Experience with data analysis and interest in the design of graphical display and analysis of health information in an international comparative perspective
  • Experience using specialized computer programmes, such as coding 


Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of other UN language.


Interns do not receive a salary. They do however receive a living allowance. The allowance depends on the duty station and other external support (grant, scholarships, etc.) received by the intern. In Geneva, the maximum amount of the allowance provided by WHO is CHF 1680 per month. The exact amount of the living allowance will be calculated for each intern, after selection, based on a legal financial disclosure form that the individual will complete. In addition, all interns in Geneva will receive a lumpsum of CHF 15 for each working day to buy lunch at WHO campus or elsewhere. WHO also provides all interns with accident and medical insurance coverage.    


  • Please note that internships at WHO are very competitive and only a small number of applicants will be accepted every year. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • Living abroad is expensive and finding accommodation can be challenging. All intern candidates should be aware of these factors before they consider applying for a WHO Internship.
  • If selected for a WHO Internship, candidates will be required to provide certified copies of proof of enrolment in an eligible course of studies, a completed WHO medical certificate of fitness for work, and the contact details for reference checks. 
  • Interns are not eligible to take up a consultant or other non-staff contract in WHO for a period of three months following the end of the internship. However, no such restriction applies to temporary or longer-term staff positions if the vacancy has been advertised and a competitive process completed.



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