WHO Euro Internships 2019 at WHO HQ in Denmark
  • December 31 - January 6, 2018
  • Voluntarily
  • Copenhagen

World Health Organization(WHO) is inviting applicants for WHO Euro Internships 2019 for citizens of WHO member states.

Interns with the Gender and Human Rights programme would work on one or more of the initiatives bulleted below. The exact terms of reference would be decided in dialogue with the intern, based on her/his interest and the current priorities of the programme.

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  • Data gathering, analysis, the production of reports and communication material on the health impact of gender norms and stereotypes and of gender equality, including the documentation of promising practices.
  • Supporting the monitoring of the WHO Europe women’s and men’s health strategies, in particular data gathering and analysis on how gender issues are addressed in national public health policies; how national gender equality strategies incorporate health and engage men for gender equality, on human rights treaty recommendations for women’s health, and other gender indicators relevant to health and well-being.
  • Supporting specific projects focusing on gender-transformative action within 1) health promotion; 2) paid and unpaid care; 3) gender and health assessments at city level.

The overall objective of the Gender and human rights programme at WHO Europe is to enable the WHO Secretariat and Member States to develop policies and programmes that are rights-based and gender responsive in order to improve governance for health and reduce health inequities. All our initiatives are based on the two recent strategies adopted by the 53 Member States in the WHO European Region: Strategy for Women’s health and well-being in the WHO European Region (2016) and the Strategy for the health and well-being of men in the WHO European Region (2018)

Interns with the Migration and Health programme would work in generally supporting the work of the busy department across a range of projects.  The exact nature of WHO Euro Internships would be discussed with any suitable candidate.

The Migration and Health programme, the first fully fledged programme on migration and health at the WHO Regional Office for Europe, was established to support Member States to strengthen the health sector’s capacity to provide evidence-informed responses to the public health challenges of refugee and migrant health. The programme operates under the umbrella of the European health policy framework Health 2020, providing support to Member States under four pillars: technical assistance; health information, research and training; partnership building; and advocacy and communication. The programme promotes a collaborative intercountry approach to migrant health by facilitating cross-country policy dialogue and encouraging homogeneous health interventions along the migration routes to promote the health of refugees and migrants and protect public health in the host community.

WHO operates with 149 offices worldwide along with 7000 people who speak 6 different languages. WHO Euro Internships will give the interns a perfect work experience for their future endeavors.





  • The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.
  • Selected interns will get to work with pioneers of the field to progress in their career and get a better understanding of international public health.


The applicant

  • Should be aged between 20 to 34 years’ old
  • Must be enrolled in a course of study (graduate or post-graduate) at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a formal qualification, preferably with a minimum of three years of study
  • Must have excellent oral and written skills in English (a necessary requirement)
  • Must possess a passport of a WHO Member State
  • You have not previously participated in the WHO internship program
  • You have demonstrated interest and/or experience in the topics of gender and human rights, or migration and health
  • You have some research/data analysis skills and experience
  • You have some skills in communications to be able to assist the department in this area
Eligible Regions: WHO member states.

Application Process

  • Fill the in application form from the Apply Now Link– this is an online form, no need to do anything else than to fill in & click on submit.
  • Send the following documents by email to [email protected] with the ”[WHOEURO] Name of the applicant” in the email subject.
  • Maximum 2-page CV/resume
  • Maximum 2 page motivation letter outlining:
    • Your relevant experience for the internship program
    • Your interest in the key topics of the internships
    • Your thoughts and ideas on how you can use the internship experience to support also IFMSA work on gender/human rights and/or migration and health
  • Letter from your university certifying your student status.

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Application Deadline: January 6, 2019

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