Tuesday, January 1, 2019

WHO Euro Internships 2019 at WHO HQ in Denmark

WHO are pleased to announce the call for two IFMSA internship programs in the World Health Organization European Regional Office (EURO), located in Copenhagen (Denmark)! The internships will be in the Gender and Human Rights Department, and in the Migration and Health Programme. 

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.  
  • 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.
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 the internship would be discussed with any suitable candidate.

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  • 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 
  • Nationality: WHO member states.

How to Apply:
  • Fill in this application form – 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 rdeurope@ifmsa.org 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
  • Completed Candidature Form (link) – form must be signed and stamped by your NMO President
  • All of these things need to be completed/sent before 6th January 2019, 23:59 GMT.
  • In case of any document missing, the application will be considered as invalid.
A number of shortlisted applicants will be recommended to the staff at WHO EURO, and will then undergo an official application process. Please keep in mind that the administration of WHO EURO will be in charge of making the final decision. Positively passing IFMSA application process still does not guarantee that you will be given the spot.

06 January 2019

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