Eligibility and Application Schedule

Eligibility

WHO may offer an internship to students who:

  • are at least 20 years of age on the date of application
  • are 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 provided that they start the internship no later than six months after graduation)
  • have completed three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment
  • are fluent in at least one of the working languages of the office of assignment
  • are not related to a staff member as a first-degree relative
  • have not previously participated in WHO's Internship and Volunteers Programme
  • hold a valid passport of a WHO Member State

WHO may offer a voluntary assignment to individuals who:

  • have experience and professional background that would allow them to make a contribution to the work of a technical programme
  • could be authorized to carry out specific activities on a voluntary basis on WHO premises under the supervision of a staff member
  • have finished their studies and have relevant work experience

Application Schedule

e-Recruitment Application period (November, February, May and August)

1st Quarter

  • Applications are accepted from 1 to 30 November (of previous year)
  • Possible start of internship: between 1 December to 28/29 February

2nd Quarter

  • Applications are accepted from 1 to 28/29 February
  • Possible start of internship: between 1 March to 31 May

3rd Quarter

  • Applications are accepted from 1 to 31 May
  • Possible start of internship: between 1 June to 31 August

4th Quarter

  • Applications are accepted from 1 to 31 August
  • Possible start of internship: between 1 September to 30 November

Contact us


WHO Western Pacific Region
UN Avenue coner Taft Avenue,
Ermita, Manila 1000 Philippines
Phone: +63 2 528 8001
Fax: +63 2 521 1036
E-mail: Interns@wpro.who.int