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WHO Polio Eradication Internship in Switzerland 2024

Are you a student from another country searching for a special chance to make a difference in worldwide healthcare? In 2024, the World Health Organization (WHO) is providing an appealing internship opportunity within the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) based in Geneva, Switzerland. This presents an excellent opportunity to participate in a crucial public health endeavor and acquire priceless experience at a prominent global healthcare institution.

WHO Internship Programme Overview

The WHO’s GPEI aims to protect future generations from polio paralysis. With a focus on halting poliovirus transmission in endemic countries and responding effectively to outbreaks in polio-free regions, this program is a cornerstone in the fight against polio.

Financial Support

Interns receive a living allowance (up to CHF 1620 per month in Geneva) and a daily lunch allowance. WHO also covers accident and medical insurance.

Internship Details:

  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Duration: Tentative commencing date is March 18, 2024
  • Work Type: Full-time
  • Organization: HQ/POL Polio Eradication DGO

Duties and Learning Opportunities

As an intern, you will work alongside a technical officer, providing support to the Containment Team (CNT). Your responsibilities will involve tasks like maintaining the CNT SharePoint, organizing data and documents, preparing reports, and actively participating in ongoing initiatives. This internship offers an opportunity to gain insights into the worldwide healthcare scene, especially in poliovirus containment, and to enhance your abilities in data analysis, report writing, and project management.

Qualifications Requirement

  • Education: Completion of three years of full-time university studies, currently enrolled in a public health-related course.
  • Skills: Teamwork, respect for cultural differences, effective communication, willingness to learn from mistakes, and proficiency in standard computer programs.
  • Experience: Laboratory sciences, microbiology, science communications, research, data analysis, and field experience are valuable.

Where to Apply for this WHO internship 2024?

Feel free to submit your CV and cover letter alongside all required documents at WHO internships portal page before the application deadline of February 1, 2024.

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