Call For Internships at World Health Organization European Regional Office

Call For Internships at World Health Organization European Regional Office


Dear medical students of Indonesia, we are opening the application to be a part of IFMSA Delegation for the upcoming internships at WHO EURO in Gender & Human Rights or Migration & Health Delegates!
The internship will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark with the periode of 3-6 months between February 2019 and December 2019.

What is the Gender and Human Rights Programme?
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).

The Gender and Human Rights programme works with:
    •    WHO management and programmes to integrate gender and human rights for improving governance for health and reducing health inequities, and ensuring that no one is left behind;
    •    Member States to integrate and monitor gender-responsive and human rights-based approaches in all national health policies and programmes;
    •    Partners and civil society across sectors to strengthen health perspectives in gender and human rights initiatives and multisectoral platforms.

What is the Migration and Health Programme?
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. 
The programme also manages the Knowledge Hub on Health and Migration which is a joint effort between WHO/Europe, the Ministry of Health of Italy, the Regional Health Council of Sicily and the European Commission. The partnership is committed to building expertise and competency on the public health aspects of migration and making knowledge and information in this area widely available.

What is involved in the internship?
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 health promotion, paid and unpaid care, 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.

Selection Criteria?
        •    Should be aged between 20 to 34 years’ old
    •    Must be enrolled in a course of study (undergraduate 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

Please check all the requirements, eligibility criteria, and conditions for WHO internships at .

For more information, do not hesitate to ask the Contact Person below:
Liaison Officer to United Nations Agencies CIMSA
LINE: sharealey

You are required to fill Application Form (online), CV (max 2 pages), Motivation Letter (max 2 pages), Letter from your university certifying your student status and Candidature Form. Send the application to, cc to and before 4 January 2018, 23.59 GMT+7.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Register yourself for the opportunity!

Empowering Medical Students 
Improving Nation’s Health


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