Scholarship For The WHO-HQ Global Health Internship -Geneva, Switzerland

Scholarship For The WHO-HQ Global Health Internship -Geneva, Switzerland

Deadline: September 30, 2015

Each year, over 600 interns participate in the WHO-HQ internship programme in Geneva, Switzerland. The Network of WHO Intern Alumni, in partnership with Child Family Health International, are administering a scholarship opportunity to financially support two candidates from an LMIC and cover the costs of an internship at WHO Headquarters Geneva in the Winter 2015/16 cycle.


Supported interns will complete a reflective report of their experience, including feedback on the pilot study. Interns will be followed up annually over a five-year period to track their career progression, including the impact of the internship programme.

Scholarship administrators will complete a report on the success and lessons learned from the pilot study. Data on the demographics of applicants will be reported, to evaluate the role of financial support programmes in increasing internship accessibility.

A short documentary will be filmed by colleagues of the Global Health Film Initiative on the wider issue of global health internships, which will serve as an advocacy tool for future engagement with donors and stakeholders.


Only candidates born and living in an LMIC (as classified by the World Bank) will be eligible for the scholarship.

Application Timeline

October 2015: Ranking of applications
December 2015: Skype Interview with accepted interns.
January- April 2016: Internship period documentary filming
May 2016: Report for supported interns & scholarship administrators.

How to Apply

For more information, visit WHO-HQ Internship Scholarship or e-mail [email protected].