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Internship Opportunity with WFPHA

Environmental Health Working Group


Jan 18, 2024

The World Federation of Public Health Associations Environmental Health (WFPHA EH) Working Group is currently looking for an intern. Ideally, the candidate will use this non-paid opportunity as part of a master’s practicum course.

Interning with the WFPHA

WFPHA offers a unique environment for an internship for students in international health and development. Interns are given substantial responsibility for performing activities such as researching and writing articles, establishing contact with health and development NGOs around the world, planning international conferences, and fundraising. Each internship is structured to suit the needs and interests of the intern, such as working on an individual research assignment, as well as the requirements of WFPHA.

During the internship, interns will further develop their writing and research skills and become more familiar with the key issues and actors in international health and development. They will have extensive networking opportunities as WFPHA is an international NGO in official relations with WHO and has extensive contacts with other organizations worldwide.

Qualification and experience

  • Applicants must either hold a master’s degree in a public health-relevant field or be currently enrolled in a master’s program.
  • Applicants must illustrate a strong interest in environmental health.
  • Prior experience in communications and/or policy development in health or environmental fields will be considered an asset.

Key Responsibilities

The intern will assist the three co-chairs of the WFPHA Environmental Health Working Group with the following tasks:

WFPHA EH Policies

  • Review current policies and categorize
  • Organize and assist with updating policies (this can include a literature review and lead to the publication of a background paper for the intern’s CV)
  • Uploading all policies onto the WFPHA website and supporting their advertisement and dissemination through WFPHA’s social media channels
  • Identify policy gaps where new policies are needed (e.g., One Health) and assist with developing these

Communication work for the EH Working Group

  • Maintain routine social media reporting and release of blogs  for the EH WG
  • Support additional web page development considering existing gaps

Liaise with other Working Groups

  • Contact and engage with other WFPHA working groups on cross-cutting issues (e.g., advancing collaboration with the WFPHA youth group).

Key Areas

The internship will be focused on environmental health-related issues including, but not limited to, climate change, chemicals, air pollution, indigenous health, and One Health.


The intern will work fully remotely.


The internship is unpaid. The organization does not cover relocation expenses and does not sponsor international student visas.


Starts as soon as possible for a minimum of 3 months. The internship may be part-time or full-time.

    Application Deadline

    January 31, 2024

    How to Apply

    If you are interested in applying for the internship, please send a CV and motivation letter highlighting your skills and relevance to Hannah Marcus at: hannahmarcus6@hotmail.com