Internship Opportunity with WFPHA


Feb 20, 2023

The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) is currently looking for 1 intern for its Environmental Health Working Group.

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 course of 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.

Key Areas

The intern will undertake an assessment of the current focus across low-and-middle income countries (LMICs) on environment and climate change within public health law, and the degree to which environmental health determinants are being considered as grounds for public health-related litigation and other forms of legal recourse. Methodology may include a survey of public health lawyers and other potential informants in LMICs and/or of national public health association legal representatives, among other primary and secondary data collection methods. Opportunities may be provided to connect with groups such as the African Health and Human Rights Network working group on climate and environmental litigation, among other relevant LMIC-based initiatives. The results of the research will be used to strengthen the EUPHA-LAW/ UK Faculty of Public Health climate change litigation toolkit from the LMIC perspective, while informing the dissemination of the final product and helping expand potential networks for future collaboration.

Qualification and Experience

  • Master student or graduate degree with a relevant background and interest in public health law and notably, environment/climate change dimensions.
  • Knowledge of MS Office and Adobe.
  • Excellent English language skills.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Eager to work within a multicultural and international environment.
  • A good team player with a “can-do” attitude.
  • Good at multi-tasking and working with strict deadlines.


The intern will work fully remotely.


The internship is unpaid, but is intended to serve as a career building opportunity for an early career academic looking to gain experience in both primary and secondary data collection and analysis, while expanding connections to relevant global players in public health law.

The organization does not cover re-location 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

05 March 2023

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for the internship, please send your CV and motivation letter to and