Internship Opportunity!


Nov 30, 2020

The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) is currently looking for 1 intern for its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

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, working with WFPHA’s working groups, supporting policy and advocacy, 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. Interns may have the opportunity to participate in the formulation of WFPHA policy resolutions or papers, depending on circumstances.

During the course of the internship, the intern will further develop his/her 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. No travel opportunities will be provided.

Qualification and Experience

  • Student or graduate degree in the area of Global Public Health or International Relations
  • Knowledge of MS Office
  • English: A must, French and others: A plus
  • Strong written, research, and analytical 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


WFPHA internships are unpaid. The organization does not cover re-location expenses and does not sponsor international student visas.


Starts January 2021 for a minimum of 3 months full-time. The internship may be part-time. Please consider that it is a remote internship.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please send CV and motivation letter to Please highlight your availabilities as well.