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Internship - Collaborative Intelligence/WSE - (2301049)

Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Intern
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 12 to 24 weeks

Job Posting: Feb 23, 2023, 3:35:51 AM
Closing Date: Mar 16, 2023, 5:59:00 AM
Primary Location: Germany-Berlin
Organization: HQ/WSE Health Emergency Intelligence & Surveillance Systems
Schedule: Full-time
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The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.
The Health Emergency Intelligence and Surveillance Systems division (WSE) is responsible to build a system of collaborative intelligence enabling better decisions to avert and manage public health threats and risks. Its goal is to enable, strengthen and support countries, regional and global actors in averting and managing public health threats and risks through collaborative problem solving and decision-making for short-term action and long-term policies, informed by better data and analytics.
The WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence is a new office of WHO, located in Berlin. It will work with partners to enable the generation of public health relevant information to provide into timely actionable insights in response to health emergencies; improve decision making in response to public health threats. It also aims to reduce data fragmentation and inefficiency by creating an ecosystem that promotes collaboration across multiple professional disciplines, sectors, and initiatives; and empower decision makers, public health professionals, and civil society to make informed public health decisions


Terms of reference

The intern is assigned the agreed terms of reference:
  • Conduct background research and literature reviews on public health and data-related issues
  • Contribute to drafting policy briefs and reports
  • Draft project profiles on multi-stakeholder collaborations relevant to disease surveillance
  • Assist in the organization meetings, events, and consultations
  • Assist the team with other duties, such as preparation of presentations and communication materials, liaison with partners, etc., as needs arise
  • Support the organization of documents

Learning objectives 

The purpose of the WHO Internship Programme is to provide an enriching learning experience for students and recent graduates. The Learning Objectives outlined within each internship vacancy are a key component of the programme. 

Within this internship, the intern will:
  • Understand the objectives of the programme/area of work 
  • Communicate clearly about the programme/area of work 
  • Know how to conduct desk research and review relevant literature
  • Prepare background documents for meetings
  • Support the organization of events, meetings, and consultations of strategic relevance for the division


Tentative start date - 17 April 2023 for a period of 12 weeks, with the possibility of extension to a maximum period of 24 weeks.



Have completed the equivalent of at least three years of full-time studies in a degree in the social sciences at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment; AND be enrolled in a course of study at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification (applicants who have already graduated may also qualify for consideration provided that they apply to the internship within six months after completion of their formal qualification).


Core competencies
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Planning & organizing
All interns should be able to demonstrate the following skills in line with the WHO core competencies:

  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Showing willingness to learn from mistakes
  • Producing and delivering quality results
  • Working collaboratively with team members from all backgrounds
  • Ability to organise work load efficiently and effectively; multi-task, prioritize and work independently
In addition, interns need to be familiar with commonly used computer programmes, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Teams.


  • Experience in research and in drafting reports
  • Experience in the subject area through academic work, research, or first professional experience
  • Field and/or developing country experience
  • Experience in organizing events, including participants from the public sector
  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of other UN language.


Interns do not receive a salary. They do however receive a living allowance. The allowance depends on the duty station and other external support (grant, scholarships, etc.) received by the intern. In Berlin, the maximum amount of the allowance provided by WHO is 1254 Euro per month. The exact amount of the living allowance will be calculated for each intern, after selection, based on a legal financial disclosure form that the individual will complete. WHO also provides all interns with accident and medical insurance coverage.     


  • Internships at WHO are very competitive and only a small number of applicants will be accepted every year. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted will be contacted.
  • Living abroad is expensive and finding accommodation can be challenging. All intern candidates should be aware of these factors before they consider applying for a WHO Internship.
  • If selected for a WHO Internship, candidates will be required to provide certified copies of proof of enrolment in an eligible course of studies, a completed WHO medical certificate of fitness for work, and the contact details for reference checks details
  • Interns are not eligible to take up a consultant or other non-staff contract in WHO for a period of three months following the end of the internship. However, no such restriction applies to temporary or longer-term staff positions if the vacancy has been advertised and a competitive process completed.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice. 
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment, and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates


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