Brussels – WHO Representation to the EU.
Minimum 3 months, starting preferably on 1 October, and extendable to maximum 6 months (24 weeks) after agreement.
Summary of the position:
The main objective of the internship is to provide a framework where the educational experience of the intern can be enhanced through practical work assignments.
Consequently, the intern is expected to support the team in systematically gathering information regarding the EU activities related to health. This will involve working on existing information tools, as well as developing new ones that would put in place a scheme of standardized information monitoring and updating. This implies identifying key actors at the EU institutions, key information sources, analyses of the information available and ability to summarize it in accordance to concrete needs of different target audiences. This will help stabilize and expand the information brokering and exchange function of the whole office.
Scope of activities:
The intern will help the Brussels office of WHO
What we offer
Interns are fully involved in all aspects of our work at the WHO representation to the EU. They are part of an international team that supports them in acquiring skills to work in an intergovernmental organization and hands-on knowledge of how major international actors and stakeholders inter-relate, at the European and global levels. Interns are given the choice to focus on research and analysis or writing, communication, and advocacy. They are also empowered with responsibilities to develop and manage portfolios of certain topics, which they keep updated on and follow closely.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic young graduate who, as part of the course they are following, would like to spend time with us in our Brussels office as part of a multinational team and who has:
Who are we?
WHO is the United Nations specialized agency for health. The Brussels office is its official representation to the EU, with a function of liaising with all relevant EU stakeholders and keeping WHO Headquarters and regional offices in the centre of the European health debate, with an equally high interest in the policies being developed and implemented in the health and non-health sectors.
According to the rules and regulations of WHO, the internship is not remunerated. Applicants should be minimum 20 years of age. Undergraduates are not eligible to apply.
The Intern will be based in the WHO office in Brussels, with their own workstation and all other office facilities. For the duration of the internship, they are part of the information network and IT system of WHO.
Desired starting date
At the moment we are looking specifically for a starting date on 1 October 2014. There are also options to start during 2015.
How to apply
Please submit your motivation letter accompanied by an update of your CV to the HR Administrator of the WHO Brussels Office. Only candidates subsequently selected for an interview will be contacted and requested to complete further administrative forms.
If you are interested in working with us, please contact Ms Ine Mortelmans, HR Administrator:
Tel. +322 506.46.64
Rue Montoyer 14
The Brussels based United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe - UNRIC provides information on UN activities to the countries of the region. It also provides liaison with institutions of the European Union in the field of information. Its outreach activities extend to all segments of society and joint campaigns, projects and events are organized with partners including the EU, governments, the media, NGOs, schools and local authorities.
United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC Brussels)
Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 155, Block C2,7th and 8th floor, Brussels 1040, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 788 8484 / Fax: 32 2 788 8485