Organizational Unit: UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
The UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU–IIGH) invites applications for internships at the UNU-IIGH office in Kuala Lumpur. Interns are recruited through a competitive application process with no fixed closing date. Young professionals who are currently enrolled in graduate studies, and those who have recently completed a graduate programme, and who are interested in a career in global health — particularly from the perspective of ecological public health (recognising the role of political, social, cultural, and environmental factors in the experience of health and health outcomes) — are encouraged to apply.
The aim of the Internship Programme is to provide a dynamic, challenging, and rewarding experience for graduate-level students and young professionals. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the current priorities of UNU-IIGH. The programme provides opportunities for the development of new skills and knowledge, and is a unique and constructive setting for the practical application of capacities acquired through graduate studies. Critically, the programme exposes the intern to the challenges and realities in the application and translation of knowledge to global health policy and practice.
The programme places a strong emphasis on the training, guidance, and hands-on experience that form the basis of a beneficial internship. The programme opens with an orientation designed to familiarise interns with UNU-IIGH, UNU, their co-workers, facilities, and the working processes. The knowledge and practical experience gained will be beneficial to the interns in their future career. Interns can expect to gain valuable work experience while contributing in meaningful ways to the mission of UNU-IIGH.
The objectives of the Internship at UNU-IIGH are to:
Interns have the opportunity to engage in a number of ongoing initiatives that provide a unique window into the working processes of UNU. Interns support the work of UNU-IIGH in various ways:
Interns are selected on a competitive basis. The minimum qualification is enrolment in, or completion of, a graduate-level degree programme in a field related to global health (usually at the master’s level).
The criteria that are considered include, but are not limited to, the following. The candidate:
UNU-IIGH internships are unpaid: interns are either self-funded or supported through nominating institutions or governments. Sponsors will need to provide the required financial assistance for a living stipend of about RM 2000/month, and travel to and from Malaysia (where applicable).
UNU-IIGH will provide a local transportatin allowance of RM 500 per month, pro rata. Interns will be presented with a certificate of acknowledgement as a “UNU-IIGH Global Health Intern” at the end of the placement.
The usual duration of internships is 3 months, with the possibility of extension for up to a total of 6 months. Interns are expected to work full time during the regular working hours of the University, Monday to Friday. They are provided with a work station with a desktop computer, internet facility, and free access to UNU-IIGH library resources.
Interested applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and updated resume to firstname.lastname@example.org The email subject line should state your name and reference the internship programme. In the cover letter, please state the month and year of internship for which you would like to be considered.
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