The Pan American Health Organization recognizes the importance of a new generation of public health leaders who have an understanding of global health issues and the role of international organizations in achieving the Millennium Development Goals and other health issues. In this regard, the PAHO Internship Program trains young and energetic individuals entering the public health field and interested in providing services to the Organization on a voluntary basis, also known as internships/practicums. PAHO interns are ‘trainees’ matched with appropriate technical units based upon the individual’s interests and skills. Placements are in the Washington, DC headquarters.
To learn more about internships with the journal, please download Internship terms of reference: TOR internship PAHO Journal.pdf (29.2 KB)
Note: Interns must commit to a minimum of 8 weeks and a maximum of 6 months with a minimum of 20 hours/week (35 hours preferred).
PAYMENT: Internships are unpaid. We offer a challenging and broad experience, with the opportunity to attend seminars and learn about other areas of work.
Travel costs (to/from the appointed duty station), travel arrangements and living accommodations are the responsibility of the intern and/or their sponsoring institution.