Call for Internships in World Medical Association 2016 July-December

IFMSA is very excited to open a call for internship within the WMA (World Medical Association).

The World Medical Association (WMA) is the global federation of National Medical Associations representing millions of physicians worldwide. Acting on behalf of patients and physicians, the WMA endeavours to achieve the highest possible standards of medical care, ethics, education and health-related human rights for all people. Please check out the website for more information –

The WMA office is located in Ferney-Voltaire (France) near Geneva (Switzerland).

For the exact location, please click here.


The main work of the intern will be to assist both the WMA as well as the IFMSA in its Ferney office. Each intern will have the opportunity to work directly with WMA Secretariat and select core projects to work on during their internship–these range from advocacy areas of WMA to specific WMA areas of work. IFMSA related work will also be determined at the start of the internship.

We expect all interns to be professional, which includes being available and present at the WMA office during the intern period. Any absences have to be arranged with the WMA supervisor.

Timeline and Financial Support

The internship lasts for a minimum of 2 months up to 3 months; this call is for the summer-autumn-winter seasons (July – December; one post is available from 11 July and the other post is available from 1 August of later.)

The IFMSA will not provide any accommodation, but interns interns will receive financial support of around 850 Eur per month. However, we encourage all applicants to also seek other funding opportunities, as the cost of living is expensive in the Ferney/Geneva area. This amount will be paid after completion of the internship and when a report is submitted.

How to apply:

The applicant must fill out the application form (annex) and send it to [email protected]. The subject of the email has to be: [WMA] Internship application 2016 – Name of the Applicant

In the application form, don’t forget the motivation letter and the C.V. In the motivation letter, please explain your expectations from the internship and your definition of an “intern” and things you would like to achieve as an WMA-intern, as well, please include your availability (which months), your visa status for France and if you will require financial support.

Based on the applications received the IFMSA will make recommendations to the WMA, which will make the final ruling whether the applicant is accepted or not.

Deadline: June 1st 11:59 P.M. (23:59) GMT

Concerning Visa-Support, IFMSA can provide assistance by writing support letter for the period of the internship.

All the important information about this opportunity and the application process are available in the internship catalog attached.

If you have any doubts in process, please contact [email protected]



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