We are very excited to again 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 -http://www.wma.net.

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


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 absence has to be arranged with the WMA supervisor.

Timeline and Financial Support:

We are opening the call for internship for the period May to August. The internship should be at least two months.

The IFMSA will not provide any accommodation, but interns will receive financial support of 700-800 Euros 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.


The applicant must fill out the application form and candidature form signed and stamped by NMO president (see below) and send it to vpe@ifmsa.org. The subject of the email has to be: [WMA] Internship 2018 - Name of the Applicant

In the application form, you will be able to fill in your motivation letter and CV. In the motivation letter, please explain your expectations from the internship, your definition of an "intern" and things you would like to achieve as a WMA intern, as well, please include your availability (which months).

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: March 21st, 2018 at 23:59.

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 questions during the process, please contact vpe@ifmsa.org

Important links folder:https://drive.google.com/…/1HI2cHYn89XZwSkuZ-MXWf93Q9Oh2h2Gr

Application form: https://drive.google.com/…/1c7jTNiYdTRJg7t6PCTSdjQ0PIi…/view

Candidature form: https://drive.google.com/…/1XxqRXDfvdXafYibTZt4rdAPahg…/view

Internship catalogue: https://drive.google.com/…/1mRnIF1KmIkITxf69ZII3yeHjZo…/view