IPSF CALL FOR WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION – PATIENT SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP 2019
Scope of the internship
This internship offers the opportunity to work in the Patient Safety and Risk Management Unit (PSU), under the supervision of the Coordinator, Dr Neelam Dhingra-Kumar. The intern will contribute to one or more projects concerning medication safety, education & training (how to create and promote multidisciplinary teams), global patient safety networks and partnerships (how to strengthen interaction among the global patient safety community); monitoring and evaluating impact (WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge), safety and quality culture, patient safety incident reporting and learning (how reporting impacts quality improvement), and healthcare risk management. The main responsibilities of the intern include: participation in meetings, taking notes, and liaising with external experts.
WHO may accept applicants who meet all the following conditions as interns:
● Enrolled in a course of study at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification (graduate or postgraduate) (applicants who have already graduated may also qualify for consideration provided that they start the internship within six months after completion of their formal qualification);
● To have completed three years of full-time studies and be at least twenty years old at the time at the time of application;
● Applicants who are fluent in English and preferably in other WHO working languages e.g.
French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, or Spanish;
● Applicants who are not related to a staff member of WHO (e.g. son/daughter, brother/sister or mother/father);
● Applicants should not have previously participated in WHO’s internship programme.
Please consider your visa requirements before applying.
When offering an internship, WHO agrees to:
● Review progress regularly and provide adequate feedback and coaching/mentoring during the internship.
● Provide office space and related support facilities to enable the intern to undertake the assignment;
● Not sign any agreements, proposed or required by a sponsor, university or equivalent institution;
● Prepare a written evaluation of the intern's performance and provide the intern with feedback at the end of the internship;
● WHO internships are not paid. Travel costs, travel arrangements (including visas), and living accommodations are the responsibility of the intern.
Internship Location and Expected Dates
The intern will be based in WHO Patient Safety and Risk Management Secretariat, Avenue Appia 20 CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland
● Duration of the internship: a minimum period of 12 weeks and a maximum period of 24 weeks.
● Internship will be allocated for the above duration starting within the period of April 2019.
All IPSF members who meet and comply with the requirements above are eligible to apply. WHO PSU will be responsible for the final selection of applicant(s). Successful applicant(s) undertaking an internship will not be financially remunerated by IPSF. The applicant(s) will be responsible for their own accommodation and travel expenses.
As part of the application, please submit:
- A curriculum vitae (CV) in English (maximum 2 pages);
- Confirmation of membership in IPSF (from your Contact Person or from the IPSF Internal
Relations Chairperson if you are an Individual Member);
- A cover letter in support of the application mentioning the areas of interest and motivation for applying (maximum 2 pages);
- Enrollment letter from University (certified by Dean or Head of study programme) or a
diploma for recent graduates.
Please submit electronic copies of your full application to Ms. Bidhata Khatri, IPSF Internship Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 8 February 2019 23:59 GMT +0. Please use the subject line “WHO Patient Safety Internship 2019”. Only PDF format of all applications will be accepted and applications will only be considered if all relevant documents are included.
IPSF will complete the 1st round selection process and WHO PSU will make the final selection.
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