Spring call for the internship in World Medical Association


Time: two or three months between mid May and end of August.

How to apply: Fill out the Application form and Candidature form, and send them to by the 10th of February 2019 at 23:59 GMT.

Important links:

- Application form (Here)

- Candidature form (Here)

- Internship Catalogue (Here)

Dear IFMSA members,

We are very excited to again open a call for the 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).


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 two internships for the period of two/three months between mid May and August. The internship should be at least two months.

The IFMSA will not provide any accommodation, but interns will receive financial support of 1000 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.

How to apply:  

The applicant must fill out the application form (Here) and candidature form signed and stamped by NMO president (Here) and send it to The subject of the email has to be: [WMA] Internship 2018-19 - 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. Please keep in mind to read the disclaimer due to GDPR regulations - the data you provide in the application will be shared with WMA to enable them to select the interns based on their needs and requirements.

Deadline:10th of February 2019 at 23:59 GMT

Concerning Visa-Support, IFMSA can provide assistance by writing a 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 related to the process, please contact