Dear IFMSA members,

We are pleased to invite you to become an intern at the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME), as part of the WFME-IFMSA internship program.  


Where? Interns will work at the headquarters of the World Federation for Medical Education, in Ferney-Voltaire, France (20 minutes from Geneva, Switzerland).

When? Participants can currently apply for:

Summer period  (July 1 - September 30) → 1 position available

Fall period (October 1 - December 31) → 1 position available


What is provided for the chosen intern?

The WFME will provide all interns with:

800EUR monthly stipend (or 500EUR for students who find external funding, like Erasmus)

Free airplane transportation from the intern’s country of origin to Ferney-Voltaire, up to 750EUR

Interns will be responsible for all other expenses (accommodation, food, additional transportation fees), and are encouraged to find other sources of funding.


Who should apply?

Key skills and attributes

Commitment to enhancing the quality of information around medical education programmes

Knowledge and familiarity with the use of databases/excel and an excellent ability to work independently

General computer skills

Comfortable working with people from different countries

Oral and written communication skills

Speaking English and at least one other language


We expect all interns to be committed, well-organised and hard-working, which includes being available and present at the WFME office during the intern period. Any absences have to be arranged with the WFME supervisor.


What are the tasks required by the intern?

This internship is opened for a medical student to join the WFME office for a 3 month period and support the development of the World Directory of Medical Schools. The intern is expected to participate in:

Shared management of the medical school records hosted within the World Directory of Medical Schools,

External  electronic and telephone communications, including through IFMSA networks and sourcing and establishing new contacts

Developing and maintaining close working with other international organisations including FAIMER ( and the World Medical Association (

Monitoring and reporting on own work output in line with organisational objectives

Other duties as may reasonably be required by the President and senior colleagues

Filling in the report after completion of the internship


How to apply?

There are three steps to applying.

1.      Send a CV (maximum two pages) and letter of motivation (maximum one page) to “”. Subject of the message must be: “[WFME internship] Application - Last name, First name”.

2.      Send a signed and stamped Candidature Form by your NMO President, together with the CV and letter of motivation (same email). Find the form here:

After having sent your documents, please fill out the following google form:


Deadline: April 15th 2018, 23.59 GMT.


Selection criteria

Demonstrable skills and attributes as outlined in the person specification


Experience working in the field of medical education

Experience working independently in projects requiring attention to detail


Kindly note that shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by the LME and the WFME President in late April.


Want more information?

For the WFME website, click here.


If you are interested email your candidature form to IFMSA-Jo Vice President for International Affairs, Mumen Ayyat at for signing purpose.


Mumen Ayyat

Vice President for International Affairs