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Brown School - WHO Practicum
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall,
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Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
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Program Adviser:
Tammy Orahood
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Scholarship Opportunities:
Khinduka Scholarships
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Additional Opportunities:
Internship, Research, Service-Learning
Program Description:
Program Description:

World Health Organization

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Address: WHO Regional Office for Europe: UN City, Marmorvej 51, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark


Sector of Work: Global Health; Health Systems; Promoting Health through the life-course; Noncommunicable Diseases; Communicable Diseases; Preparedness, Surveillance and Response; IPV; Child Welfare

Region/Country: Copenhagen, Denmark

Mission: To direct and coordinate authority on international health within the United Nations’ system by: providing leadership on matters critical to health and engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed; shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge; setting norms and standards and promoting and monitoring their implementation; articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options; providing technical support, catalyzing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity; and monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends.

When diplomats met to form the United Nations in 1945, one of the things they discussed was setting up a global health organization. WHO's constitution came into force on April 7, 1948-a date we now celebrate every year as world health date. More than 7000 people from more than 150 countries work for the Organization in 150 WHO offices in countries, territories and areas, six regional offices, and at the headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Brown School has one guaranteed practicum at the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark. If you are interested in other countries or other offices, you will have to apply directly through the WHO website and complete against all other applicants.

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Language Requirement: English required; French a Plus

Possible Projects: Conduct Literature Reviews; Contribute to Policy Briefing on Intimate Partner Violence Prevention; Conduct an Evaluation of the European Child Maltreatment Plan

Preferred Knowledge and Background: Public Health, Global Health, IPV, Research, Policy, Assessment

Cost: Students are responsible for flights, housing, potential visa fees, and living expenses. Interns have the option to live in UN City located at Marmorvej 51, DK-2100 Copenhagen. UN City houses 10 organizations—UNDP, UNEP, UNFPA,UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNOPS, WFP, UN Women and WHO. The building has around 1500 employees from more than 100 different countries. Students are required to purchase purchase WUSTL travel insurance for the duration of their practicum for $40/month.

Travel Immunizations or preventative medication is recommended and may be required for your program participation. Students are responsible for covering all associated costs. Please refer to the CDC for more information. 

Brown School Contact: Global Programs Office

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