WMO Heat Health Internship Opportunity

Published: April 30, 2024

Global Heat Health Information Network


The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is seeking an intern to support the WMO-WHO Joint Office on Climate and Health’s work on extreme heat.


The intern will provide direct contributions to the Global Heat Health Information Network’s technical support unit. This 6 month position is based in Geneva, and includes a monthly stipend of CHF 1500.



  • Day to day assistance to the Global Heat Health Information Network Technical Support Unit, including coordination with activity partners;
  • Provide support to the Network work plan. Activities will be chosen based on candidate’s interests and competency;
  • Contribute to project deliverables, progress milestones, planning and reporting;
  • Support the preparation and, organization of Network and partner meetings;
  • Provide assistance to Network’s heat-health related communications, digests and ensure websites are maintained up to date;
  • Carry out other relevant duties as required.


Students or graduates of public health, environmental science, meteorology, engineering, or a closely related field relevant to climate and health applications.


No working experience is required, but any experience in project or programme management in public health, disaster management, humanitarian programmes or research or policy engagement will be an advantage.


Other requirements

  • Interest in public health, climate change, adaptation strategies, heat and health and stakeholder management.
  • Knowledge of early warning systems, and the production and application of climate and related weather, water and environmental information and services in the health sector is valued.
  • Ability to write reports, documents and correspondence as well as ability to plan, organize and manage the work with minimum supervision are valued as well.
  • Maturity of judgement, initiative and creativity.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to foster diversity and team spirit.


Excellent knowledge of English (both oral and written). Knowledge of other official languages of the Organization would be an advantage. (Note: The official languages of the Organization are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.)


Application Deadline: 11 May 2024