The recruitment for the Health Internship Programme is now live!
What is the Health Internship Programme?
The Health Internship Programme is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in international health programmes. This one year scheme is designed to enable participants to develop the necessary skills to launch a career in global health with Save the Children.
Criteria for Applicants
An important entry requirement for interns is the ability to improvise and take initiative in the face of unexpected challenges. Interns’ ability to adapt to difficult circumstances, motivate themselves and remain positive and productive in the face of obstacles will greatly enhance the benefits they gain from the internship. Whilst coaches will have been carefully selected and will be supported in their coaching roles, they are busy programme staff members juggling a range of responsibilities in sometimes unpredictable environments. In some cases this may place limitations on their ability to provide extensive support and dedicated time to interns. Interns therefore need to be solution-focused and able to adapt to changing situations.
You will be provided with a internship allowance of £10,794 pa (gross) and a package that includes flights, accommodation and emergency medical cover.
More information can be accessed on the Save the Children website at
Countries in which interns might be placed include; Mozambique, Ethiopia, South Africa, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Vietnam
How to Apply
All candidates should apply via the website:
Applications need to include:
Please note that applications exceeding the maximum page / word allowance will not be considered for shortlisting.
We are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates from low and middle-income countries.
Successful applicants will be invited for interview in late August.
For more information and applications, see: Save the Children - Health Internship Programme Website
Note: All candidates should apply via the website www.savethechildren.org.uk/jobs