West African Institute of Public Health Virtual Internship

The West African Institute of Public Health (WAIPH) is the largest regional public health organization in the African region with a global community of over 6000 members. 
The flagship semi-autonomous department of the Institute known as the West African Academy of Public Health (WAAPH) or the Academy of Public Health (APH) is focused on certifications and growing professional members’ skills and competence. Its bouquet of offerings includes an internship suite called the virtual internship programme (VIP). 
The VIP is a work experience programme where the intern gains experience while working as part of a cohort and teams remotely to garner some key professional skills. The VIP is an award–winning programme which has enabled many former participants to get their footing after graduation, and find employment opportunities with solid grip in public health–related domains.

Applicant Profile. 

Recent graduates, between the ages of 20-30 (within 2-year post-graduation window) who have the passion to make a difference in the lives of people with a good grasp of English language and Information Technology are encouraged to apply.


Interested applicants should send mail expressing their Interest, Subject: “VIP Application” and a CV (PDF format: 2-page max) as attachment to; mbello@publichealth-edu.org 

Application Deadline: 8th February
Aims and Objectives

• To improve knowledge of youths on global health information and resources.
• To strengthen leadership skills including advocacy and teamwork skills.
• To enhance health knowledge, peer conversation and healthy behaviors, nurture and strengthen career aspirations and provide guidance. 

Main responsibilities and functions of Virtual Interns

All interns are expected to.
• Participate actively in the online training and commit to a minimum of two hours per week.
• Take guided online courses from portals.
• Have active social media accounts on Twitter and LinkedIn.
• Promote key public health activities/ programmes on social media.
• Participate effectively in tweet chats, interviews, articles, campaigns and meetings.
• Bring new ideas, develop content and promote the approved material.
• Support organizational socials by amplifying messages with communication leads.
• Submit a written monthly report of their activities using WAAPH-VIP report template.
• Engage, learn and be guided by notable health figures as assigned by VIP coordinator.