World Health Organization: Office of the Legal Counsel
The Office of the Legal Counsel provides legal advice, services, and support to the World Health Organization (WHO) during the planning, decision, and implementation of the Organization's policies and activities, protecting the legal status and interests of WHO, and positioning the Organization within a complex and changing international legal and political environment.
Nature of the Extern's Work and SupervisionThe Office of Legal Counsel externship will involve work in a number of areas. In previous years, the range of assignments included:
important information for StudentsThe student (3L preferred) should have knowledge of international law and institutions, and an interest in international organizations and cooperation. Working knowledge of French and/or another official language of the WHO would be an advantage. The extern should be capable of working independently and have good interpersonal skills. Persons related to a WHO staff member (e.g. son/daughter, brother/sister) are not eligible for the externship. The extern must have adequate medical insurance coverage.To learn more about the World Health Organization, please visit their website.
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