Medicines for Malaria Venture, a not-for-profit public-private partnership, is dedicated to reducing the malaria burden in disease-endemic countries with the discovery, development and delivery of new, effective and affordable antimalarial drugs. Our vision is a world in which these innovative medicines will cure and protect the vulnerable and under-served populations at risk of malaria, and help to ultimately eradicate this terrible disease.
MMV newly instituted internship programme offers internships for 3 to 6 months at its office in Geneva and welcomes student interns, particularly those with an interest in public health. These positions are not remunerated. However, MMV will cover basic expenses (travel, local transportation and accommodation only). Residents of Switzerland will receive a stipend to cover these expenses.
What do you gain as an intern?
An internship with MMV will give interns a chance to work in a small R&D foundation, a taste of the challenges inherent in the field of antimalarial drug development, and an opportunity to work with experts in the field of malaria.
Interns will be attached to and support the work of one of our various departments including Research and Development, Business Development, External Relations, Communications & Advocacy, and Finance. This will give them a basic introduction to the field of malaria, public health and advocacy, as well as help them gain practical work experience.
Are you eligible for an MMV internship?
To qualify for an MMV internship you must meet the following requirements:
- Working towards or hold a university degree (undergraduate, Master’s or PhD)
- Fluent in English (knowledge of French is an asset)
- Interested in global health/ development issues
- Willing to think strategically, express ideas clearly both orally and in writing, and work independently and as part of a team.
How to apply
Internships are posted alongside our other job vacancies. This is a competitive programme and candidates will be selected on merit. If you fulfill the above-mentioned criteria, please see our current vacancies  and apply to a specific position by e-mailing the following documents to mmvinterns [at] mmv [dot] org.
- A letter of motivation explaining why you would like to be attached to a particular department
- Your CV
- Copies of your diplomas
Consideration will only be given to candidates who submit all the above-mentioned documents. Please clearly indicate the internship position title that you are applying for in the subject line of your email. If applying to more than one internship position, please send a separate application for each position.