MMV's internship programme

MMV, 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's internship programme offers the opportunity to work in one of MMV's departments (Research & Development, Access & Product Management, Business Development, External Relations, Communications & Advocacy, Finance and Human Resources) in Geneva. While competition for positions is high, MMV welcomes students and graduates as interns, particularly those with an interest in public health. These positions tend to be from 6 months to 1 year.

What do you gain as an intern?

Interns will gain experience working with experts in a small R&D foundation as well as an understanding of the drug development process, from the discovery of a new medicine all the way to the challenges of ensuring patient access.

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 or Master’s)
  • 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 by following the instructions on the job posting you are interested in. 

MMV also welcomes spontaneous applications for internships if applicants have a specific project they would like to propose, which falls within the scope of MMV’s work. Candidates wishing to submit a spontaneous application must include a detailed project proposal, along with their letter of motivation, CV and copies of diplomas. Applications should be sent to mmvinterns [at]