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Who we are. Merlin specialises in health, saving lives in times of crisis and helping to rebuild shattered health services. How we work Merlin works within existing health systems to realise everyone’s right to accessible, appropriate, affordable health care.

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who we are
Who we are

Merlin specialises in health, saving lives in times of crisis and helping to rebuild shattered health services.

How we work

Merlin works within existing health systems to realise everyone’s right to accessible, appropriate, affordable health care.

opportunities with merlin
Opportunities with Merlin
  • Internships
  • Training courses
  • Volunteering
  • Emergency roster
what is the internship programme
What is the Internship Programme?

A training programme which leads to an increased likelihood of employment in Merlin or in the humanitarian sector

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78% of interns who completed the 2007 programme are currently employed by Merlin or working in related posts in the sector
  • Two intakes a year in March and September
core requirements
Core Requirements
  • Fluent English
  • Excellent organisational and IT skills
  • Demonstrated interest in humanitarian sector
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to take initiative and manage own time
  • Valid UK work permit
internships are available in
Internships are available in:
  • Programmes
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Finance
the essentials of the programme
The Essentials of the Programme
  • 6 months in Merlin’s Head Office, London
  • Based in a host department with a named supervisor
  • 3 days per week
  • Unpaid, but travel and lunch allowance of up to £20 per day
  • Assisting with day-to-day tasks and longer term projects/research
field placements
Field Placements
  • Dependent on performance in Head Office and the availability of placements in Country Programmes – cannot be guaranteed
  • 6 months full time (6 days) in the field
  • Unpaid but return flight, accommodation, insurance, and a COLA are provided
what do you get
What do you get?
  • Invaluable experience within a humanitarian organisation - a ‘foot in the door’
  • Opportunity to learn by osmosis from being in Head Office
  • To serve as a Merlin representative at external meetings
  • Tailored training
how to get involved
How to get Involved

All internships are advertised on our website

www.merlin.org.uk

Check our website for vacancy postings

June 2009

introduction to relief and emergencies
Introduction to Relief and Emergencies
  • Aimed at potential aid workers or those new to the sector
  • Realistic view of key issues in the sector
  • Idea of what life’s like in the field
  • Chance to find out what specific jobs entail
  • Delivered by experienced international aid workers
  • Useful background for job applications & interviews
  • Interactive & varied
public health in crises and transitional contexts
Public Health in Crises and Transitional Contexts
  • Principles of public health in unstable environments
  • Maternal & child health
  • Nutrition
  • Dealing with outbreaks/ epidemics of communicable diseases
  • Immunisation programmes
  • Environmental health, water & sanitation programmes, hygiene promotion
  • Programme planning & assessment
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Public Health in Crises and Transitional Contexts
  • Aimed at health professionals working/ wanting to work in humanitarian aid
  • Very useful for support staff wanting to work in health programmes
  • Delivered by experts in international public health and the humanitarian sector
  • Participatory, challenging & practical
public health in crises and transitional contexts 2009
Public Health in Crises and Transitional Contexts2009

25 April - 1 May 2009

Autumn date to be confirmed

£600

contact
Contact

Jude Burchett

training@merlin.org.uk

www.merlin.org.uk