Call for two interns to Danish Demining Group's headquarter office, Copenhagen – University of Copenhagen

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02 October 2017

Call for two interns to Danish Demining Group's headquarter office, Copenhagen

Background

Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a Humanitarian Mine Action and Armed Violence Reduction Unit within the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). DRC is a non-profit organisation that works worldwide to help and protect refugees, internally displaced and other conflict-affected persons.

The DDG mission is to create a safe environment where people can live free from armed violence and remnants of conflict. DDG strives to achieve this through Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) activities, focusing on landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW), as well as Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) programmes. The AVR component of our programming addresses both physical and psycho-social aspects of the threats posed by small arms and ERW. DDG’s work is vital in helping refugees, IDPs and other communities return to their homes when the conflict has ended, allowing them to make use of the land they were forced to leave behind and facilitating development.

Overall objective

DDG is looking for two interns with different profiles who will work at DDG’s headquarter in Copenhagen. The interns will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the work within an NGO, and will have tasks related to supporting communications, fundraising, information management, as well as general support to the country programmes. They will be given the possibility to work independently with different tasks that are related to their line of study and they will be given a thorough introduction to the working relations at the headquarters of an organisation that implements HMA and AVR activities in 20 countries.

DDG offers the interns the opportunity:

  • To gain experience working at an NGO;
  • To work independently with different tasks related to communications, fundraising, information and quality management, and other tasks relevant to the intern’s profile;
  • To be a part of a small and dynamic team.

Both interns will be supporting their colleagues while gaining valuable working experience that is both interesting and relevant to the individual.

Basic requirements:

The interns will work both individually and together as a team. Both interns should be able to meet the following requirements:

  • Be enlisted at a university for a relevant education at masters level (this is a prerequisite for the internship);
  • Be fluent in both written and spoken English;
  • Be effective in the use of MS Office;
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Be able to work independently as well as in a team;
  • Be able to work systematically with a good structure for the tasks that you are responsible for;
  • Have an eye for detail and strive to get the job done.

Qualifications

Information Management Intern: The intern will be working alongside other colleagues on matters concerning information and quality management, data management and analysis.

The Information management intern is expected to:

  • Communicate with different stakeholders in order to collect and analyse information required for various work processes ranging from grants management, request analysis, planning and coordination of tender response and proposal writing procedures;
  • Maintain and update the organisation’s file storage systems, i.e. collect, store and disseminate a set of documents (reports, reviews, etc.) in a periodic and systematic manner;
  • Collect and analyse received data for the production of e.g. fact sheets, graphs and presentations for DDG’s senior management and country programmes;
  • Help organise meetings and appointments as well as produce and distribute minutes of meetings;
  • Act as a point of contact for ad hoc queries coming from the field and/or HQ;
  • Assist with the continual improvement of work processes and support systems.

The student should be pursuing a graduate level degree in Development Studies, International Relations, Political Science or other related social science studies. Experience with and flair for administration and IT is a strong advantage. However, other students pursuing a degree in e.g. Information Science, IT and Administration, IT and Economics, Business Administration, and alike with an interest in development work is strongly encouraged to apply.

Communications Intern: The intern will be working alongside other colleagues on matters concerning communications, branding (visibility) and fundraising.

The communications intern is expected to:

  • Have developed skills in using MS Office and relevant programs, e.g. Adobe Creative Suite and Umbraco.
  • Write and edit field (human interest) stories based on the information provided by the country programmes;
  • Write press releases that contain important updates about DDG’s projects and programmes;
  • Assist on developing media outlets that will help increase DDG’s product and service awareness;
  • Manage the production of the existing internal and external media outlets such as internal and donor newsletter, factsheets, infographics, pamphlets, DDG calendar, etc.;
  • Update the content on DDG’s website;
  • Assist with preparation, formatting and proofreading of documents and correspondence ranging from different publications to project proposals;
  • Be a part of developing the overall DDG communication strategy.

The student should be pursuing a graduate level degree in Development Studies, Political Science, International Relations or other related social science studies. Experience with and flair for communications and design are a strong advantage. However, students pursuing a degree in e.g. IT and Communications, Multimedia Design and Communications, Media, PR, Marketing, Journalism and alike, with an interest in development work are strongly encouraged to apply.

Conditions:

  • Availability: 15 of January 2018
  • Duration: 5 months
  • Working hours: 37 hours per week.
  • The interns will be working at the DDG Headquarter in Copenhagen.
  • The interns will report to head of DDG.
  • As the internships are part of the students’ education and as such, already are supported by the Danish State Education Fund, these internships are unpaid.

Further information:

You are welcome to contact Helle Broe at helle.broe@drc.dk or Lea Skrædderdal Schou at ddg.information@drc.dk for more information about the internships.

For general information about the Danish Demining Group, please consult: www.danishdemininggroup.dk.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of nationality, race, gender or age.

Please find application details here: HOW TO APPLY