18 January 2019

Health and Advocacy Intern at Danish Red Cross

Position: Full-time internship

Application deadline: 27/01/2019

Expected Starting Date: 01/02/2019

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark


The Danish Red Cross (DRC) is part of a global Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 191 countries, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The purpose of DRC’s international activities is to increase and strengthen humanitarian impact, to inspire and act for human dignity, resilience and social cohesion.

One of DRC’s key strategic areas is ‘Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in humanitarian settings’. We are looking for an intern to support DRC’s objective to upscale the operational NCD interventions in our programmes in Africa and MENA as well as support DRC’s continuous advocacy initiatives toward decision makers addressing NCDs in humanitarian settings.

Another focus area for DRC is Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS). The intern we are looking for will also support the global Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement project “MOMENT” addressing mental health and psychosocial consequences of armed conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies. The aim of this project is to create greater global attention towards the issue, both within and outside the Movement.

Duration: Intern position, 3-6 months. Starting date as soon as possible.

Expected tasks and responsibilities

  • Support mapping of NCD interventions in DRCs programmes in Africa and MENA
  • Support planning and organizing of a NCD workshop in Kenya
  • Contribute to a background paper and research on MHPS consequences of armed conflicts, natural disasters and other emergencies, including WHO statistics
  • Perform a survey on Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies’ MHPSS services
  • Support advocacy initiatives and development of advocacy and policy material
  • Perform logistical support to other events and workshops, including visa applications, booking of flight tickets and accommodation
  • Perform ad-hoc and administrative tasks

Required qualifications

  • Student in global health, public health, disaster management, development studies or other relevant disciplines
  • Experience from international development work or humanitarian settings is an advantage
  • Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in an efficient manner
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal


The intern will be based in DRC’s office in Copenhagen. Starting date of the internship is as soon as possible. The duration of the internship will be 3-6 months. The job description is indicative and further tasks and responsibilities not mentioned in the job description may occur.

The internship is unpaid, but DRC will provide a workplace and cover all costs related to participation in meetings or travels outside Copenhagen, if required.

For further information about the position please contact NCD and MOMENT Coordinator, Anja Bjerregaard Christiansen (anbch@rodekors.dk).