22 November 2019

Health Innovation Intern (deadline extended)

Are you intrigued to gain hands-on experience in health innovation? Are you interested in how innovation can be applied to Danish Red Cross supported health programs internationally? Then this is an opportunity for you.

Operating in some of the most challenging humanitarian and development contexts, the Danish Red Cross approaches innovation as a prerequisite to remaining agile and responsive to evolving operating conditions and the changing needs of our beneficiaries and partners. As one of the innovation priorities at the Danish Red Cross, health innovation holds the potential for contributing to our overall aim of improving the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable including those affected by conflict, disaster and poverty. Concretely, health innovation can contribute to increasing the impact and efficiency of health programming, increasing quality of health programming and reaching more vulnerable people including the hard to reach and last mile.

To support Danish Red Cross’s health innovation efforts, we are looking for a motivated health innovation intern to be part of our innovation team.

Your tasks

The Intern’s main task will be to support the design, logistics and organization of a health innovation workshop. Tasks will include:

  • Support the development of the health innovation workshop design and agenda
  • Assist in the collection and preparation of cases for the workshop
  • Support the development of internal and external communication material
  • Assist in meetings with internal and external partners including taking notes and writing meeting summaries
  • Manage the logistics around the workshop such as supporting the visa application process of participants and booking flights and accommodation
  • Ad-hoc tasks around the organization of the workshop and follow-up activities



  • Currently studying an academic degree in public health, public affairs, innovation and entrepreneurship, development studies, communication or the like;
  • Experience with innovation methodology or public health topics such as non-communicable disease, reproductive maternal newborn and child health or epidemic control an advantage;
  • Experience within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, a civil society organization, the UN system or other international entity an advantage;
  • Personal skills: structured, self-motivated, flexible, hardworking, result-oriented, diplomatic skills and the ability to keep cool.


We offer

Ideally the internship will be fulltime, 37 hours per week, for 4 months from the 1. December 2019 to the 1. April 2020. However the starting date is flexible, so we can find a solution that works for both parts. The position will be based in Copenhagen.

The position is integrated in the Danish Red Cross International Department and the intern will work in close collaboration with the Health Innovation Officer as well as with the Innovation Lead, Health Advisers, Partnership Adviser and other external partners.

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Further information

For further information you are welcome to contact: Katharina Dihm - kadih@rodekors.dk or Karen Kisakeni Sørensen - kasoe@rodekors.dk