Do you want to support the humanitarian emergency response capacity of the UN in Denmarks largest humanitarian NGO? Then apply for our DRC Standby Roster intern position starting end January 2024.
Who are we?
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Standby Roster is part of the Humanitarian Strategic Surge Capacity unit within the Partnerships, Advocacy & External Relations Department.
We have assisted UN agencies around the world with deployment of experts to fill capacity gaps in humanitarian operations with short notice for more than 30 years and we are considered a leading partner to several UN agencies including UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP.
The term roster implies a list of carefully recruited and trained professionals, who are ready to be deployed at short notice. Our team is managing several rosters that enable the DRC Standby Roster (SBR) to deploy expert staff on short notice to the UN and DRC operations globally. For more information, please visit our website: here
About the internship
The intern will become part of the Standby Roster team and will assist the colleagues with the deployment of experts (roster members) to specific UN missions in the field.
The tasks will include, but are not limited to:
- Assisting in the recruitment and onboarding of new roster members
- Supporting financial tasks using Excel and our internal ERP system Dynamics to process deployees expenses, as well as checking original receipts and archiving
- Ad hoc administrative tasks including booking flight tickets and support members with different inquiries
- Registration of UN requests for deployments and trainings in our database HERO
- Supporting the preparation and facilitation of the induction trainings of new roster members
- Attend briefings and debriefings before and after deployments
- Writing and distributing our quarterly newsletter to all members
- Updating our website information and work on social media appearance
- A development project defined according to your competencies and interests, which contributes to the development needs of the Standby Roster team
We offer flexibility in your work, so you also have the possibility to influence the tasks, subject to what is relevant for your study programme.
As an intern in the DRC Standby Roster, we offer you the opportunity to:
- Gain experience working in an internationally recognized humanitarian NGO
- Work independently and with a lot of responsibility
- Be part of an enthusiastic and dynamic team
- Gain knowledge of the humanitarian system
To be successful in this role we expect you to:
- Commit to the values and code of behavior of the Danish Refugee Council
- Be able to work independently and proactive and handle challenges in a constructive and positive way
- Have an interest in and flair for communication and administrative tasks incl. financial management
- Be open-minded and flexible towards the different tasks assigned to you
All employees and interns in DRC should master DRC's core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity.
Your field of study is not paramount, but it will most likely be within the social sciences and/or international affairs.
To apply for the internship, you must meet the following requirements:
- Have an interest in international affairs and humanitarian assistance
- Have completed a minimum of two years of higher education
- Be fluent in spoken and written English
- Have the ability to navigate in a challenging environment and handle a wide range of complex tasks
It is a requirement that you are enrolled in a university, during the full internship period, in order to be considered for the internship.
Contract length: 5-6 months subject to study requirements and further dialogue
Workplace: DRC Headquarters located Borgergade 10, Copenhagen
Start date: End January 2024. We can be flexible on the start date.
Working hours: 32 hours per week, subject to study requirements and further dialogue. We offer flexibility when you have study obligations next to the internship.
The internship is not paid but we offer:
- 2,08 (unpaid) vacation days per month. The days can either be spent as you earn them or be accumulated
- Free lunch in our canteen (subject to our canteen being open)
- Free participation in our Winter or Summer party (subject to dates)
Please note that if you do not have the right to work in Denmark (through nationality or existing work visa), you will need to apply for it if selected for the internship. This process can take up to three months from initiating the process. You can read more here.
Allapplicants must send a cover letter, an updated CV in English as well as documentation that you are enrolled in a university. If you are applying for more than one internship with DRC, please indicate so in your cover letter. Apply online on our page Current Vacancies at www.drc.ngo.
Closing date for applications: 5 November 2023
The applications will be screened as soon as we receive them, and interviews might be done before the application deadline. Interviews will be done in our headquarters in Borgergade or via Teams.
For questions regarding the internship please contact the Standby Roster Team on [emailprotected]
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.