Do you want to practice your communication skills to a worldwide audience within the humanitarian sector? Then you might be our new intern for the Spring semester 2024.
Who are we?
You will be part of DRCs Internal Communications, that is a small team based in the People and Development Department in DRCs Headquarter in Copenhagen. We work with a broad range of communication activities, e.g. writing stories targeted our global workforce, creating graphics or videos for internal campaigns, assisting at global events and we are responsible for our global intranet. Our communication products reflect all of DRCs work, and we have close collaboration with colleagues in both Headquarters, regions and countries.
About the internship
As an intern in Internal Communications you will have a close cooperation with our colleagues in the support offices in Headquarters and in the organisations five core humanitarian sectors: Protection, Economic Recovery, Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding, Shelter & Settlements, Camp Coordination & Camp Management.
Hence you will get the opportunity to become acquainted with the work within an international NGO and how to communicate effectively about it. You will be given the possibility to work independently with different tasks that are related to your line of study and will participate in one week of induction with the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the different teams and departments within DRC.
DRC offers the opportunity to:
- Gain experience working for an international NGO;
- Work independently with different tasks related to communications and other tasks relevant to the interns profile;
- Learn how to work professionally with internal communication in an international organisation
- Be a part of a dynamic house with many relations to our countries and regions.
You will be supporting colleagues while gaining valuable working experience.
You will be working alongside other DRC colleagues on matters concerning internal communications.
You are expected to:
- Participate in content meetings
- Plan and create content for internal channels text, video, graphics etc.
- Research on stories from our country operations
- Communicate with field offices to gather stories, interviews and photographs that can both be used for internal and external communication
- Gather and edit staff portraits from our country operations together with your colleagues
- Contribute to the development of our global intranet (based on MS Sharepoint)
- Help organise meetings and events as well as produce and distribute minutes of meetings
- Work closely together with the communications student worker.
We offer flexibility in the priorities, meaning that you have the possibility to influence the tasks, subject to what is relevant for your study programme.
You should be able to work both individually and together with other colleagues. All employees and interns in DRC should master DRC's core competencies: communicating, taking the lead, collaborating, striving for excellence and demonstrating integrity.
You 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 creative and have journalistic skills;
- Be fluent in both written and spoken English (professional proficiency in Danish, French or Spanish is an advantage but not a requirement);
- Be effective in the use of MS Office and preferably MS 365;
- Have good interpersonal and communication skills;
- 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.
You should be pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in Communications, Media Relations, Journalism, Development Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Migration studies or other related social science studies. Students with an interest in journalism, video or other communication areas will have an advantage.
Contract length: 4-6 months subject to study requirements and further dialogue
Workplace: DRC Headquarters located Borgergade 10, Copenhagen
Start date: Start-February. We can be flexible on the start date but prefer if you join in latest in the beginning of February so that you can participate in our introduction programme for all new interns
Working hours: Approximately 30 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 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)
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 and pay 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: 17 November 2023. We expect to conduct interviews in week 47.
For questions regarding the internship please contact Marianne Smedegaard Hansen, [emailprotected].
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.