Communication Intern - DRC Civil Society Engagement Unit

  • Added Date: Friday, 22 December 2023
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 10 January 2024
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Who are we?

The Civil Society Engagement (CSE) team considers civil society is a key driver of change. Therefore, we engage and support civil society to have the agency, space and capacity to fulfil rights of people affected by conflict and displacement. Out of the headquarters in Copenhagen, we provide strategic, analytical, and operational support to their engagement at local, regional and transnational levels. Our team also leads DRC's longstanding engagement with diaspora communities across Europe.

Why diaspora communities?

Since 2010, DRC has engaged directly with diverse diaspora communities to strengthen their engagement in countries of origin, transit and residence. We believe that diaspora actors play a vital role in humanitarian assistance, recovery and development in their countries of origin.

Currently, the Diaspora Programme within the Civil Society Engagement team hosts four different initiatives, touching on several thematic areas and across multiple geographies, such as Afghanistan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine, Lebanon, etc. Find out more here

About the internship

Join our Civil Society Engagement team and contribute to enhancing communication across various platforms for the Civil Society Engagement Unit and the Diaspora Programme.

As an intern, you'll play a vital role in supporting DRC's external and internal communication tasks. Your responsibilities include supporting social media management, crafting engaging social videos for digital platforms, and creating content focused on diaspora engagement. Your daily tasks will encompass:

Digital Monitoring and Visual Content Creation:

Monitor social media channels and digital platforms. Support the creation and promotion of engaging content (copy, videos, infographics, factsheets) using tools like InDesign and Canva, adhering to DRC's corporate identity.

Human-Interest Storytelling:

Contribute to researching and drafting compelling human-interest stories on diaspora engagement. Conduct interviews with diaspora members and local organizations to showcase impactful work.

Implementing Communication Plans:

Assist in updating and implementing communication plans. Ensure continuous engagement on digital platforms with diaspora organizations.

Reports and Research Dissemination:

Support in distributing new reports and research findings. Extract key messages for targeted outreach through digital media platforms.

Event Communication Support:

Prepare and disseminate event notices. Support outreach to diaspora organizations through digital and offline events.

Meeting and Internal Communication:

Assist in organizing meetings and appointments. Produce and distribute meeting minutes. Adding internal news on the Sharepoint Intranet

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⚠️ 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐰: 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐓𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐚 𝐣𝐨𝐛 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐍𝐎𝐖!

We offer flexibility in the type of tasks, so you also have the possibility to influence the tasks, subject to what is relevant for your study programme.

About you

To successful in this role, we are seeking candidates currently enrolled in a master's program in communication studies, Multimedia Design and Communications, PR, Journalism, or related fields, demonstrating a keen interest and/or experience in the humanitarian sector.

Additionally, students pursuing a graduate-level degree in Development Studies, Political Science, International Relations, or other relevant social science studies, coupled with hands-on experience in communication, social media, design, and digital communication, are strongly encouraged to apply.

We value a diverse range of perspectives and skills, and we believe that your academic background and practical experience can contribute significantly to our dynamic team.

All employees and interns in DRC should master DRC's core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity. Furthermore, we also expect you to:

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 in a challenging environment. Be fluent in spoken and written English. Experience in graphic design, video and content production for digital platforms is an added value but not a requirement to be considered for the interview.

It is a requirement that you are enrolled in a university in order to be considered for the internship.

We offer

Contract length: 4 to 6 months subject to study requirements and further dialogue Workplace: DRC Headquarters located Borgergade 10, Copenhagen Start date: As soon as possible, ideally in February 2024. We can be flexible on the start date. 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 (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 Summer/Winter 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.

Application process

All applicants 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 Job page at

Closing date for applications: 5th January 2024. We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis during the application period and will close recruitment once the right candidate has been selected. Interviews will be conducted in our headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark or online.

Further information

For questions regarding the internship please contact Communications Advisor Diaspora Programme, Monika Grinschgl: and/or DRC Head of Diaspora Programme, Raphaël Capony:

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

For further information about the DRC Diaspora Programme, please visit our dedicated website.

This vacancy is archived.

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