Internship with the DRC Safety Team, Copenhagen hos Dansk Flygtningehjælp

DRC Safety team is responsible for DRC’s global safety set up and trainings. The team currently consists of 4 HQ staff, 2 roving staff with an additional global set-up of over 25 Regional and Country Safety Advisors. In extension we maintain a safety roster with members from across the world ready to be deployed to DRC programs or partner projects.

We provide a range of opportunities and support for external companies and other organizations to implement safety procedures on both a strategic organizational level and through training in personal safety for employees. The training courses include a broad range of modules and services from practical training of staff who visit or live abroad through their profession - to assistance on strategic Risk Management and Safety Management set-up.

About the internship

The intern will become part of the Safety Team and will assist a supervisor in the daily work. The duties and tasks will consist of mainly administrative and practical tasks related to safety trainings and will include, but not be limited to:

  • Support in participant management for safety trainings
  • Support in administrative tasks for hired consultants including contract preparation and travel arrangements
  • Support in payment management
  • Ad hoc administrative tasks, i.e. filling forms for invoices, creating certificates for training participants etc.
  • Ad hoc practical tasks, meeting support etc.
  • Management support with Safety Team Machform and Typeform content

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 be successful in this role we expect you to be able to work independently as well as in a team. Additionally, the position requires you to work systematically with the tasks that you are responsible for and having an eye for details.

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:

  • Be enrolled at a university
  • Have completed a minimum of one year of higher education
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English
  • Be effective in the use of MS Office

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

We offer

Contract length: 4-6 months subject to study requirements and further dialogue

Workplace: DRC Headquarters located Borgergade 10, Copenhagen K

Start date: Mid-January/start February. 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:

  • 2,08 (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 Summer party

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.

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 page Current Vacancies at

Closing date for applications: 20 November 2022. We expect to conduct interviews end November/start December in our headquarters in Borgergade or via Teams.

Further information

For questions regarding the internship please contact Maria Ersvær at . Applications sent to Maria Ersvær directly will not be considered.

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