Intern - Emergency & CCCM hos Dansk Flygtningehjælp

The Emergency team (EMU) provides emergency support to operations. The EMU sits within the department of Programme, Policy & External Relations at DRC HQ. The Head of Emergencies is the Head of the Emergency team and is also the Global Specialist Lead for Emergency Response in DRC. In addition, the HQ Emergency team is comprised of one Global Emergency Coordinator, one Global Emergency Advisor and one Global Emergency Officer. The Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) sector is also housed in the Emergency team, with the Global Sector Lead position filled by the Global Emergency Advisor.

About the internship


The intern will become part of the Emergency team and will assist their colleagues with the various Camp Coordination and Camp Management (70%) and emergency (30%) related tasks, including our team of roving emergency specialists (EMPACT).    

 The tasks will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Assisting in the development of CCCM networking events including training events and workshops
  • Supporting the development of global documents on CCCM activities including case studies and guidance on best practice
  • Developing and updating our Emergency Platform website and social media particularly our CCCM material
  • Supporting the preparation and facilitation of emergency response and camp management trainings, both in-person and online
  • Supporting DRC country operations with tasks such as emergency funding annual reports and new funding requests
  • Supporting monthly administrative and financial tasks using excel and our internal ERP system ‘Dynamics’ to process emergency staff costs
  • Ad hoc administrative tasks including supporting recruitment processes, as directed by the Global Emergency Coordinator
  • A development project defined according to the intern’s competencies and interests, which contributes to the development needs of the Emergency team.


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.

As an intern in the DRC Emergency team, 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
  • Gain technological skills from ERP systems


About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to commit to the values and Code of Behavior of the Danish Refugee Council, to be able to work independently and proactively and to handle challenges in a constructive way, and to be able to work as part of a team. We also expect you to have an interest in and flair for communication and administrative asks including financial management, and to 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.


To apply for the internship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Your field of study is not paramount, but it will most likely be within the social sciences and/or international affairs
  • Confirm that you have the required permits to work and live in Denmark
  • Have an interest in international affairs and humanitarian assistance, in particular CCCM operations
  • 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 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

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 winter/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 the Emergency team at

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