Internship with the Institutional Donor Unit

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Are you looking for an exciting internship opportunity with one of the world’s largest NGOs? Then you might be our new intern for the fall semester.

Who are we?

Most DRC resources generated in support of our work with conflict and displacement affected persons come from institutional donors such as the European Commission, UN agencies, and bilateral humanitarian and development funding envelopes from major donor countries. The Institutional Donors team is accountable for ensuring that DRC has a centralised and harmonised approach of high quality to addressing donors and keeping an overview of funding opportunities. The Institutional Donors team is working to increase DRC’s capacity and ambition to expand, deepen, and strengthen partnerships and fundraising activities with institutional donors.

About the internship

The Institutional Donor Unit (IDU) intern will be a part of a dynamic team spread across DRC HQ, DRC representations and DRC Ukraine. Further, there will be close collaboration with the DRC Regional Business Development colleagues and across HQ departments. The intern will support tasks related to researching donor trends and enhancing the internal communication of donor priorities, trends and news across DRC HQ, Representations and 41 country operations. The tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Creating a new format for donor monthly updates and supporting the roll out of the monthly updates.
  • Scoping of new funding opportunities.
  • Coordinating the development of new business development tools.
  • Developing structures of workspaces and Insite pages including building a new Business Development Tools and Resources subsite on the DRC intranet (Insite)
  • Researching thematic trends across donors
  • Helping to organise meetings and appointments as well as produce and distribute minutes of meetings.
  • Providing inputs and supporting the development of external products such as presentations.

Additionally, the intern will have the opportunity to delve into various learning opportunities such as courses or presentations relevant to the IDU unit and the broader organization. We offer flexibility in the type of tasks, so you also have the possibility to influence the internship, subject to what is relevant for your study programme.

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to be flexible, eager to learn and proactive. All employees and interns in DRC should master DRC's core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity. The intern should be able to meet the following requirements:

  • Be effective in the use of Office 365.
  • Have an interest in donor relations, fundraising, donor engagement, donor compliance and/or how NGOs fund their operations.
  • Interest in learning more about working in an international NGO.
  • Be fluent in both written and spoken English.
  • Be able to work systematically with a good structure for the tasks that you are responsible for.

It is a requirement that you are enrolled in a university to be considered for the internship. Therefore, applicants should be pursuing a graduate level degree in:

  • International Relations, Political Science, Development Studies or other related social science studies.

We offer

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

Workplace: DRC Headquarters located Borgergade 10, Copenhagen

Start date: Mid-August or start September. 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 page Current Vacancies at

Closing date for applications: 21 April, 2024. We expect to conduct interviews during April and May in our headquarters in Borgergade or via Teams.

Further information

For questions regarding the internship please contact Kendahl Kelly: [email protected].

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

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