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Internship - The Embassy of Denmark

Karibu sana!

A rewarding experience in outstanding surroundings awaits our coming team of interns, and here is your chance to become part of it.

The Danish Embassy in Tanzania is hiring interns for each spring and fall semester. Please find more information about the respective internships as well as general terms and requirements below.

The internship periods are: 

  • Spring semester: 1st of February – 31st of July
  • Fall semester: 1st of August – 31st of January

The application deadlines are:

  • Spring semester: 1st of August
  • Fall semester: 1st of March

About the Embassy

The Embassy of Denmark in Dar es Salaam is a dynamic work place, and Tanzania remains one of Denmark’s largest development cooperation partners for more than 50 years. We are a diverse group of people covering a broad portfolio of areas, including poverty alleviation, institutional reforms, good governance, job creation, green growth, health, human rights and infrastructure in a development context – all of us with the aim of maintaining the long-term relations between Denmark and Tanzania.

As an intern at the Embassy you will work closely together with experienced colleagues on both day-to-day tasks and long-term projects, thus giving you a comprehensive professional experience useful towards your academic as well as future career development.

If you are motivated to contribute to our challenging and important work and wish to gain first-hand knowledge about development policy implementation and diplomacy in a developing, interesting country, we encourage you to apply for an internship. Please find more information about the various positions below.

Update: 7th February 2022
- All current internship positions (roles and responsibilities) may change from time to time and we advice you to check in regularly.
- We are currently unable to offer internships to Tanzanian nationals. We are therefore not able to receive or respond to any internship applications from Tanzanian nationals.

Health & Good Governance

Would you like to work with development aid, programme implementation and monitoring within a Tanzanian context? Do you have an interest in working with the health sector, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender, civil society and monitoring a political situation where power dynamics are changing and democracy is debated regularly? Would you find it interesting to get more insight into the phasing out of bilateral development aid? If so, you should consider applying for the internship in the Health and Good Governance Cluster at the Danish Embassy in Dar es Salaam.

As an intern in the Health and Good Governance Cluster, you will be part of the daily work with implementing and phasing out the Danish development programme within health, good governance, gender and human rights. Here, you will obtain valuable insights into the operations of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Danish support to the Tanzanian health sector is primarily allocated through a joint donor Health Basket Fund on mainland Tanzania and through civil society organisations working with sexual and reproductive health services, monitoring, advocacy, rights and disabilities. The governance support is mainly allocated through local organisations that focus on strengthening civil society, access to justice, human rights and promoting gender equality. 

Area of work

You will get the opportunity to work closely with all aspects of the health system, public-private partnerships, and civil society. You will participate in overall partner coordination meetings in the health and governance sectors as well as policy- and phase-out dialogue with relevant stakeholders, e.g. development partners, ministries, civil society organisations and private health providers. Your main tasks will be to:

- Assist Embassy colleagues in day-to-day work, including implementation of programmes/projects on governance, human rights, gender equality and health
- Monitor, analyse and report on the current political, development and health situation in Tanzania
- Participate in dialogue with partners and stakeholders, incl. government, civil society organisations and other development partners
- Update the Embassy website and identify and write relevant news for postings on the Embassy’s different platforms
- Assist in event planning and communication about Tanzania and Denmark, Danish development assistance, etc.
- Carry out other tasks as necessary

Qualifications

We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, (e.g. political science, law, international relations, development studies, human rights, global or public health, social science)
- Knowledge and familiarity with international development, incl. human rights, global health issues, civil society and gender equality. - Strong language skills in oral and written English and Danish
- Good analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
- Responsible, independent and able to work in a team

In the selection of the candidate, relevant professional and cultural experiences from travelling or living abroad will be taken into consideration.

For further information, please contact Counsellor for Political, Health and Rights, Lena Hothes, [email protected]

Finance & Administration

As an intern in the Finance and Administration-team it is an advantage for you to have a particular interest in foreign aid, public administration, and anti-corruption. The primary focus of the team is the financial management of Denmark’s development cooperation in Tanzania. The team is engaged across all of Danida’s engagements in Tanzania. You will primarily work with the development engagements with the Tanzanian partners, including monitoring, budget analyses and review of accounts, and cases of mismanagement of development funds. You will become familiar with Danida’s systems, procedures, and guidelines. You will also be involved in the results reporting, and you will get insights into the link between the programmatic and financial parts of development cooperation, involving in the full development portfolio of the embassy. You get a unique insight into how Danida work in a developing country. General interest in development cooperation and public management is a necessity. However, it is not a requirement that you have practical experience with financial management.

Areas of work

- Assist the team in developing and maintaining financial management reports in cooperation with the programme teams
- Analyse budgets, progress reports, financial statements and audits from partners in cooperation with the programme staff
- Assist with data control and updates of results and other data in the programme management tools.
- Participate in monitoring visits to partners incl. government, civil society organisations, and if relevant in joint monitoring visits with other development partners
- Update the Embassy website and write relevant news for postings on the Embassy’s different platforms
- Assist in event planning and communication about Tanzania and Denmark, the Danish development assistance, etc.
- Carry out any other duties as necessary

Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. Political Science, Economics, Development Studies, African Studies, Public Administration, law)
- Area specific knowledge and experience with financial management and public administration is considered an asset
- Excellent English and Danish language skills (written and oral)
- Responsible, independent and dynamic with strong inter-personal skills

In the selection of the candidate, relevant professional and cultural experience from travelling or living abroad will be taken into consideration.

For further information, please contact Chief Financial Officer, Hanne Fritzen, [email protected]

General Terms and Requirements

A. GENERAL TERMS AND REQUIREMENTS

Danish citizens must be enrolled at a Danish or foreign institution of higher education. Foreign citizens must have lived in Denmark for a period of 3-4 years, must be enrolled at a Danish institution of higher education and must live in Denmark at the time of the deadline of the application.

Global and local developments in the Covid-19 situation may impact whether internships are possible and the way they are carried out.

Please find the guidelines for interns at the Danish representations here.

B. DURATION

The internship period is: 

  • Spring semester: 1st of February – 31st of July
  • Fall semester: 1st of August – 31st of January

C. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR ALL POSITIONS

The intern must be a Danish citizen or have a prolonged affiliation with Denmark. It is furthermore a prerequisite that the intern is enrolled in a Danish or foreign institution of higher education during the internship. Other qualifications required are:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A keen interest in African challenges and potential in a rapidly changing world
  • A keen interest in development policy implementation
  • Strong language skills in both English and Danish
  • Capacity to work independently and efficiently
  • Flexibility and ability to be a team player

D. FINANCIAL SUPPORT, ACCOMMODATION AND HEALTH INSURANCE

Depending on your individual study arrangements in Denmark, you may be eligible to receive the Danish State Education Grant (SU) during the internship. The internship is unpaid but the embassy will reimburse specified expenses related to the internship (e.g. airfare, vaccinations, insurance and accommodation) and according to receipts submitted, within a total monthly ceiling of DKK 3,800. If you do not receive SU during the internship, the monthly supplement of DKK 3,800 can be paid without further documentation.

It is a condition that the intern takes out a health and accident insurance that covers the entire stay in Tanzania.

Currently, the interns are assisted by embassy staff with finding accommodation.

E. SECURITY CLEARANCE AND CONTRACT

The selected candidate will only be offered the position and internship contract once the candidate has obtained the required security clearance via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark and PET. The Embassy will initiate this process as part of the finalisation of the application process. A contract will be drafted prior to the beginning of the internship.

F. FURTHER INFORMATION

Interested applicants are encouraged to read the travel information for Tanzania. Further questions can be directed to [email protected].

 

Application and Deadlines

A. APPLICATION

If you are interested, please send an application in English, including a motivational letter (max. 1 page) and relevant attachments (transcripts, CV and recommendations/references) in a single PDF file to the Embassy of Denmark in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania using the e-mail address [email protected]. In the subject line of your email, please specify which position(s) you apply for by using the following template: “Application for internship. "Title of internship". "Spring" or "Autumn”. 

You are welcome to apply for more than one position.

B. DEADLINES

The application deadlines are:

  • Spring semester: 1st of August
  • Fall semester: 1st of March

Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview via Skype or telephone approximately 2 weeks after the indicated deadline.