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Internships at the Embassy 

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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 October
  • 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.

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Public Diplomacy and Communication

Are you motivated by effective communication to both a Danish and Tanzanian audience about Denmark and Danish interests in Tanzania? Do you enjoy event planning and thrive with responsibility? If so, the position as communication intern at the Danish embassy in Dar es Salaam could be of interest to you.

As a Public Diplomacy and Communications intern, you will take active part in the daily work at the embassy at a very interesting time, and you will be able to work with all sectors of the embassy, thus obtaining solid insight into the policies and operations of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Communication and event planning

Your main tasks will be to:

  • Coordinate embassy events, such as Nordic Week and embassy meetings with the Danish business community in Tanzania
  • Communicate about Tanzania and Denmark, Danish development assistance and other matters of relevance to the Danish-Tanzanian relations
  • Update and maintain digital platforms of the embassy - webpage, Facebook and Twitter -  including producing news stories
  • Assist the embassy in general communication and cultural events
  • Participate in dialogue with different partners and stakeholders, incl. government, civil society organisations and other development partners
  • Carry out any other duties as necessary

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. Communications, Journalism, HA. (Komm.), International Organisational Communication, Rhetoric, Political Science, Cand.it. – Web Communication, Political Science, Law, International Relations or Development Studies)
  • Strong communication and coordination skills and good understanding of social media dynamics
  • You are comfortable with webpage editing, photography, short film productions and use of SoMe channels.
  • Overall knowledge of international development and Africa would be useful
  • Excellent English and Danish language skills (written and oral)
  • Responsible, independent and dynamic with strong inter-personal skills

For further information, please contact one of our current interns at the embassy; William Nordmark Nielsen, willni@um.dk or Rasmus Walther Jensen, rawaje@um.dk

Please find a PDF-file with a full description of the internship position here.

Inclusive Green Growth and Trade Council

If you are interested in international development cooperation and Danish companies’ engagement in Africa and have an interest in green growth, job creation, climate change as well as applied macroeconomics. Then an internship as a part of the Inclusive Green Growth and Trade Council Team could be a great opportunity for you.

Areas of work

As an intern, you will be part of the daily work at the embassy and the Inclusive Green Growth and Trade Council team in particular. The team works closely with the Ministry of Finance and Planning other governmental institutions as well as research institutions in order to support and strengthen policy, financial management, and administration. The team also works with business institutions in Tanzania (both private and public agencies) to support business environment, skills development, jobs creation and cultivating overall green growth.  The Trade Council advises Danish companies on doing business in Tanzania. The tasks of the intern are varied but will include:

  • Monitoring, analysing and reporting on the economic situation in Tanzania
  • Assisting in programme management and programme implementation
  • Participating in meetings and dialogue with partners and stakeholders
  • Contributing to analysis related to challenges for youth in terms of skills development and jobs creation, analysis of green transition and overall business environment in Tanzania
  • Assisting Danish companies in Tanzania through our Trade Council activities
  • Assist in event planning and communication about Tanzania and Denmark, the Danish development assistance, etc. of relevance to the Danish-Tanzanian relations

Qualifications

  • Enrollment at a university studying e.g. political science or other relevant subjects 
  • Good analytical skills
  • Interest in and preferable experience with international development issues
  • Strong language skills in both English and Danish
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team is essential

For further information, please contact one of our current interns at the embassy; William Nordmark Nielsen, willni@um.dk or Rasmus Walther Jensen, rawaje@um.dk or counsellor Mia Kjems Drægert, miadra@um.dk.
 

Please find a PDF with a full description of the internship position here.

Good Governance

Do you wish to assist in the implementation of an extensive Good Governance Programme in Tanzania? Do you have an interest in monitoring a political situation where power dynamics are changing? Are you motivated by communicating with and working across various national and international partners and stakeholders? If so, the position as good governance intern at the Danish embassy in Dar es Salaam could be of interest to you.

As a good governance intern, you will take active part in the daily work at the embassy at a very interesting time, and you will be able to obtain solid insight into the policies and operations of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Your main tasks will be to:

Areas of work

  • Assist the Governance team in the implementation of the Tanzania Governance Support Programme, including support to civil society, human rights, and gender equality
  • Monitor, analyse and report on the current political and development situation in Tanzania
  • Participate in dialogue with different partners and stakeholders incl. government, civil society organisa-tions and other development partners
  • Update the embassy website for the good governance sector and identify relevant news for postings on the embassy’s different platforms
  • Communication and event planning: e.g. assist with preparations of Nordic Sports Day
  • Carry out any other duties as necessary

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. Political Science, Law, International Relations, Development Studies)
  • Knowledge and familiarity with international development and good governance, incl. human rights, civil society and gender equality. Area specific knowledge and experience is considered an asset
  • Excellent English and Danish language skills (written and oral)
  • Responsible, independent and dynamic with strong interpersonal skills

For further information, please contact one of our current interns at the embassy; Rasmus Walther Jensen, rawaje@um.dk, William Nordmark Nielsen, willni@um.dk or Mette Bech Pilgaard, metpil@um.dk.

Please find a PDF with a full description of the internship position here

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 daramb@um.dk.

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 daramb@um.dk. In the subject line of your email, please specify which position(s) you apply for by using the following template: “Application for internship. Public Diplomacy and Communication. Spring 2021”. You are welcome to apply for more than one position.

B. DEADLINES

The application deadlines are:

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

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

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