Advocacy and Analysis Intern

Læger uden Grænser / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Denmark is looking for an Intern with an analytical mindset, good communications skills, and a passion for the humanitarian medical agenda. The intern will be part of the Advocacy and Analysis Unit (AAU) at the office in Copenhagen from August 2024 to December 2024.

Purpose and scope

The purpose of the AAU Intern is to support advancing MSF’s advocacy agenda in Denmark. MSF provides humanitarian medical assistance to all patients around the world according to their needs regardless of who they are and where they come from. 

With the AAU team, the Intern will support all ongoing activities and priorities of the AAU. This will include conducting analysis and research on key humanitarian and global health agendas and supporting initiatives to increase awareness of MSF’s humanitarian and medical priorities among different audiences in Denmark through events, campaigns, and different outreach activities. 

The Intern will have the opportunity to focus on a specific topic of the Intern’s own choice and conduct related research and analysis. This will be defined in collaboration with the AAU team during the initial weeks of the internship.

Responsibilities 

The AAU Intern will be responsible for a variety of tasks within advocacy and analysis and public outreach and engagement, including:

Analysis and advocacy activities

  • Produce well-researched talking points, reports, background papers, and analytical briefings on different humanitarian topics and thematic advocacy areas, including access to medicines, mental health and survivors of violence, planetary health, and international humanitarian law.
  • Stay up to date about Danish political debates for potential engagement for MSF Denmark.
  • Stay up to date about MSF’s international humanitarian and medical priorities and guidelines. 
  • Participate in developing, implementing, and evaluating MSF advocacy strategies and plans. 

Public outreach and engagement initiatives

  • Support the organisation of events, panel discussions, and initiatives where MSF Denmark can build awareness on key humanitarian, medical priorities and advocate and encourage change and action.
  • Produce advocacy-related outreach material and event toolkits that creatively conveys and communicates humanitarian and medical topics for different audiences. 

As an integral part of the AAU team and MSF Denmark, the Intern will contribute actively to maintaining a positive teamwork spirit and support colleagues with joint tasks or in times of need of extra hands.

Qualifications

To be considered for the position, candidates must be enrolled in university in a relevant field of studies, e.g., political science/global politics, human rights, anthropology, health/global health, during the 2024 fall semester.

In addition, the ideal candidate has the following experience, competences, and skills: 

  • Experience from volunteering or working with another NGO
  • Knowledge about humanitarian principles
  • Knowledge about humanitarian or global health issues
  • Knowledge about advocacy approaches and tools
  • Proficiency in Danish and/or English
  • Good communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Good team working and networking skills
  • Analytical mindset
  • Self-driven and independent  

What we can offer

  • All the necessary advice and support to make the internship a unique learning experience. 
  • A flexible working strategy with the option of working partly from home.
  • An open and inclusive working environment characterised by a high degree of flexibility, trust, and close collaboration between departments.
  • Free lunch when in the office. 

Contract: Unpaid internship

Working hours: Fulltime

Location: Copenhagen South

Start date: August 2024 

End date: December 2024

How to apply

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume (without photo), and any relevant certifications to job@copenhagen.msf.org Please indicate “AAU Intern” in the subject line.

If you have any questions or would like more information about this opportunity, please contact AAU Interim Director Kübra Yalcin, ky@copenhagen.msf.org or +45 41 77 74 32.

Application Deadline: 

Sunday 19/05/2024

Médecins Sans Frontières

We are a movement of doctors, nurses, midwives, and many other professionals. Every year, we provide emergency health care to millions of people affected by catastrophes, conflicts, and epidemics, or who are otherwise deprived of access to a healthcare system.

We go where the need is greatest, regardless of who our patients are and where they come from. We are committed to our principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence and bear witness to what we see while providing medical care to the people we assist. In 1999, we received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of our work.

We value diversity and strive for an inclusive and accessible workspace and encourage all individuals with the required qualifications to apply, irrespective of ethnic, national, or cultural background, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, disabilities, or any other aspect of their identities.

Ansøgningsfrist: 19. May 2024