DDRN is Seeking Research Communication Intern(s) for the Autumn Semester 2024

Do you want to sharpen your skills as a science journalist working with Global South and the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

DDRN.dk is an independent on-line media communicating research on sustainable development by South researchers and by Danish universities. South-North divides are in focus, when covering the future of development studies, the nature of research partnerships, scientific publication, and funding options.

Danish Development Research Network (DDRN) is an NGO for knowledge networking and open access. Its membership includes researchers, students, aid practitioners, consultants, private and public entities.

DDRN is seeking Research Communication Intern(s) for 3 to 4 months during the Autumn semester 2024.

We are looking for someone studying communication, sustainable development, international development cooperation, or any other scientific field contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Even better, surprise us with something completely different in your background that you still strongly believe qualifies you for the position as an intern with the DDRN.

DDRN’s main communication language is English, and you must have very strong skills in written English. Proficiency in the Danish language is not a necessity. 

You can work within one or more of these areas:

  • Write on research addressing South-North divides, global challenges, and the UN SDG, e.g., by interviewing faculty at Danish universities or visiting Global South researchers,
  • Communicate research of your own as you prepare for thesis writing in the Spring semester 2025,
  • Join the editorial process during the weekly review of incoming scripts from the DDRN network of South-based science journalists.

The internship offers the opportunity to:

  • Develop and sharpen your skills in research communication and science journalism,
  • Challenge your creative skills on social media to attract readers to new articles on DDRN.dk,
  • Network with fellow students, academics, and science journalists in Denmark and in Global South countries,
  • Work with DDRN projects with South NGOs to build project support skills.

The internship is unpaid, but if you are eligible for SU and will have your internship credited as ECTS points at your institution of study, you will continue receiving SU during the internship.

If you are studying at a university in an EU country other than Denmark, you have the opportunity through your university, to apply for an Erasmus+ Traineeship grant: https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/opportunities/opportunities-for-individuals/students/traineeships-for-students-abroad  to facilitate your transfer and stay in Denmark

Workplace: Foreningshuset, Sundholm 8, 2300 Copenhagen S. (Amager).

Several other NGOs are based In the same building as the DDRN office. Thus, there is an opportunity to network and meet practitioners, who are engaged in international development.

Send your application to Editor-in-chief Arne Wangel, e-mail: info@ddrn.dk before 30 May 2024. We look forward to receiving your application!