Company: Røde Kors
Location: København


Would you like to work with global mental health and psychosocial support and support our emergency psychosocial response operations in the world’s largest humanitarian organisation?

We are looking for a talented intern to join our international team in Copenhagen. You are passionate about global mental health and psychosocial support and you want to put your theory and knowledge into practice in the world’s largest humanitarian organisation.

Your key tasks will be to:

  • Support the development and establishment of a psychosocial Rapid Response Unit (personnel and equipment);
  • Support the development and maintenance of the psychosocial roster, including identification of competency framework and relevant training needs;
  • Plan, prepare and support the facilitation of a Psychosocial Support in Emergencies training of Red Cross/Red Crescent staff and roster members in November 2019;
  • Compile best practices and lessons learnt from DRC supported PSS in Emergency operations;
  • Compile evidence-based documentation of the impact and effect of Child Friendly Spaces in emergency responses.
  • Carry out day-to-day practical tasks, including supporting the planning and execution of larger meetings and trainings

Your profile:

  • Currently enrolled in a relevant master’s programme, e.g. psychology, public health, global health, development studies field;
  • Interest in or knowledge about the field of global mental health;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (Arabic, French, Spanish or Danish skills would be an additional asset).
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, including designing survey instruments and interview guides
  • Flair for and experience with using Microsoft Excel, statistical software such as SPSS or R, and/or qualitative data management tools such as NVivo
  • You have an interest in and flair for managing processes, preparing events and meetings and enjoy multi-tasking
  • You can carry out tasks independently, but enjoy working in a team
  • Knowledge of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an advantage

Your future work place:

As an intern in the Danish Red Cross International Department, you will be part of a dynamic and inspiring, international team focusing on delivery support to our international humanitarian operations.

The Danish Red Cross also hosts the IFRC PS Centre aims to bring research and practice closer together through research and innovation partnerships with various stakeholders. Partnerships with academic institutions are rapidly expanding, and in 2018, the PS Centre collaborated with a total of 55 academic institutions across the world. The PS Centre also hosts the Red Cross and Red Crescent Research Network on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, which is a space for collaboration and shared learning that brings together mental health and psychosocial support researchers and practitioners from all over the world.

We offer:

The position is unpaid and preferably 37 hours per week and it is limited to a maximum of 6 months. Work place: Danish Red Cross HQ, Blegdamsvej 27, 2100 Copenhagen Ø

Application and :

If you wish to know more please contact MHPSS advisor, Pia Lorentzen,

The deadline for applications is 24 May 2019.

The date of commencement will be 1 August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.