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Student Assistant for DRC’s Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding Sector, Copenhagen


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Copenhagen
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Conflict prevention
    • Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DD&R)
    • Peace and Development
  • Closing Date: Closed

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work with one of the world’s largest international NGOs during your studies? Then you might be our new Student Assistant.


Who are we?

Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding (HDP) is one of DRC’s five core sectors, specialising in Humanitarian Mine Action and Peacebuilding.  


HDP’s work is guided by the Safer Communities approach, working to strengthen community resilience and build local capacities to reduce and remove weapons-related risks, and factors that may result in the use of weapons. HDP strives to achieve this through Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) activities, focusing on landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW), as well as Peacebuilding programmes. Peacebuilding activities build on communities’ own visions, abilities, capacities and resources for improved security and safety. This is done through conflict sensitive, participatory and inclusive processes addressing conflict, security and safety at community level. HDP’s work is vital in helping refugees, internally displaced people and other communities return to their homes when the conflict has ended, allowing them to make use of the land they were forced to leave behind and facilitating development.


About the job

HDP is looking for a student assistant who will work at DRC’s headquarters in Copenhagen. The student assistant will have different administrative tasks related to general support to HQ staff and the country programmes. Some of the tasks will be related to fundraising, monitoring and evaluation, trainings and other relevant areas of work. 


The student assistant will be given the opportunity to work independently with different tasks that are related to his or her line of study and will be given a thorough introduction to the working relations at the headquarters of an organisation that works with mine action, peacebuilding, and other humanitarian activities in more than 20 countries. The student assistant will be working closely together with the HDP intern.


The student assistant is expected to: 


  • Assist with preparation, formatting and proofreading of documents and correspondence ranging from different publications to project proposals. 
  • Act as a point of contact for ad hoc queries coming from the field and/or HQ.  
  • Assist in the development of e-learnings and trainings. 
  • Collate and analyse received data to produce fact sheets, graphs and presentations for HDP’s Senior Management and country programmes. 
  • Assist with the continual improvement of work processes and support systems. 
  • Organise meetings and events. 
  • Assist in the hiring of interns. 


About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to:

  • Be effective in the use of MS Office and design programs. 
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Be able to work independently as well as in a team. 
  • Be able to work systematically with a good structure for the work that you do. 
  • Have an eye for the detail and strive to get the job done. 


All employees should master DRC's core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity.


Moreover, we also expect the following:



  • Be enlisted at a university for a relevant education (this is a prerequisite for the position).  
  • Have completed minimum two years of higher education. 
  • Be fluent in both written and spoken English.



  • Knowledge of Danish, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
  • Experience working with administrative tasks is an asset. 


We offer

Contract length: At least 1 year depending on the duration of your study with the possibility of extension.

Workplace: DRC HQ, Copenhagen

Start date: July 1, 2024

Working hours: 20-22,5 hours per week (3 days/week)

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the agreement between DRC and HK. This is a national position for which local terms and conditions apply.

As it is a part-time student assistant job, it is a prerequisite that you live and study in Denmark.

Application process
All  applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV in English. Apply online on our page Current Vacancies at

Closing date for applications: April 29, 2024. We expect to conduct interviews during May.


Further information

For questions regarding the vacancy please contact Ronan Pros Grinberg at

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

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