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Internship position: Democratic development in Myanmar

Job title: Intern; Youth in Politics & Monitoring

Job function: Internship

Location: Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Period: The fall semester of 2017



Are you interested in international development, the development of democratic political cultures in transitioning countries, and the engagement of youth in particular? Then this internship at the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD) might be just what you are looking for!

The DIPD team in Myanmar is looking for an intern for the fall semester of 2017 to participate and assist in the day-to-day work with developing and strengthening the democratic political culture in Myanmar. You will also get the opportunity to get responsibility for your own projects during the internship.

Your tasks will include – but not be limited to:

  • Assisting the Youth Project Coordinator in implementing activities, including youth trainings and political dialogues
  • Supporting innovation in monitoring and evaluation of the DIPD program in Myanmar, especially on results achieved among political youth – i.e. storytelling, video etc.
  • Drafting reports, newsletters, posters, brochures and flyers and news in coordination with the Media and Communications Coordinator both for Myanmar audience and Danish media
  • Maintaining overview of information available and shared on social media
  • Planning and developing political briefs and other communication materials for circulating to internal and external stakeholders
  • Attending events and meetings and provide minutes to relevant team members
  • Assisting in other assignments on request


  • Enrollment at a Danish university in a relevant field of study e.g. – Political Science, Sociology, Asian Studies, Global Development, International Development Studies and other similar branches of social sciences
  • Fluent in spoken and written Danish and English
  • Experience in working with communication (Danish and English) is an asset
  • Knowledge of democracy assistance and policy is an asset
  • Knowledge and experience within monitoring and evaluation of projects is an asset
  • Experience from youth politics is an asset, but not a requirement

Practical information
You will become part of a small, energetic and dedicated team located in downtown Yangon. The internship is unpaid, but DIPD will cover your expenses for travel to and from Myanmar and your insurance. Furthermore you will receive a monthly compensation to help cover living expenses. Our office in Myanmar will assist you in finding a place to live, but it will essentially be your own responsibility.

You will attend preparatory meetings and briefings at the DIPD HQ in Copenhagen, prior to your internship.

You will be appointed a supervisor at DIPD, who will supervise your work during the internship.

The internship period is four months, and it is a full time position, equal to 37 working hours per week.

Application:  Application deadline is March 15th 2017
Applications to this position should be sent to DIPD Senior Advisor, Hanne Lund Madsen with copy to The application should include your CV, a statement of interest, grade transcript form your current studies and documentation of enrollment, you may also include recommendations. All documents should be in English and merged into one pdf-file.

For further information regarding the position, please contact DIPD Senior Advisor, Hanne Lund Madsen.

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