Internship position: Democratic development in Myanmar

Internship position: Democratic development in Myanmar

Job function: Internship
Location: Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Starting date: Jan/Feb 2020, 4-6 months.

Are you interested in international development, the development of democratic political cultures in transitioning countries, and the engagement of youth and women in politics? 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 to participate and assist in the day-to-day work with developing and strengthening the democratic political culture in Myanmar.


Your tasks will include – but not be limited to:

    • Assisting the Project Coordinators in implementing activities, including youth and women in politics trainings and political dialogues
    •  Support Project Coordinators in monitoring and evaluation of the DIPD program in Myanmar, especially focusing on the results achieved among political youth and women as well as activities related to local governance – i.e. interpretation of evaluation surveys and suitable illustration, story-telling, etc.
    • Drafting reports, newsletters, posters, brochures and flyers and news in coordination with the Media and Communications Coordinator
    • Maintaining overview of information available and shared on social media
    • Plan and develop 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
    • Do background research on topics related to democratic development, political parties, human rights and legal framework.
    • Contribute to activity concept notes and activity reports, support monitoring and evaluation of the projects, and any other duties as required

Your Profile:

    • You are currently studying (or recently graduated) a degree in a relevant field, e.g. Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies, Sociology, Asian Studies, International Development Studies or a related field.
    • You are passionate about working in a project that collaborates with a wide range of political actors to support democratic values and processes.
    • You have ideally already gained some practical experience related to international development cooperation, for example through previous internships or extracurricular activities. Particularly skills and experience within monitoring and evaluation of projects is an asset.
    • Experience in developing countries, especially in South or Southeast Asia, would be an advantage.
    • You have very good knowledge of MS-Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and strong written and oral communication skills in English. Knowledge of Danish is considered an asset but not a requirement
    • You enjoy working in a team, have strong organizational skills and are able to manage tasks independently and in a solution-oriented manner

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.
    • You will be working closely together with the Technical Advisor to DIPD’s Myanmar Programme with whom you will jointly discuss learning objectives and who will supervise your work during the internship.
    • The internship period is 4 – 6 months, and it is a full time position, equal to 37 working hours per week.


The application deadline is 10th November 2019
To encourage early applications, applicationons will be reviewed on a rolling basis so the position may be filled before this deadline. Please send your application per email to DIPD’s Myanmar Office (, please Cc to For further information regarding the position, please contact DIPD’s Technical Advisor to the Myanmar Programme, Michael Siegner (
The application should include your CV, a brief cover letter and a transcript of records provided by your University. You may also include recommendations. All documents should be in English and merged into a single pdf-file.