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IWGIA is looking for an intern with a sharp pen and fluency in English

Are you motivated by driving social change through communication? Are you a native English speaker and thrive as much with writing articles as you do with proofreading? Do you want to work with human rights and indigenous peoples and at the same time developing your communication skills?

If yes, perhaps you are IWGIA’s new Communication Intern.

IWGIA has adopted a new strategic direction which includes a stronger focus on communications and outreach to the general public. Therefore, we are seeking a Communication Intern who is able to write in an engaging manner and is happy to proofread and elevate the quality of other staff’s content.


Your tasks as our Communication Intern will be:

  • Proofread all outgoing communication material in English
  • Research and write relevant articles in an engaging manner
  • Develop communication material that can be used to promote indigenous peoples’ rights
  • Produce engaging social media content that can set the agenda and attract the attention of a growing community of supporters
  • Contact our indigenous partners for material and stories that could be useful in our communication work
  • Assist the Communication team in day-to-day tasks
  • Help coordinate and organise events in Denmark

You will be referring to the Communications and Press Manager in all day-to-day work.

Your qualifications

You are ideal for the job if you:

  • Are fluent in English, and preferably also in Danish
  • Have excellent writing skills
  • Are methodological and always deliver outputs in high quality
  • Are doing a master’s in journalism, communication or a similar field
  • Are passionate about promoting human rights and want to work in the development sector
  • Like to work independently but are also a team player
  • Are interested in learning more about indigenous peoples’ rights

It is an advantage if you speak Spanish, have experience working with social media or have good video-editing skills.

We offer

As a learning organisation we value knowledge sharing, innovation and creativity. Therefore we appreciate any feedback and ideas. Apart from that we will offer:

  • An unpaid internship for 37 hours a week from January (exact date will be determined after an interview) to mid June
  • A broad international network of committed colleagues and employees
  • A thorough knowledge of working with indigenous peoples’ rights and the related issues within climate change, international processes and land rights
  • An open and dynamic work environment with lots of recognition, sparring and constructive feedback
  • Flexible work hours with the time needed for assignments from the University
  • A desk in the Engagement and Documentation Team, and an office located in Christianshavn, Copenhagen.

For IWGIA, it is important that our interns learn as much as possible. Therefore you will have independent responsibilities with relevant support from other team members.

Application deadline: 2 December 2018.

Please send a short motivation letter and your CV in English to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please quote “Engagement and Documentation Intern” in your mail. The first interview will take place at the beginning of December 2018.

Duration: From January (exact date will be determined after the interview) til June.

For more information contact Bue Heckmann, Communications Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


IWGIA is an international human rights organisation promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. We document indigenous peoples’ situations, the violations of their rights and analyze trends; we empower indigenous peoples through organizational support and projects on the ground and by supporting human rights institutions to advance indigenous peoples’ rights; and we conduct advocacy with and in support of indigenous peoples towards key duty bearers at international, regional and national levels.


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IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. Read more.

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Contact IWGIA

Prinsessegade 29 B, 3rd floor
DK 1422 Copenhagen
Phone: (+45) 53 73 28 30
E-mail: iwgia@iwgia.org
CVR: 81294410

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