Intern to health services

Health services supported by ICT technology

Danish Red Cross (DRC) is part of the global Red Cross Movement, which includes national Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies in 190 countries, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescents (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The purpose of DRC’s international activities is to increase and strengthen humanitarian impact, to inspire and act for human dignity, resilience and social cohesion.

The international work of DRC is organized in three units: International Programs and Disaster Management, which have the operational responsibility for DRCs international development cooperation and emergency responses respectively; and International Support (IS), with the main objective of providing technical support to the international cooperation, including program development, monitoring and quality assurance.

Objective of internship
Recognizing that the field of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) including e-Health is rapidly transforming the delivery of health services and systems. This internship aims at supporting a mapping of existing ICT opportunities within health service delivery, guiding notes and action plan for integrating innovation in DRC’s global health portfolio through use of ICT, including support of DRC’s partnership with other Red Cross partners in emergency health.

This includes reviewing and following up on a number of topics already recognized as relevant including, but not limited to: continuum of care using m-health/e-health solutions, real-time health information management, personal electronic health records, community-based disease surveillance, management of non-communicable diseases in emergencies, health insurance for low income groups, etc.

Expected tasks and responsibilities 

  • Mapping of existing challenges on DRC’s work with health
  • Mapping of existing solutions relevant for DRC’s health activities
  • Mapping of Danish health tech companies that could be relevant partners
  • Support dialogue with potential partners and stakeholders from academia, charity foundations, private sector, impact investors, WHO, ICRC, IFRC etc.
  • Analyze and complete a review of existing literature and good practice in e-health for emergency or low-income settings
  • Support the planning and organization of an event featuring ICT in health challenges and establishing partnership consortia to address such challenges

The internship position may also include, but not be limited to, any other support related to DRC’s International Strategy 2015-20 and more specifically Sustainable Development Goal 3 ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages’.

NB: The internship position also includes ad-hoc administrative tasks.

Required qualifications

  • Student in global health, disaster management, CBS or other relevant disciplines
  • Knowledge of international development work and/or business partnerships
  • Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in an efficient manner
  • Some experience with facilitation and process management
  • Ability to work independently and good communication skills
  • Fluency in English, fluency in Danish an advantage
  • Experienced in the use of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Strong writing skills in English
  • Preferably, experience from relevant student jobs or internships

You will be based at DRC’s office in Copenhagen. Starting date of the assignment is January 2018 (later date can be negotiated). It is expected that the duration of the internship is 5-6 months. 

The job description is indicative. It is one’s personal responsibility to be an active and supportive member of one’s team, department and the Red Cross as a whole. In other words, one can be asked to take on further tasks and responsibilities not mentioned in the job description.

The internship is unpaid, but DRC will provide a workplace. In addition, DRC will cover costs in relation to participation in meetings or travels outside Copenhagen if required.

For further information about the position please contact Jytte Roswall at

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