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The Royal Danish Embassy in Uganda have an open internship position in
2020 from 1 February to 31 July. Deadline
for application is Tuesday 3 December. 

Are you looking for a professional and personal experience that will
widen your perception of the developing world? Do you want to work and live in
one of the most friendly and vivid cities in Africa? Would you like to
contribute to the Danish Embassy’s Country Programme for Uganda? And do you have
a genuine interest in development and monitoring. Then, an internship at the Danish Embassy in Kampala is what you are
looking for.

The intern will be attached to the Embassy’s
team within Financial Management and Monitoring of Denmark’s Country Programme
in Uganda:

Financial Management and Administration

The Financial
management and Monitoring Team is looking for an intern with keen academic
interest in development cooperation, public administration and anti-corruption.
The team’s is mainly responsible for the financial management and financial monitoring
of the support to Partner’s receiving funding through engagements under Denmark´s
country programme as well as the procurement process of goods and services for the
partner engagements. The intern will mainly work with tasks related to
development cooperation and assist with preparation and participation in
monitoring visits, follow up on audit reports, corruption cases and budgeting.
Further, the intern will assist with on-going public procurements, which means
that the intern will be involved in tasks related to the entire development
portfolio providing the intern with a unique insight into Danida’s work in a
developing country. Further, some other tasks related to the general work and
administration of the Embassy will be assigned to the interns. During the
internship, the intern will have a chance to become conversant with the Danida
systems, procedures and guidelines. Experience with practical financial
management is not a requirement.

Typical tasks of the interns include;
• Participation in dialogue and coordination with other development partners/donors.

• Programme monitoring and evaluation, including assessment of progress
reports. reviews and audits as well as project visits/field visits.

• Controlling/financial management of
Danida programmes.

• Involvement in the Embassy’s support to cultural activities.

• Assisting in public procurement procedures.

• Various administrative tasks such as drafting letters, responding to
inquiries, preparing meetings and taking minutes from meetings.

The internship and the specific tasks will be planned in further detail
with your supervisor according to your academic background, qualifications and
areas of interest. Applications will be evaluated based on letter of motivation
and qualifications in relation to the needs of the different teams.

The internship offers:

• A unique insight into political and economic developments in

• Hands on experience with concrete foreign and development policy

• A possibility of living and working in a developing country.

• Dedicated colleagues ready to guide and involve you in the tasks of the
Danish Embassy.

• Transfer of credits (ECTS).


Ideally, you could be studying political science, economics, development
studies, African studies, public administration, finance or something similar.
You are expected to have good interpersonal skills, the ability to work
independently as well as working as part of a team. Keen interest in working in
a developing country is a must. Being open-minded, having a willingness to
learn and a high level of cultural awareness are a must. Good writing skills
are essential, as is flexibility and a positive attitude towards the broad
range of tasks the team is involved in. It is a requirement to have a high
level of oral and written Danish and English and good computer skills
(Microsoft Word, Excel, Power-Point and Outlook) are an advantage.

Terms and conditions

Students applying for an internship must be enrolled in a Master’s
programme or a Bachelor’s programme at a Danish or a foreign institution of
higher education. Interns must remain enrolled in such a programme for the
duration of the internship. Furthermore, to apply for the position you must be
either a Danish citizen or be resident in Denmark, have lived in Denmark for a
minimum of three years. The internships are unpaid, but the Embassy provides
refund for documented expenses related to the internship (such as travelling,
vaccinations, accommodation and insurance) for an amount up to DKK 3,500 a
month. Alternatively, interns can receive DKK 3,500 a month to cover such
expenses, but in that case it is generally not possible to receive SU
simultaneously (see this ruling by Ankenævnet for SU). Duration of the
internship is six months. The intern will be responsible for financing travel
documents, visa, insurances and vaccinations. The interns are expected to share
a furnished apartment about 10 minutes’ walk from the Embassy at the cost of
app. USD 333 per month per person plus utilities.

How to apply and deadlines

Please send application, CV and recommendations electronically to in one pdf file. The application must be in English and at a
maximum of 1 page. Note in the subject for application; Internship Financial
Management and Monitoring.

The deadline for application the 3rd of December.

Ask an intern

Please do not hesitate to contact our current intern Steffen Bargum J.
Petersen if you have any questions regarding the internship and life in Kampala;
you can find the contact here: