Are you french speaking and interested in human rights from a state actor perspective? Are you willing to support our project management? Can you work three days per week? Are you studying political science, public administration, law or in a similar field? Then you may be our new student assistant.

The Danish Institute for Human Rights is looking for a student assistant to support our work in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Our main objective is to contribute to a well-functioning national human rights system and to the development of state structures and mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights. The Institute supports state reporting on human rights, the establishment of an effective national human rights institution, the effectivity of independent public instances and contributes to the dialogue between human rights state actors.


As a student assistant you will support our Human Rights Capacity Department in administrative matters. Your assignments can include the following tasks:

  • Administrative tasks
  • Project management assignments particularly in relations to our work in Tunisia including support to courses or workshop preparations.
  • Support to consortium management including editing reports, taking minutes, archiving documents in Sharepoint, translating documents, support to report writing, logistics and travel booking
  • Planning and preparation of meetings
  • Developing communication products (newsletters, brochures, visual aids and populating Sharepoint with news items)
  • Support to our teams based in Tunisia, Morocco and Jordan in using systems such as ESDH and RejsUd


  • You should be a student at university level in political science, law, public administration or similar
  • You enjoy working in teams with people from different academic, professional and geographic backgrounds
  • It is important that you are well-organized, detailed oriented, reliable, flexible, able to work independently with good coordination skills and willing to help solve tasks as they come.
  • Skills in educational and training processes, as well as in blended learning are a strong advantage
  • Fluency in French and English is required. Proficiency in Danish and Arabic is a strong advantage.
  • Experience in systems such as ESDH, SAS, RejsUd and Sharepoint is an advantage


Salary is set in accordance with the Danish Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Union of Commercial and Clerical Employees in Denmark (HK). The position is 20 hours/week on average and based in Copenhagen. Starting date is expected to be in January 2021 or earlier depending on candidate availability.

The Danish Institute for Human Rights appreciates diversity in the workplace. If qualified, we strongly encourage you to apply for this position.


Please submit your application and cv in English no later than 12.00 CET  1st December 2020 by using the link on this page.


Questions may be directed to programme manager Una Verdel, unve@humanrights.dk or +45 9132 5784