Internship – World Food Programme Nordic Office, August 7th 2017- February 9th 2018

Publisert 10 April 2017

Are you passionate about humanitarian and development work? Do you want to work for a world with Zero Hunger? And do you want to gain experience within communication, outreach and advocacy? An internship at the World Food Programme’s Nordic Office in Copenhagen will give you the opportunity to build momentum and public and political will for the achievement of SDG2 in the world’s leading humanitarian organisation fighting hunger worldwide. 


World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s leading humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide. Every year, we reach around 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries. WFP is part of the United Nations system and voluntarily funded.

WFP Nordic Office is located in Copenhagen in the UN City, which hosts 11 UN organisations. The Office raises awareness of the key role of WFP in reaching Zero Hunger and the results achieved together with its Nordic partners – the Nordic governments combined were the fifth largest donor to WFP in 2016 and top donors of flexible funds. The Nordic WFP Office aims to strengthen relationships to existing partners, further expand stakeholder relations and build informed constituencies. The overarching goals are:

·         Create the enabling environment, the momentum and the political will for the achievement of Agenda 2030, with a special focus on prioritizing SDG2.

·         Support WFP’s role as a leading solution provider and partner of excellence for the achievement of Agenda 2030, particularly for its work to reach the last first.

·         Ensure that, in the conversations around SDG2, the voices of the people we serve are heard and taken into account.

Through our internship programme we employ 4 students – one from four of the Nordic countries; Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The internship starts on August 7th 2017 and ends on February 9th 2018. Under the direct supervision of the director of WFP’s Nordic Office, your main duties are:


  • Maintain and further expand WFP Nordic Office’s online support base through:
    • Creating content, translating, editing and updating Nordic language websites
    • Creating content, translating, editing and updating Nordic language Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts as well as other social media outlets
  • Translate and distribute corporate updates, statements and press-releases through national media outlets
  • Cooperate on various campaigns and outreach activities
  • Host visits and make presentations to students about the work of WFP
  • Handle inquiries from students and general public
  • Monitor national media on issues related to the work and mandate of WFP and report on relevant media coverage
  • Carry out national political surveillance on issues related to the work and mandate of WFP and report on relevant developments in government policies in the respective countries
  • Monitor trends and issues which impact hunger and food assistance and identify opportunities for WFP to influence public debate on hunger, food aid and development assistance
  • Assist in the planning and preparation of visits, meetings and conferences, briefing material and other administrative matters
  • Any other duties as required


Required qualifications:


  • Completed at least two years of undergraduate study
  • Currently enrolled and have attended courses at a university programme in the past 12 months
  • A bachelor degree and/or skills and maturity gained from relevant jobs or internships is desirable
  • Experience in online communication – with a strong social media knowledge and working experience – and/or experience in journalism, communication or other information related work desirable
  • Working experience in national or international organizations, relevant to humanitarian and/or development field
  • Excellent written communication skills in Danish, Finnish, Norwegian or Swedish – as relevant to the respective country under which you apply
  • A good command of written and spoken English - the working language in WFP
  • A good command of MS Office


Preferred qualifications:


  • Experience with content management systems (Drupal) and/or experience with updating websites
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and/or InDesign/other photo editing




  • Completed at least two years of undergraduate studies
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme as an active student, who has attended courses at a degree level (as part of a programme) within the past 12 months from the start of the internship. Or have recently graduated from a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme and have attended courses at a degree level (as a part of the programme) within the past 12 months from the start of the internship.


Please be prepared to submit:


  • Signed and stamped copy of official transcripts of courses attended within the past 12 months from the Registrar or Academic Services, stating the name of the programme/degree level you are enrolled in, dates, duration of course, etc.
  • If you are currently enrolled please also submit a signed and stamped copy of confirmation of enrolment from the Academic Services or the Registrar’s Office showing that you are enrolled in a university programme throughout the duration of the internship. The certificate should include the programme/degree level you are enrolled in and expected graduation date/duration of the programme.


Terms and conditions:

The internship is full time. WFP pays a monthly stipend equivalent to maximum USD 600. WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation or travel to and from WFP internship location.

In preparation for the internship, you will have a full week of handover with the outgoing group of interns. The dates of the internship are therefore fixed.


Application procedures:

Fill in and submit the below Internship Application form together with your application in English consisting of a CV and a cover letter (max one page) to


Deadline for applications: Monday 1st May 2017


Please make sure to state your respective country (Denmark, Finland, Norway or Sweden) and “WFP internship” in the subject line. Interviews in English by Skype will be scheduled to take place primo May.


Birgitte Keller Pedersen

World Food Programme

UN City, Marmorvej 51

DK-2100 Copenhagen

Tel.: +45 45 33 53 50



For more information on WFP please visit:

Denmark: Website: / Facebook: / Twitter: WFP_DK/Instagram: wfp_dk

Finland: Website: / Facebook: / Twitter: WFP_FI/Instagram: wfp_fi

Norway: Website: / Facebook: / Twitter: WFP_NO/Instagram: wfp_no

Sweden: Website: / Facebook: / Twitter: WFP_SE/Instagram: wfp_se


WFP’s internship programme:

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Please also fill in and submit the application form together with your application and CV.