25 March 2022

Combined Internship 2022


Nordic Africa Research Network (NARN) and Centre of African Studies (CAS), University of Copenhagen.

Nordic Africa Research Network (NARN)
The Nordic Africa Research Network (NARN) aims to promote research, research publishing, and research communication and networking among Africanists in the Nordic countries and beyond. As part of this, it publishes the Nordic Journal of African Studies (NJAS). NARN has also developed a database of Nordic Africanist researchers as a tool for scholars and students. NARN is both an institutional and individual member-based association. Its Board consists of ten members that represent the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Centre of African Studies
The Centre of African Studies, based at the University of Copenhagen, is a unique hub of both teaching and research in African Studies. It runs the only two-year MA in African Studies in the Nordic region, hosts a range of international PhDs, post-docs and guest researchers, collaborates with a range of African researchers and research institutions; is widely networked within Nordic, European and global African Studies environments, and is active in local debates concerning African issues.

Combined Internship
NARN and CAS seek an intern for a period of five months, to work equally for both institutions. The intern will be located institutionally at CAS on the south campus of the University of Copenhagen and will be supervised by a senior staff member of CAS, but will also work with members of the NARN Board as and when relevant.

The intern’s work will include the following main tasks:

NARN tasks

  • Innovate and update NARN website and other relevant communication channels
  • Investigate possible options for NARN to create a searchable database and integrate it to the website data base on Africanist research/ers in the Nordic countries
  • Provide administrative support for NARN activities, including NARN events and grant management
  • Other relevant tasks as needed

CAS tasks

  • Assist with Teaching Africa/Teaching African Studies conference
  • Monitor and consolidate information about relevant Africanist / African Studies / Africa-related research, policy and public events within Denmark and the Nordic region
  • Contribute to facilitating exchange and collaborative events among Africa-related institutions in the Nordic region
  • Provide support to the CAS alumni network
  • Other relevant tasks as needed

Required skills/experience

  • Proven skills and experience in opening and managing websites with Wordpress or similar website builders; and in opening and managing social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • A minimum of three years education in relevant social science/humanities fields
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Fluency in English

Additional preferred qualifications

  • Academic studies related to African Studies or Africa
  • Knowledge of one or more main Nordic languages

Applications should include the following

  • A letter of interest and motivation
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of certificates of education and other relevant qualifications
  • The names and contact details of two references (at least one being an academic reference)

Submission of applications

Applications should be submitted simultaneously to the following:

Expected period of internship

The internship period is expected to start in September 2022 and last for five months.

Deadline for applications

Applications should be submitted on the 15 May 12 pm (noon) at the latest.

Additional Information

  • The contract for the internship will be with the Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen
  • The intern will not be remunerated.