Ansøgningsfrist: 6. maj 2018

DIGNITY’s Talent Programme for Students – call for applications for Autumn Season 2018

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to contribute to the global fight against torture and organized violence as part of your study programme? Are you driven by a desire to learn and to put knowledge to work? Do you have a documented interest in DIGNITY’s field of work and a strong academic record? If so, this is the call for you.

DIGNITY – Danish Institute against Torture offers student internships and workplaces for students writing Master’s theses. Opportunities are available within the field of:

  • Prevention of torture
  • Rehabilitation of torture survivors
  • Medical aspects of torture
  • Public policy
  • Advocacy
  • Human rights law
  • Social work
  • Counseling
  • Communication and/or Fundraising.

At this time, we specifically (though not exclusively) invite applications from students with an interest in health, urban violence and legal issues related to torture. See Legal ProjectsUrban Violence  and/or Health Projects for more information on the topics of interest.

Previous talents have come from the disciplines of public health, law, medicine, psychology, anthropology, global development, development studies, political science, human security, refuges studies etc.

Internships last 3-6 months during which you work on a specific DIGNITY project.

Master’s thesis workplaces are available for 6 months. You work on your thesis with supervision from a relevant and qualified DIGNITY staff member in addition to your supervisor at the University.

A place on the Talent Programme offers you the chance to:

  • Contribute to DIGNITY’s vital and inspiring work against torture and organised violence by
    1. writing a Master’s thesis with focus on issues related to the causes, consequences or contexts of torture and organised violence or
    2. interning with DIGNITY or one of our global partners and learning about the dynamic field of human rights, torture rehabilitation and torture prevention in practice
  • Collaborate with senior researchers on ongoing research projects
  • Have a workstation and be serviced as a staff member including monthly briefings with a designated mentor

The season runs from 1 September to December.

Internships and Master’s thesis workplaces are un-remunerated. DIGNITY is not able to assist with visa applications or housing.

For internships at DIGNITYs Rehabilitation Clinic in Copenhagen, excellent Danish skills are required.

If this catches your attention we look forward to hearing from you. Please include the following:

  • Letter of motivation of 400-600 words, detailing your reasons for applying, your specific interests and whether you apply for an internship or a thesis-writing workplace
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Grade report from your educational institution
  • An example of your written work (preferably Bachelor assignment or equivalent)


Send to indicating “Talent Programme” in the subject field.

Deadline: 6th May 2018

Additional information on DIGNITY’s Talent Programme can be obtained here