Creating Change – Training, Event and Activities Intern Global Platform Jordan

Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke

Udlandet (øvrige)

Do you like to create spaces that fosters creative and innovative processes? Are you interested in the Middle East and eager to work with youth and Social Change in the region? Then you could be the intern we are looking for at our regional training centre at the Global Platform Jordan.  


The Jordan Platform

ActionAid’s Regional Training Hub, The Global Platform Jordan, is looking for a Training, event and activity Intern with qualifications and interest in planning and organizing activities and events for local youth at our Global Platform in Amman, Jordan. The event and activity intern will be responsible for - in cooperation with the trainers and management - to develop and implement a plan for the Global Platform Jordan to carry out events and activities throughout the Autumn of 2016 within the inspiring atmosphere of the Platform. The intern will be involved in planning and organising events and workshops that will attract youth to use the Global Platform as a place and space to share ideas, to express themselves, and meet and discuss relevant topics. The events and workshops are for both staff and youth and should include professional/learning dimension e.g. relevant discussions on women's rights and governance in the Region. Furthermore, the intern will in cooperation with the training intern develop and arrange cultural nights, debate night and other events in relation to the training activities. The intern will also work as main contact person between the volunteers and the Global Platform and coordinate activities with them. The intern will also look into the possibilities of establishing a voluntary run cafe, activities etc.  


As an intern at Global Platform Jordan you will become part of a young and vibrant work environment and get the opportunity to get close to the work of ActionAid in the Arab Region, with a specific focus on our capacity support interventions and training activities with youth and civil society organization from Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Jordan.  


About ActionAid Denmark  

ActionAid Denmark (Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke) fights poverty by promoting the political empowerment of the world's poor. ActionAid Denmark (AADK) supports long-term development work, education programs and campaigns as well as cross border exchange of experiences and knowledge between people. AADK works with partner organizations across the world and with Global Platforms as training hubs for local and global youth. In the Arab Region ActionAid have a Regional office based in Jordan, from where the ActionAid Arab Region initiative (AA ARI) is run. AA ARI currently works across the Middle East and North Africa region. We work through partners and by direct implementation, to ensure that the rights of women, youth and refugees are upheld, by enabling communities to become the actors of their own change agenda. With an enhanced focus on youth and women - Read more at  


The Learning Responsibilities and Tasks  

The Training, event and activity Intern will support the Global Platform in developing activities and events happening at the Training centre in Amman. As an intern at the Global Platform Jordan you will get the chance to work directly with youth activists in an Arab context and be a part of building up an active and innovative youth hub around the Global Platform. Within our beautiful premise in the area of Al Weibdeh, centrally located on top of one of Amman's many hills, we want to facilitate and inspire youth to take action and give them a space where they can inspire and learn from each other. Through activities, events, trainings and workshops, we want to give youth the ownership of the house and facilitate a space for the youth to unfold their ideas and meet and exchange their ideas with youth from all over the region. The intern will in general organize initiatives that can facilitate and support the GP turning into a vibrant youth hub with a strong network of volunteers around.  


Throughout the internship there will be follow-ups and supervision and a final evaluation will be conducted. It is important to AADK that interns learn as much as possible during their internship. We believe that this is best achieved by giving you the opportunity to handle independent areas of responsibility while receiving useful and relevant feedback from us.  


Our specific tasks will be:  

  • Build up around the Global Youth Hub;  
  • Plan and organise events and activities together with volunteers and colleagues – from identifying needs and interest, to contact local cooperation partners and carry out the actual activities;  
  • Writing newsletters and updates about the Activities and events happening at the GP;  
  • Support and build up the network of volunteers around the Global Platform.  

The Training, Event and Activity Intern will refer to the Platform Manager and the Training Quality Coordinator.  



Your are currently enrolled in a relevant higher education such as Performance design, Sociology, Communication, Middle Eastern Studies. Pedagogy, Education Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Social Science, International Development, Global Studies  


Professional qualifications:  

  • Good logistic skills – not afraid to be in charge of larger events;
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Excellent networking skills;  
  • Good knowledge of IT;  
  • You are fluent in both spoken and written English - knowledge of Arabic is an asset;  
  • Knowledge of the Arab Region is an asset;  
  • Knowledge of AADK's training methods is an asset.  

Personal qualifications:  

  • You are creative, innovative and taking initiative comes natural to you;  
  • You are culturally sensitive, diplomatic and able to compromise;  
  • You enjoy working in an energetic environment and you are able to focus and prioritize in a hectic working environment; 
  • You are committed, responsible and open-minded and you are able to handle stressful situations;  
  • Engaged and able to take responsibility of own tasks and duties;  
  • Able to deliver sometimes with short deadlines.  

ActionAid Denmark offers  

  • A full-time non-paid internship of 6 months with professional, relevant and ambitious tasks;
  • Insurance covered by ActionAid Denmark;
  • A broad, professional network of passionate, international colleagues; 
  • Challenges, impact and fun!
  • Travel and all living costs are to be covered by the applicant. The intern is expected to bring his/her own laptop.

See more about ActionAid Denmark here (in Danish)  



Application deadline: 27th of November  

Internship period: 1st February 2018 to the 31st July 2018


For further questions concerning the position, please contact Abdulrahman Al Baroudi .  


Please use the link below for applying as we only accept applications through our recruitment database.  

Ansøgningsfrist d. 27.11.2017

Udlandet (øvrige)
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Opslag oprettet d. 13.11.2017, sidst opdateret d. 13.11.2017

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