Young people, study trips and innovation in Myanmar

Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke

Udlandet (øvrige)

Young people, study trips and innovation in Myanmar

Would you like to be a part of a young energetic team of ActionAid Myanmar working to enhance the skills and opportunities for youth to create change and take action in their local communities? Are you eager and curious to understand and gain insight into the everyday life of young people in Yangon? And are you a responsible student ready to take part and initiate activities for and with local youth?
Global Platform Myanmar is for the Spring semester 2020 looking for two engaged and enthusiastic interns whom want to join, learn and develop exiting activities together with us in the team. Background does not matter to us. What matters is that you are interested to be part of a dynamic place where loads of youth meet, discuss and develop together.

Job descriptions
Global Platform Myanmar (GPM) is a program under ActionAid Myanmar (AAM) and a part of a worldwide network of training hubs for empowerment and activism supported by MS ActionAid Denmark (AADK). Through our activities we target young people including young women who have traditionally been marginalized and deprived of influence. As part of the initiative, GPM provides innovative trainings and capacity development for youth organizations, movements, groups and young individuals who wish to take positive action in their societies.

We are also increasingly expanding our activities to establish and develop the Global Platform premise into a youth and innovation hub for young people to involve, engage and take action. You will be involved in planning and organizing a documenting our work, and assist on external communication, i.e. website, Facebook, newsletters and other marketing channels for our trainings, events and other activities. You will be the main responsible to plan, organize and develop activities as part of our Youth hub – where we want youth themselves to initiate and develop initiatives and ideas for each other. This can be through debating, presentation, quiz nights, book clubs, workshops, projects, movie nights, language exchange, music workshops or other relevant activities as per yours- and our volunteer’s skills. Furthermore, you will be involved in the development and implementation of study tours where we through Mellemfolkeligt Samvirkes Global Contact program receive Danish participants coming to see, explore and experience life, culture, society, politics and not least everyday life in Myanmar.

Professional Qualifications
You might be studying within the field of International relations, Political Science, Social Science, Communication, journalism, adult education or public relations (education do not matter to us, but to enrol in the program it is a must that you are enrolled with a Danish university program). And more importantly you are expected to have:

  • Interest in Myanmar context. People, life and political situation
  • Eagerness to support youth developing their own potential and willingness to teach and share your knowledge
  • Good organizing and planning skills (or at least a desire to initiate and follow up on good ideas)
  • An open mindset and a cultural understanding allowing you to interact, communicate and work with local youth
  • Good reading and writing skills in English

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 can focus and prioritize in a hectic working life
  • You are committed, responsible and open-minded and you can handle stressful situations

Terms and conditions
Contract period from 01.02.2020 till 30.06.2020 (with flexibility according to university commitments and exams) The internship is not paid. Travel and all living costs are to be covered by the applicant. ActionAid Denmark covers the insurance cost of the internship period. The intern is expected to bring his/her own laptop.

Your closest colleagues will be the Global Platform team, but you will be working from the ActionAid Office in Yangon with broad opportunities of getting to know and understand the work of ActionAid in Myanmar.


Deadline November 24th – but interviews will be ongoing, so please apply with your CV and motivated application letter as soon as possible. For further information and questions please contact: Khun Thet Paing (Global Platform Coordinator, ActionAid Myanmar):

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