ABOUT DALBERG MEDIA
Dalberg Media is a rapidly growing mission-driven consultancy, combining deep sector knowledge of global development with powerful communications products and events. We invent and execute experiences, such as global convenings, innovation labs, and workshops to equip people with the skills needed to drive social innovation and create new, sustainable solutions. We design and deliver advocacy campaigns to build awareness, ignite dialogues, and push agendas. We produce and disseminate content and tell stories through publications and social media to reach tomorrow’s agents of change. We work in close collaboration with a global network of partners and organizations, including United Nations agencies, international foundations, large corporations, governments, NGOs, and financial institutions.
We have a passion for diversity, changing narratives, and overcoming stereotypes. Through the implementation of internal working groups, we are tracking our climate impact and taking a stance as a bias-free organization, rigorously working to overcome any gender, racial, or diversity biases in our everyday operations and our work with clients.
Dalberg Media is part of Dalberg Group – a global group of changemakers working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world. Established in 2001 in New York, Dalberg now operates from 30 locations around the globe, partnering with and serving communities, governments, and companies by providing an innovative mix of advisory, investment, research, analytics, and design services. In all our endeavors, we benefit from the global family of Dalberg businesses, including Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg Data Insights, Dalberg Design, Dalberg Implement, and Dalberg Research, to bring in the expertise and skill required for any given project. Our people are the most vital asset of our organization and the foundation for success – which is why we are currently looking for a dedicated individual to help nurture and mature our existing and prospective staff base and global operations.
DO YOU BREAK THE MOULD?
We are looking for a top-performing, innovative, and committed individuals with a passion for influencing the global development agenda. We expect you to have strong analytical and methodological skills and be able to independently contribute to creating, implementing, and scaling new concepts and strategies to expand our existing portfolio. We highly value candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit and a self-starter attitude.
Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
- Ongoing bachelor’s or master’s degree in Political Science, Business, Economics, Development, International Relations, or a related field with an excellent academic record
- Creative mindset and an ability to conceptualize, scope, and build new initiatives
- Strong analytical and methodological competencies
- Structured thinker and good at managing processes
- Experience working in high paced environments
- In-depth knowledge on topics related to Dalberg’s work
- Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner
- Demonstrated fluency in written and oral English
- A passion for global development, typically evidenced by a strong interest and/or prior exposure
- Fluency in foreign languages (especially Danish and French) Preferable
Qualified and interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion, background, or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
PROJECTS YOU COULD IMPACT
Experiences & Facilitation
Dalberg Media is involved in running several global platforms related to sustainability and innovation, such as UNLEASH and Youth Innovation Summit Morocco, P4G, and others. As part of this work, we design and execute experiences that engage a diverse set of stakeholders in the global development agenda through physical and online workshops, convenings, festivals, and innovation labs – all to enable impact-driven people to share ideas and work collectively on local and global development issues. Skills building and youth empowerment are often integral to these experiences. You will have the opportunity to help shape the future of these platforms, facilitate innovation workshops and support in creating implementation and acceleration tools and sourcing of participants.
Advocacy & Campaigns
Dalberg Media works with non-profits, businesses, and governments to support their sustainable development agendas. Prior engagements include working with the GE Foundation on an online advocacy campaign for access to safe surgery in developing countries, producing an online and outdoor campaign for a Danish utility company on sustainable heating, supporting advocacy work for a global foundation, and creating an internal communications strategy for a global finance organization. As part of this work, you’ll be able to provide advice and deep analysis on current trends, create reports, infographics, and op-eds.
Content Production & Storytelling
Dalberg Media works to build strong narratives that support the mission of our clients. We currently work in collaboration with FORESIGHT, an independent journalistic magazine, and have launched a new magazine with a focus on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). We have also produced videos for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and published a book on the SDGs. You’ll be able to use your skills in creating appealing narratives, content strategies and do graphic design.
NOT JUST ANOTHER INTERN
As our intern, you will be an equal member of the team and play a crucial role across the entire project phase, from research and analysis to execution and implementation. Dalberg’s mission statement is:
“We are a global group of changemakers working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential.”
This commitment also extends to our staff. Throughout your internship, you will receive tailored mentoring and training from our senior team. This will help you structure your personal and professional development during your time at Dalberg Media while also empowering you with the skills necessary to take real ownership of the work you’re contributing to.
You will be delegated significant responsibilities and should thus be ready to take on various roles and work independently and in a structured manner. You will be part of a small and dynamic team that works closely together, and you will work with colleagues on all levels as well as directly with our clients and partners.
JOINING THE FAMILY – SIX MONTH INTERNSHIP
We are looking for interns to conduct six-month full-time internships (37 hours), starting February 1st 2022.
To be considered for this position, you must be an active student enrolled in either a bachelor’s or master’s program and be receiving credits for the internship.
The six-month study internship is specifically tailored to work alongside your studies to provide you with the necessary foundation for the development sector.
Interns undertaking the 6-month graduate internship will receive a monthly compensation related to the maximum level allowed by the enrolled educational institution, and Dalberg Media will also support their relocation to Denmark.
Note: Employment is conditional on the candidate having or independently obtaining the requisite authorization to live and work in that country.
Our current opportunity is in Copenhagen.
Please submit your application at our Career Centre by 11:59 PM EST on 22 October 2021.
To be considered for the position, your application must include:
- Cover letter
- University transcripts
- And your response to ONE of the following three questions (Please limit your response to fewer than 500 words / one page):
- Working at Dalberg, you will get to advise leaders of large NGOs, international companies, and government agencies on what they should do to more effectively drive sustainable impact. What messages would you like to bring to these leaders and why?
- Describe a specific instance where you had to overcome a challenge to achieve your personal or professional goals. What have you learned from this experience?
- The 2021 media landscape was dominated by COVID-19. In your opinion, which campaign managed to break through the chaos and positively impact its readers?
Qualified and interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion, background, or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Candidates selected for interviews will be invited for several interviews to test multiple dimensions of their skill-base and to discuss interests and experience.