Internship at GAME International
Internship at GAME International
GAME’s International Department is looking for interns at GAME Headquarters in Copenhagen and overseas in Somaliland, Ghana, Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon.
The period will be from 1st September 2021 – 31st January 2022, but it is negotiable.
There will be a 1-week introduction in Copenhagen (optional) at GAME Headquarters. After that, HQ interns will start their internship and interns going abroad will travel for 4-6 months to Hargeisa, Accra, Tunis, Amman or Beirut.
For interns at GAME HQ (Copenhagen) the exact length and daily schedule are flexible to allow time for studies. However, we prefer that you available to work the full length of the internship period full time.
GAME is a non-profit street sport organization that since 2002 has been working to create lasting social change by establishing innovative facilities and educating young people as leaders and role models in street sports and to help make street sport as accessible to as many children and young people as possible.
GAME work all around Denmark and overseas in Ghana, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Somaliland, and Tunisia.
Scope of work
- Contribute to the delivery of the project’s outcomes of delivering social change to youth through street sports.
- To assist in the implementation of activities direct, delivery and weekly planning.
- To manage external communications (website, social media, etc.).
- To support Business Development (mainly via comms above and info gathering).
- To document and evaluate the activities in field locations
- To conduct country research: needs analysis, vulnerability indexes, political trends, cross-regional opportunities, UN and NGO profiling, and potential partnerships.
- Some administrative tasks: collecting receipts, tracking beneficiary figures.
As an intern working in the international department at the HQ in Copenhagen you will contribute to larger strategic goals, for example identifying new international partners, assessing country contexts, monitoring overseas programs, as well as assisting in administrative tasks, for example translating and tracking beneficiary figures.
As an intern, you will get the opportunity to work with:
- Business Development: supporting concept notes and proposals, preparing budgets, mapping funding opportunities, mapping local donor actors, mapping competition, supporting country offices in their data collection.
- Country Research: needs analysis, vulnerability indexes, political trends, cross-regional opportunities, UN and NGO profiling, and potential partnerships.
- Administrative tasks: collecting receipts, tracking beneficiary figures, project reporting.
While we are flexible as to what the profile of a GAME intern is, we expect that you are:
- Currently undertaking a related education degree (International Affairs, Business for Development, International Organizational Theory, Development Studies, or other related degree) with demonstrable interest in international development, diplomacy and/or international systems and business.
- Love sports. Must love sports – and see the value in investing in youth.
- Responsible and prepared to contribute to the team.
- Structured and able to work both independently and in a team environment.
- Able to multitask, but also appreciate the skill and benefit of mono-tasking.
- Proven record of getting along with a wide variety of people from different cultures, both in the office and internationally.
- English fluency – and even a wordsmith.
Preferences (though not required):
- Have significant experience in living / working / studying outside of Denmark; preferably out of Europe in MENA, Africa or Asia.
- Can speak the local language of where you are applying to go.
Practical information (Overseas)
Country and Living Contexts:
Amman is a safe city in terms of crime and any extremist external threat despite being in a volatile region. It is an expensive city (75% of Denmark). Housing would not be provided. Amman is an expat regional hub and has everything an expat would ever expect.
Accra is also a safe city; however petty crime does exist. It is medium-priced. Housing may be provided with other international volunteers at DUNK’s housing facilities (this depends on timing). Accra is an expat hub for West Africa and has everything a Westerner would desire except for snow.
Hargeisa is also a safe city despite its connotation to Somalia (it is a different country). It is not an expensive city. There are expats who live here and there are many facilities which are met including supermarkets (however, only one pool in the city, minimal gyms, limited cosmopolitan restaurants, no inter-continental flights, and no international recognition.)
Tunis, and Greater Tunis, is a city with very different levels of comfort, access, and prices. Many areas are safe, and some are completely off limits. It is undergoing a dynamic civil society resurgence with a lot of energy amongst the youth 18-30, and prices there are affordable, and you can live a medium-upper standard than most students there.
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon with a population of over two million. Over-looking the Mediterranean Sea and flanked by the Lebanon mountains, the city offers astonishing views and experiences. Beirut´s coast is diverse; rocky beaches, sandy shores, and cliffs side by side.
There will be two lines of support:
- To the Country Director of the local organization regarding all direct implementations.
- To the International Programme Manager of GAME in Denmark (who visits the site locations regularly).
Working hours per week:
The working hours are 37 hours per week. Some work will take place on weekends during events and training seminars for the volunteers. These hours will be counterbalanced by time off in the following week. The Intern is entitled to 2,08 vacation days per working month. The vacation should be arranged and held in a manner where it takes GAME’s daily operations and the interest of the Intern into consideration.
The internship is unpaid. GAME will pay for insurance and expenses for language lessons in Amman and Hargeisa. The intern will have to finance all other costs, including airfare, local transportation, accommodation, food, etc. The local organization is prepared to help the intern find suitable housing.
The internship is unpaid.
Work location HQ
is at GAME Streetmekka, Enghavevej 82D in Copenhagen.
Working hours per week:
Interns are expected to work a minimum of 30 hours per week.
General working hours are Monday through Friday (depending on local context) from 9:00-17:00, with occasional evening and weekend work (rare for this position).
Please send us:
- Your CV;
- A cover letter with the following (just bullet points is fine):
- Your international experience and personal international ambitions for 2021 and 2025.
- How GAME can benefit children and youth around the world.
- Why this country of choice motivates and fits your goals (if you are applying overseas).
- What you expect from the role and the International Partnership Managers to help you attain your 2020 goals and beyond
- Your favourite street sport and why.
- anything else that will help us get to know you
You are welcome to apply for more than one country; if you do then please communicate this clearly in the first paragraph of your cover letter.
Please specify in your application if you are applying for HQ or overseas and which country you prefer to go to AND make sure to choose the correct country in the drop down menu on the podio website.
Please submit applications soonest as they will be reviewed, and candidates contacted on a rolling basis until the June 1, 2021 deadline.
Need more information?
We look forward to receiving your application!