Data Science Intern

Danish Refugee Council, Copenhagen, Denmark

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
12th December, 2019

Job Description

Data Science Intern – Innovation & Business Partnerships

Are you motivated by the chance of working with data, that helps Danish Refugee Council meet the needs of refugees and displacement affected communities? Do you wish to acquire relevant skills for an international career by joining a leading international organization? Then we have an offer you should know about.

Data driven progress in DRC

To meet the needs of the people we serve, we are exploring new, innovative ways of using data to guide our work, planning and strategies. We are therefore working on integrating predictive analytics, big data and machine learning models in our operations. In partnership with IBM, we are developing a prototype for forecasting forced displacement. We are looking to expand this model to today’s most prominent displacement contexts and develop new types of predictive analysis in different settings.

Data-driven decision making and programming is a core priority of the organization, and you’ll be part of a team that engaged in multiple initiatives to meet this ambition.

Valuable work experience

The role as Intern will give you an opportunity to get to know one of the world’s best rated NGOs and work independently with tasks related to big data, machine learning and algorithms. You will support your dedicated colleagues in the small Business Partnership team, while gaining valuable working experience that spans both the humanitarian, development and private sector. You will support exploration of new avenues for using big data, support data curation and imputation, design codes and models, as well as communication of data-driven insights to various stakeholders in the organization. To the extent possible your work tasks will also be geared to meet your strengths and interests.

Who are you

We expect you to:

  • Have completed minimum two years of higher education;
  • Be enlisted at a university at a relevant education such as Data Science, Big Data, Business Analytics, or social science educations with a data profile. Enlisting is a prerequisite for the internship.
  • Have relevant coding skills (such as Python, Java, or Scala) and experience using analytics tools (such as R, SPSS, Stata)
  • Be fluent in both written and spoken English; French is considered an asset
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Are curious and ambitious and with the ability to work on numerous tasks simultaneously of both practical and strategic nature.

Your tasks

You will be engaged in a range of tasks across the Business Engagement and Monitoring & Evaluation Unit.

Examples of tasks include:

  • Develop ideas for predictive analytics models in close partnership with country offices;
  • identify and curate open-source data, as well as internal data;
  • clean, code and imputation of data sources;
  • develop codes for machine learning models;
  • and communicate and visualize analysis and results for country office and other stakeholders.


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