DIGNITY's Talent Programme for Students
- call for applications for spring season 2020
Are you looking for a unique opportunity to contribute to the global fight against torture and organised violence as part of your study programme? Are you driven by a desire to learn and to put knowledge to work? Do you have a documented interest in DIGNITY’s field of work and a strong academic record? If so, DIGNITY's Talent Programme might be for you.
About the Programme
DIGNITY’s talent programme is a programme specially designed for ambitious senior-level students seeking an internship opportunity as part of their academic programme or planning to write a Master’s thesis in the field of torture and organised violence, or more specifically within one of DIGNITY’s three strategic priority themes, namely;
The programme offers an inspiring, intense milieu at the intersection between theory and practice. Together with other students and under the qualified supervision and mentor ship of experienced staff, as a DIGNITY talent you will have the opportunity to develop and contribute to knowledge production and the making of a better world.
Opportunities are available within the field of:
Previous DIGNITY talents have come from the disciplines of public health, law, medicine, psychology, anthropology, global development, development studies, political science, human security, refuges studies and many more.
Duration of programme
The programme runs twice a year with a spring season starting February and a fall season starting September.
The programme’s two tracks: Interns and Master’s thesis students
A place on the Talent Programme offers you the chance to contribute to DIGNITY’s vital and inspiring work against torture and organised violence and to collaborate with senior researchers and qualified senior advisers on ongoing projects either as an intern or a Master’s thesis student:
Internships last 3-6 months during which you work on one or more specific DIGNITY projects under the guidance of a qualified mentor. Interning with DIGNITY or one of our global partners gives you a unique opportunity to engage in and learn about the dynamic field of human rights, torture rehabilitation and torture prevention in practice.
Master’s thesis workplaces are available for 6 months. You work on your thesis with supervision from a relevant and qualified DIGNITY staff member in addition to your supervisor at the University. Writing a Master’s thesis at DIGNITY gives you an opportunity to work academically on issues related to the causes, consequences or contexts of torture and organised violence and receive qualified co-supervision.
Interns and Master’s thesis students both have a workstation and are serviced as staff members including monthly briefings with a designated mentor/supervisor and participation in joint talent programme activities.
Who can apply
To be eligible to apply, you must:
When and how to apply
Applications are invited through an open call twice a year with the following deadlines
We will open for submission of applications one month prior to the application deadlines.
To submit an application, you will be required to prepare following documents:
All documents must be in PDF format. You may expect to hear about the outcome of your application one month after the application deadline.
For further questions about the programme, please contact
Senior Researcher, Tomas Max Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or HR Associate, Signe Kloppenburg: email@example.com
DIGNITY - Danish Institute against Torture is a self-governing institution independent of party politics, and it is the biggest centre of its kind in the world. DIGNITY is organised in three broad themes: Rehabilitation, Detention and Urban Violence. In all three areas we undertake interventions and we do research. DIGNITY works in Denmark as well as the Global South. Additional information regarding DIGNITY's activities can be obtained at www.dignity.dk
DIGNITY considers diversity a strength, and we therefore encourage everybody, irrespective of age, gender, religion or ethnic origin to apply.