Student Assistant for Data Science

Data Science & AI Tilføjet 6. oktober, 2020 KøbenhavnDanish Refugee Council

Are you keen on working with and for 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.

About us

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international humanitarian organization with operations in 36 countries dedicated to assisting, protecting and finding solutions for refugees, internally displaced and other conflict-affected communities. To stay relevant and 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 have developed a prototype for forecasting forced displacement in Afghanistan and Myanmar. We are now exploring expanding this model to other countries, as well as develop new types of predictive analysis in different settings.

The Data Scientist Student Assistant will be supporting a small, dedicated team of colleagues while gaining valuable working experience that spans both the humanitarian, development and private sector. As student you would 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.

Basic requirements

The Student is expected to meet the following requirements:

  • have completed minimum two years of higher education
  • be enlisted at a university for a relevant education
  • 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.


The Student Assistant will be engaged in a range of tasks across the Business Engagement and MEAL unit.

Examples of tasks include:

  • identify and curate open-source data, as well as internal data
  • clean, code and imputation of data sources
  • develop codes for machine learning models
  • communicate and visualize analysis and results for country office and other stakeholders

The Student Assistant is expected to be curious and ambitious and with the ability to work on numerous tasks simultaneously of both practical and strategic nature.


Duration: October to December 2020 (extension depending on funding)

Salary: According to the collective agreement between Danish Refugee Council and HK Service Hovedstaden.

Duty station: DRC Headquarters in Copenhagen.

Reporting lines: The Student Assistant will report to the Head of Business Engagement.

  • Tilføjet 6. oktober, 2020
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