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Global Refugee Studies is looking for a Student Assistant for Communication and Impact

Global Refugee Studies is looking for a Student Assistant for Communication and Impact

The position is part-time with 8 hours a week and runs from 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible until 30.September 2019. The position is based at the Global Refugee Studies research group at Frederikskaj 10B, at Aalborg University’s South Harbour Campus. You will be reporting to the GRS Media/Impact Steering Group (Martin Lemberg-Pedersen, Steffen Jensen and Danny Raymond.

The qualified student will have a deep interest in research and politics and are eager to help make GRS a key research hub in Danish debates at the intersection of refugee studies, migration and conflict. The central task for the Student Assistant will be to create synergy between the various GRS platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), the researcher’s profiles and VBN (Aalborg University’s research portal)).

You must be able to read many texts, interviews, feature articles quickly, and summarize their main points. Furthermore, as the researcher profiles have to be updated, you must be able to engage with the GRS researchers on developing content for their profiles. You must be able to handle a digital camera, microphones and the associated recording and editing programmes. As much of the media-work will take place in Danish media, you must have a high-level proficiency in primarily Danish and English, but at times also be able to translate text from other languages.

Your main task will be to disseminate GRS research, newsletters, workshops, conferences and projects through IT-platforms. This means uploading content to the GRS webpage, Facebook-page, YouTube-, and Twitter-accounts, and crosslinking between these in order to make the GRS web-presence dynamic, continuous, updated, in order to facilitate a wider interest in GRS’ research in refugee studies. To achieve this, you will coordinate these efforts continuously with the GRS Media Steering Group. As part of this, you will also use the new GRS digital equipment to produce a series of small interview-clips with GRS staff, academic guests and other notable visitors about key issues in Danish and international refugee politics, to be disseminated via the GRS’ web-platforms. This also requires that you familiarize yourself with the GRS staff’s research areas, and that you are able to offer feedback, suggestions and new ideas for how to best communicate this to various audiences. Finally, you will also assist the Steering Group in organizing a “GRS online”-workshop providing inspiration, tools and techniques for the GRS staff to develop impact strategies and disseminate research on the web.

The new Student Assistant will have a short hand-over introduction to the work by GRS’ current Student Communication Officer.


  • Competence in reading and summarizing news-items on refugee, migration and conflict issues.
  • Proficiency in primarily Danish and English, for the purpose of translating and communicating news items, research projects, conferences and workshops. 
  • Competence in disseminating knowledge through webpages, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, and also in creating synergies and traffic between these platforms. 
  • Competence with operating digital cameras and equipment, in order to produce and edit small high-quality video-clips with relevant graphics.
  • Assist in organizing two “GRS and VBN”-workshops.
  • Continuous coordination with the GRS Media Steering Group.

Questions regarding the position: Danny Raymond. Mobile: 23374738.

Deadline for application is 2 October 2018.

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