The Danish Embassy in Ottawa offers two internships twice a year to Danish students with a bachelor degree. It is expected that the interns have good analytical skills and have extensive knowledge of English.
The interns work within the following areas: Communication, cultural and press affairs: The intern participates in the daily work within the areas of communication, press and cultural affairs. As part of the Embassy's public diplomacy activities, the intern is responsible for the development and maintenance of the embassy's website, assists in organizing the embassy's outreach activities and participates in implementing the overall communications strategy. In addition, the intern organizes and coordinates Danish, Nordic and European cultural events in Canada. Experience within the field of web-design and web-management is an asset. Economic and Political Affairs: The work is multifaceted and focuses on monitoring the developments of the Canadian economy and the ongoing political debates and topics. The intern will participate in a number of different tasks, which span from research and preparation of reports to participation in meetings. Shared tasks for the interns: Answering inquiries from Canadian and Danish authorities and citizens. The interns also participate in planning and organizing visits from Danish delegations to Canada. The embassy in Ottawa is among the smaller Danish missions, and the interns are allowed a great deal of independence in their daily work. It is expected that the interns - like all others working at the embassy - participate in routine administrative tasks from time to time. Useful information: The interns at the Danish Embassy receive no salary during their stay. The students are responsible for all expenses in relation to the stay, such as travel costs, insurance and living expenses. It is assumed that the students are able to use their education grants (SU) or finance the stay in other ways. The embassy does, however, donate an amount equivalent to the rent of an apartment, which the embassy currently has at its disposal. Internships at the embassy are divided into two six-month periods from February 1 to July 31, and from August 1 to January 31. Applicants are advised to apply for the internship 6-9 months before the internship begins. Advertisements for the positions are circulated to Danish universities and published on the Danish Foreign Ministry website. Applications should be sent by letter, fax or e-mail to the embassy with enclosed CV, exam results and recommendation letters. Applications in Danish are preferred.
Call for applications can be found on our Danish site up to 8-6 months in advance.
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