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Internship opportunities at TC North America

The Trade Council (TC Canada) is part of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. TC North America’s mandate is to assist Danish companies in expanding or initiating business activities in the Canadian market. We partner with companies from the Kingdom of Denmark in a variety of activities ranging from e.g. developing market analysis and entry strategies to partner and customer searches. PR-activities, recruiting, creating events and delegation as well as first line sales efforts are also among our many different tasks.

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Two intern positions open for the period February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021.
TC Canada offers internships to Danish students with a bachelor degree to participate in and support the daily work of the office. TC Canada focuses on sectors such as  ICT, Arctic Business Opportunities, Green Building & Urban Solutions and Healthcare & Life Sciences.
You will get a wealth of experience in the development of business strategies for Danish companies interested in expanding their business activities to Canada as well as Canadian companies with interest in investing in Denmark.
Your tasks as an intern will vary from project to project, but will typically include desk and field research, meeting planning, preparation of offers and market reports, partner searches and preparation of Danish trade delegations, participation in fairs, event management and joint Nordic promotions.

Desired Skills and Experience
We are an extremely busy trade council that has doubled activities within the last years. To match our existing team we are looking for someone who is outspoken, ambitious, and who has a desire for working hard. We are also looking for someone with a genuine interest in learning and who is not afraid to bring new ideas to the table. Applicants must have completed their Bachelor degree and we prefer applicants within business, admin and/or communication.

You must have strong experience in word and excel. In addition, strong social skills and an outgoing personality are advantageous. Furthermore, you must have strong written and especially verbal communication skills. You are a team player with strong attention to details and being proactive as well as being able to work independently on certain tasks is required. As an office we are measured on activities, customer satisfaction and value creation and as a consequence we also expect you to be service minded and flexible.

More about the Workplace
Our office is located in the centre of Toronto. Toronto is the 4th largest city in North America and considered the commercial capital of Canada. We are a team of 12 ambitious and competent Canadian and Danish employees. We share office facilities with the Swedish and Norwegian Trade Councils which gives us an inspiring work environment and also generates a number of joint Nordic events. We have a very informal and highly energetic work environment where we continuously strive to empower and support each other; working smarter and having fun while achieving our objectives.

Applications
Deadline to submit your application is September 15, 2020. Apply by sending your application alongside your CV, grade transcripts and any recommendations to: yyzhkt@um.dk. The Trade Council only accepts applications written in English. Visit the Trade Council’s website for more information about the workplace.

Useful information
The internships run for a period of 6 months. Interns will have to apply for a work permit in order to stay and work in Canada.
The interns at the Trade Council will receive no salary during their stay, however, a small reimbursement of travel and living expenses in the amount of DKK 3600 will be paid every month. In order to avoid deductions from the education grants (SU) the intern must be prepared to show documentation for expenses in relation to their stay such as travel costs, insurance, rent, permit fees, local transportation, etc.

Read about the life as an intern in Toronto on this link.

Also, watch the video "A day of an intern at the Danish Trade Council in Toronto" here.

Get to know all the sectors and advisors by looking at our YouTube channel here.

Contact us:

Trade Council of Denmark

2 Bloor Street West

Suite 2120

Toronto, Ontario

M4W 3E2

Tel. (416) 962-5661

E-mail: yyzhkt@um.dk