Praktikant til Den Danske Ambassade i Vietnam, Hanoi


Udlandet (øvrige)

The Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam (Hanoi) is looking for an Economic Diplomacy Intern to assist the Embassy within the important and rapidly developing area of economic diplomacy. The position is based in Hanoi (the Commercial Section) and is open from August 1st 2019 – 31st January 2020.

At the Danish Embassy in Vietnam, the intern will have the opportunity to work in the important cross-field between trade and development cooperation in one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The economic diplomacy intern will assist the team on the public sector side, which is a part of the Commercial Section. A large and increasing number of Danish companies are active in Vietnam, and the Commercial Section at the Embassy of Denmark in Hanoi and DECO in Ho Chi Minh City work to further promote trade and investment between Vietnamese and Danish companies. The Section provide assistance to Danish companies interested in entering the Vietnamese market as well as to Danish companies already established in Vietnam.

Economic Diplomacy intern:

The Economic Diplomacy intern will be working in the cross field between development assistance, public authority and the private sector, further developing government-to-government relations, and identifying business opportunities arising from such relations. Tasks include:

  • Assisting the Embassy’s three Sector Counsellors in their day-to-day work
  • Supporting the implementation of the strategic sector cooperation within the areas of health, food safety, and education
  • Participating in meetings with Vietnamese counterparts (central and local authorities research institutions etc.) to implement the strategic sector cooperation
  • Planning, supporting and coordinating visits by Danish ministries to Vietnam and vice versa
  • Writing articles and news stories about Danish-Vietnamese cooperation
  • Assisting the Embassy’s commercial section as relevant, including in relation to Danish companies interested in the Vietnamese market.

The intern will have contact with the Vietnamese business community and Vietnamese authorities, be involved with Danish companies’ development in Vietnam and experience the cultural differences between Vietnam and Denmark. Furthermore, there will be an opportunity to devise a specific assignment within an agreed field depending on your academic interests in regards to the credit transfer options for the intern.

Specific tasks vary according to educational background, qualifications and interests of the intern and also differ across the sections of the Embassy. Tasks are often resolved in collaboration with posted and local staff, and each intern has an advisor who is responsible for ensuring the coordination of the work.


The candidate must have completed basic education (BA) at university level or equivalent and be enrolled in postgraduate studies. English and Danish proficiency – written and oral – and IT qualifications at user level are required.

The aim of the internship

The internship has an educational purpose and must contribute to the education of the candidate. The work will be organised in order to support credit transfer, if allowed by the relevant university/programme.


A salary is not paid, but the Embassy provides a compensation of DKK 2,500 per month to support expenditures for accommodation, food, and transportation. During the internship, the Danish state education grant (SU) can be received according to existing rules.

Further information

The intern is responsible for finding accommodation him- or herself. The current interns in Hanoi live in a house (shared by six people) about 15 minutes from the Embassy, and this option is open to new interns. The monthly cost is USD 250 per person. The selected candidate must confirm her/his interest when accepting the position.


Please send application, CV and a copy of relevant diplomas in English and in one document to the Embassy Please mark the e-mail: "Application for Intern Position".

Please state whether you are applying for the Commercial Intern position or the Economic Diplomacy position.


March 3rd.

When the Embassy has received the application, a confirmation will be sent. A final decision can be expected no later than a month after the stated deadline.


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You are welcome to contact the current interns

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