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The Royal Danish Embassy



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Internships
Chicago (2 positions)
1. Water and Sustainable Industries. Application Number: TC-1
The Position
Do you want to be part of a dedicated and ambitious team working to promote Danish products and solutions in the heart of North America? The Trade Council in North America is looking for a highly motivated and self-driven intern to assist Danish water and Sustainable industry companies on the U.S. and Canadian markets. The Water and Sustainable industry teams assist Danish companies and manufacturers wanting to establish and/or expand their North American activities. We assist with everything from market analysis and stakeholder management to export promotion and sales activities.

As part of our teams, you will be an integrated part of the daily work, and you will be involved in exciting projects promoting export from Denmark to North America. You will assist our industry specialists within both water and food & beverage processing as well as having the opportunity to participate in case solving and project planning. As our intern, you will be an important contributor on our projects while gaining an in depth understanding of the North American industry conditions by working with Danish companies exporting sustainable solutions.

Your daily tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in conducting market analysis.
  • Data collection.
  • Connecting Danish and American companies and stakeholders.
  • Planning and executing seminars, workshops and delegations.
  • Supporting business development projects.
  • Administrative tasks, which also include helping out with our daily routines

The Candidate

  • You are enrolled at a higher educational institution focusing on business, economics, or similar.
  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is required.
  • Office package skills are expected.
  • You possess an independent drive along with a positive attitude when engaging in new tasks.
  • You have strong analytical skills, while possessing curiosity and creativity.

2. Market Entry and Food & Agricultural Advisory. Application Number: TC-2.The Position
The Trade Council of Denmark in North America is looking for a highly qualified and motivated intern to assist Danish companies in entering the U.S. and Canadian markets. As an intern at the Consulate General of Denmark in Chicago, you will be an integrated part of both the Food & Agricultural and Market Entry Advisory teams’ daily work and activities supporting Danish companies and organizations in the North American market.

You will be linked to one of our industry specialists, and gain valuable knowledge of how to conduct business in the U.S. You will work with Danish exports across various sectors in the Market Entry Advisory team. In the Food and Agricultural team, you will be assisting a wide variety of Danish companies within biosolutions and AgTech. You will be included as an important contributor on relevant projects from day one, and achieve a deeper understanding of the dynamics in the North American food and agriculture market.

Your daily tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Market Analysis.
  • Connecting with American stakeholders and Danish companies in both public and private sector.
  • Supporting business development projects.
  • Data collection.
  • Supporting public affairs activities.
  • Supporting the management team in day to day activities.
  • Outreach to industry stakeholders on behalf of Market Entry Advisory team and client companies.
  • Administrative tasks, which also include helping out with our daily routines

You will be hired as a part of the Trade Department at the Consulate General of Denmark in Chicago, and be included in the Consulate General’s staff team consisting of 14 employees.

The Candidate

  • You are enrolled at a higher educational institution focusing on Business, Economics, Finance or similar. However, we are open for profiles with other academic backgrounds.
  • Fluency in Danish and English (oral and written) is required.
  • Comfortable office package (PowerPoint, Excel & Word) skills are expected.
  • The candidate should possess an independent drive along with a positive attitude when engaging in new tasks
  • The ideal candidate should have a high level of personal integrity and creativity while possessing curiosity and drive.
  • Being open-minded, credible and observant are important personal characteristics.
  • As the pace of the work will fluctuate, the candidate should be able to maintain a clear perspective and focus in stressful situations

Interns are responsible for own expenses, i.e. plane tickets and renting of rooms or apartments. The Consulate General of Denmark in Chicago provides 5,000 DKK/month towards documented rental costs.

Houston (2 positions)
1. Renewable Energy. Application Number: TC-3
The Position
As a Renewable Energy intern, you will join a team of commercial advisors working to support Danish companies within the renewable energy industry in North America. Based at the Consulate General in Houston, you will work with sectors such as On- and Offshore wind, Power-to-X & Hydrogen, Biogas, and Green Maritime & Ports across several states. The energy team consists of colleagues at our other missions in Chicago, New York, Toronto, and Washington, D.C., with whom we actively collaborate on export and trade promotion. Your core colleagues will be a small team in Houston consisting of result-oriented commercial advisors who provide business development services for Danish companies through an extensive network of industry alliances and individual business development assignments.

Houston is the fourth largest - and most diverse - city in the US, located in the warm climate of southern Texas. The city is the energy capital of the world based on its roots in the traditional oil and gas industry. At the same time, Texas is a leading state in the U.S. in wind energy and hydrogen production. Therefore, it is at the very heart of the ongoing energy transition in the United States, which offers an opportunity like nowhere else to experience a broad spectrum of energy businesses, work at the centre of the global and North American green transition, and network with the leading players of the energy industry.

Your daily tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Market research, analysis and monitoring, incl. mapping of stakeholders, competitors, potential partners, etc.;
  • Assisting with business development and execution of market strategies for Danish companies;
  • Supporting commercial advisors on larger projects, whether events and delegations in Denmark or North America, market research and analyses, or public communication campaigns;
  • Supporting GPA (Global Public Affairs) work with local authorities and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Lead generation and outreach to Danish and American customers by phone and email;
  • Assisting in administrative work and daily routines;

The Candidate

  • You are enrolled at a higher educational institution focusing on business, economics, international business etc.
  • You are highly motivated and proactive and genuinely interested in understanding and solving the business-related challenges Danish companies face when entering/expanding in the US market.
  • You possess an independent drive and a positive attitude when engaging in new tasks.
  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is required.

If you have any questions about the internship, please reach out to our Commercial Advisor, Frederik Hyldgaard Thomsen, at e-mail

2. Health & Life Science. Application Number: TC-4.

Do you want to help create opportunities and growth for innovative Danish health and life sciences companies? Are you interested in assisting companies in making a difference for our global health care in the world’s largest healthcare market?

As a Health and Life Science intern at the Consulate General in Houston, you will be part of a dynamic and result-oriented team, where we focus on strengthening relations between the Danish innovative life science eco-system and U.S. healthcare sector specifically through the world’s largest medical complex, Texas Medical Center.

You will work actively with Danish life science companies and relevant contacts such as medical doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in the U.S. Our sector focus gives a special possibility to learn and work actively with both trade and export promotions and at the same time experience how the health care eco-system works in an international setting while acquiring competencies within both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Your daily tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Market research, analysis, and monitoring, incl. mapping of stakeholders, competitors, potential partners, etc.
  • Lead generation and outreach to both Danish and American customers.
  • Assisting with business development and execution of market strategies for Danish companies.
  • Playing a key role in supporting and upholding communication with both Danish and American stakeholders.
  • Plan and coordinate events, meetings, and delegations in both Denmark and Texas.
  • Lead the team’s communications related efforts by developing marketing materials, such as videos, program fliers, and our company eBook, as well as updating website, social media etc.
  • Support in GPA (Global Public Affairs).

The Health & Life Science intern is:

  • Fluent in English (both oral and written).
  • Motivated, proactive, and has a genuine interest in learning about and researching healthcare markets.
  • Independent, driven and engages in new assignments with a positive attitude. Your responsibilities will cover a wide field from administrative to business related tasks.
  • Enrolled at a higher educational institution focusing on life science, health, medicine, public health, health informatics, business, economics or the like. A background in health science, is an advantage, but not a requirement.
  • Ready to experience life in Houston – one of the youngest, fastest-growing, and most diverse city in the U.S. A multicultural city with a large international community and thriving culinary and art scenes.

If you have any questions about the internship, please reach out to our Senior Commercial Advisor, Louise Dyhrberg, at: e-mail.

You can read more about the collaboration with Texas Medical Center, here.

New York (3 positions)
1. Energy Efficiency. Application Number: TC-5.
The Position
The Trade Council in New York is actively seeking a highly motivated and ambitious intern to join the Energy Efficiency team to work in the areas of sustainable cities and district energy solutions.

As a part of our team, you will be fully integrated into daily operations and be involved in projects and efforts promoting exports from Denmark to North America. You will support our advisors in helping Danish companies gain an understanding of the North American market by delivering market research and intelligence, working on business development initiatives, and executing events.

You will be a part of a dynamic, results-oriented team consisting of ten commercial advisors located in the heart of New York City. The team collaborates across various sectors to maximize synergies and ensure the best value for Danish companies. In September 2024, a significant focus will be organizing side events during the UN General Assembly, where global leaders, Danish ministers, and companies will convene. For this position, existing knowledge of and interest in sustainable technologies, especially in an urban context, energy efficiency and decarbonization efforts is an advantage. Professional experience in one of these areas is a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct market and competitor analyses for Danish companies
  • Develop business intelligence for the North American market
  • Organize and manage events involving Danish and North American organizations, including high-level receptions, workshops, and delegations
  • Engage in outreach and maintain dialogue with North American stakeholders
  • Prepare presentations, maintain databases, and perform other administrative tasks

Qualifications

  • Enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program, preferably within a field related to sustainability, energy efficiency or international business.
  • An interest in and knowledge of sustainability principles, especially as it applies to urban environments and/or energy efficiency efforts.
  • A commercial and/or economic background and a thorough understanding of the Danish business environment and strongholds
  • Knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint as well as Analytics
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English

The internship is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience within international business development and scaling Danish sustainable solutions and expertise. If you are passionate about the green transition and are looking for an exciting opportunity to grow your skills and experience, we hope to hear from you.

Please submit your CV and cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you are the perfect fit for our team.

For questions, please contact Head of Trade, Nikolaj Fredsted (e-mail).

We look forward to hearing from you!

2. GPA & UN Procurement. Application Number: TC-7. (2 positions)

The Position
The UN & Global Public Affairs intern at the Consulate General in New York will work with some of the largest Danish companies across sectors.

You will be a part of a dynamic, results-oriented trade team consisting of ten commercial advisors located in the heart of New York City. You will assist the part of the team that supports Danish companies in matters regarding the UN. This means creating opportunities for Danish companies to take part in the global conversation about UN and sustainable development.

As an intern, you become an integrated and integral part of the team assisting in all matters, big or small. This also means periods of high and low load as well as a high variety in assigned tasks.

In the Trade Council, we work to support the Danish private sector, when it also supports the Danish strategies for economic diplomacy. In the GPA team, the most important task in 2024 will be organizing side events at the UN General Assembly in September. We expect leaders from the entire world, Danish ministers – and the leading global companies to join us in New York for a week.

Responsibilities

  • Conceptualise and execute high-level events and workshops in New York
  • Assist with the mapping of key stakeholders, the creation of complex meeting programs and briefings as well as providing logistical support to high-level participants
  • Assist with administrative tasks

Qualifications

  • A proactive approach to work and a willingness to learn and adapt.
  • An Interest in business and its role in society. In particular, how Danish companies work with sustainability.
  • An understanding and interest for international political relations and the role of economic diplomacy
  • Fluency in English and Danish, both written and spoken
  • Enrolled in a Bachelor- or Master degree program, preferably within Economics, Law, Business and/or Political Science but we welcome applications from other fields as well.
  • Most of all – a good colleague. We are ambitious and work in an informal and sometimes fast-paced environment.

Please submit your CV and cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you are the perfect fit for our team.

For questions, please contact Head of Trade, Nikolaj Fredsted (e-mail).

We look forward to hearing from you!

Toronto (2 positions)
1. Health & Life Sciences and District Energy. Application number: TC-8.
The Position:
We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified intern to assist our consultancy team within Health, Life Sciences and District Energy in Toronto. You will be an integrated part of the team’s daily work, and will be an important contributor on relevant projects. We aim to provide experience in both project management, as well as, exposure to business development for Danish companies who are interested in expanding their business activities across North America. You will achieve a good understanding of the North American market (Canada and the US) with both commercial and public affairs assignments.

Your internship will consist of, but is not limited to:
Main responsibility: Support the Advisory Team by carrying out the following activities:

  • Market analysis and research to support market assessments.
  • Preparation and execution of client meetings (virtual and/or in-person).
  • Preparation of market background and value propositions for clients.
  • Development, coordination, and execution of Danish trade delegations.
  • Creating and executing ongoing networking events
  • Communication: Developing and managing general and sector-specific internal and external communications (e.g. Facebook & LinkedIn posts).
  • Ad hoc assistance: Assistance with ongoing activities, incoming/outgoing visits, and practical tasks.

The Candidate

  • Must currently be enrolled in a Danish educational program with a minimum of a Bachelor Degree (i.e. Business Administration, International Business or Law).
  • Interest in Danish energy solutions from a commercial angle is an asset.
  • A good team player who’s comfortable driving independent projects and taking on responsibility.
  • Strong work ethic, analytical skills and commercial mindset.
  • Strong experience in Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
  • As a team we are measured on customer satisfaction and value creation, so being service-minded and customer orienteered is key.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Helene Scherling Olsen e-mail or James Evans e-mail.

2. Arctic Advisory & Market Entry: TC-9.
The Position:
We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified intern to assist our consultancy teams within Arctic Advisory and Market Entry in Toronto. You will be an integrated part of the team’s daily work, and will be an important contributor on relevant projects. We aim to provide experience in both project management, as well as, exposure to business development for Danish companies who are interested in expanding their business activities across North America. You will achieve a good understanding of the North American market (Canada and US) with both commercial and public affairs assignments.

Your internship will consist of, but is not limited to:
Main responsibility: Support the Advisory Team by carrying out the following activities:

  • Market analysis and research to support market assessments.
  • Preparation and execution of client meetings (virtual and/or in-person).
  • Preparation of market background and value propositions for clients.
  • Development, coordination, and execution of Danish trade delegations.
  • Creating and executing ongoing networking events.
  • Communication: Developing and managing general and sector-specific internal and external communications (e.g. Facebook & LinkedIn posts).
  • Ad hoc assistance: Assistance with ongoing activities, incoming/outgoing visits, and practical tasks

The Candidate

  • Must currently be enrolled in a Danish educational program with a minimum of a Bachelor Degree (i.e. Business Administration, International Business or Law).
  • Interest in Danish energy solutions from a commercial angle is an asset.
  • A good team player who’s comfortable driving independent projects and taking on responsibility.
  • Strong work ethic, analytical skills and commercial mindset.
  • Strong experience in Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
  • As a team we are measured on customer satisfaction and value creation, so being service-minded and customer orienteered is key

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Helene Scherling Olsen e-mail or Preben Ganzhorn e-mail.

Washington DC (3 positions)
1. Trade and Export: Energy.Application Number: TC-10.


The Position
As an intern, you will primarily be working with trade relations and export promotion within waste and biogas, energy transition, and onshore/offshore wind but also within the overall framework for Danish-American trade. As the Embassy is responsible for helping Danish companies across all of The United States and Canada, and for coordinating the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ commercial effort in the region (North America), you will be an integrated part of the team, and will throughout your internship gain knowledge of:

  • Research, data collection and presentation of American market conditions and economy within the green transition
  • Possibility to visit and create new contacts to American companies, political institutions and organizations
  • Knowledge about the American corporate world, social conditions and culture
  • Access to the international community in Washington DC and experience the political and economic center first-hand
  • Gain insight on how we work on Denmark’s biggest Embassy
  • Be part of a positive work environment with friendly co-workers

The Candidate

  • You are enrolled at a higher educational institution focusing on renewable energy, climate change, politics, international relations, agriculture, economics, business or the like.
  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is required.
  • Office package skills are expected.
  • You possess an independent drive along with a positive attitude when engaging in new tasks.
  • You are interested in the green transition, renewable energy etc.
  • You want to promote some of Denmark’s best green technologies in a challenging export market.

2. Trade and Export: Global Public Affairs: TC-11.The Position
The Embassy of Denmark is looking for a highly motivated and qualified intern to assist Danish companies within the overall framework for Danish-American trade and export promotion.
As an Intern, you will be an integrated part of the respective teams, supporting the team’s work for Danish companies and industry organizations.

This includes working with the American-Danish Business Council (ADBC), which is a high-level bilateral business association and global public affairs platform for Danish and American companies, focusing on increasing transatlantic trade and economic development between Denmark and the US.

Furthermore, you will be assisting the embassy’s Defense Industry Team and Health & Life Science team with various tasks.
The Embassy is responsible for helping Danish companies across all of North America, and for coordinating the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ commercial effort in the region.

Your daily tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Support in Global Public Affairs engagement with federal government authorities, industry, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Market research, data collection and stakeholder mapping and engagement.
  • Supporting the teams in connecting Danish and American companies and stakeholders.
  • Planning, coordination and executing meeting programs and events in North America.
  • Support in communications on various Global Public Affairs engagements.

The Candidate

  • You are enrolled at a higher educational institution focusing on business, or the like.
  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is required.
  • Office package skills are expected.
  • You possess an independent drive along with a positive attitude when engaging in new tasks.
  • You are highly motivated, proactive and have a genuine interest in understanding and solving the business-related challenges that Danish companies face when entering/expanding

3. Food & Agriculture. Application Number: TC-12.

The Position
The Embassy in Washington DC is looking for an intern to support the work within Food & Agriculture team. The position offers a unique opportunity to work with both political and commercial aspects of the green transition within the food and agricultural sector. You will be an integrated part of the team, and will gain insight into the American Food & Agriculture sector, in a close and educational collaboration with the specialized team.

Your daily tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of reports and analysis for ministries, organizations and companies within Food & Agriculture on relevant political and commercial subjects within the American Food & Agriculture sector
  • Attendance of hearings in the Congress, seminars in think-tanks and meetings in various national and international organizations related to the American agricultural and food industry, with the purpose of reporting about trade- and agricultural politics to relevant Danish authorities and organizations
  • Analyse specific market conditions and market barriers for Danish food companies and assisting with specific commercial cases for Danish companies
  • Assist with administrative and event tasks within the team and at the Embassy

The Candidate

  • You are enrolled at a higher educational institution focusing on social sciences, natural science e.g. agro economics or within a commercial subjects
  • Knowledge and insight to the Danish Food & Agriculture sector is an advantage
  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is required
  • Office package skills are expected
  • You possess an independent drive along with a positive attitude when engaging in new tasks

Silicon Valley (2 position)
1. Energy and Environment. Application number: TC-13
Are you a talented business student with an interest for energy, environment and the green transition, and are you looking for an internship? Would you like to put your skills to play and embark on an exciting learning journey in Silicon Valley, California? This might be your chance! Read on for more info on how to seize this opportunity.

As our Energy and Environment Intern, you can expect an exciting semester in Silicon Valley, where you will be given the chance to develop as you get hands-on experience by participating in driving the green transition agenda with the "Green Team" Consulate General in the world's leading tech-hub, Silicon Valley. You're guaranteed to develop both professionally and personally as you embark on a learning journey where you're given responsibility from day one.

Energy & Environment

As part of the Consulate General, the Energy and Environment team supports the green transition in California by sharing knowledge and practical solutions on energy efficiency in industry and buildings, offshore wind power, green hydrogen, and related topics. As California has similarly ambitious climate and CO2 reduction targets as Denmark, our team works to inspire effective energy policy and increase the adoption of green technologies and solutions in California. When you join our “Green Team,” you can expect to work with Danish and Californian companies, industry associations, government and regulators, and academic institutions. Your profile can be either commercial or technical, but you should have an interest in energy, climate, and sustainability, and be curious about establishing an international career in this field.

The experience and skills that you bring to the team will determine your work assignments, which are likely to include:

  • Assistance to the government-to-government cooperation between Californian and Danish energy authorities.
  • Assistance to the Trade Council of Denmark with promoting Danish best practices, doing market research and help supporting Danish green tech companies in California.
  • Help in identifying and analyzing emerging trends, new technologies and research, and key policies within sustainability and decarbonization.
  • Prepare communications material, social media posts, fact sheets, articles, and reports for knowledge internal and external use about innovation, markets, and policies.
  • Planning and coordinating meetings, workshops, and webinars

What do we expect from you?

It is essential that you are curious and embrace working on diverse projects in a dynamic organization. We are looking for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment where you'll be able to influence, define and execute day-to-day tasks as well as larger projects. You work independently, but know when to ask for help. Also, you're not afraid of tight deadlines, and you know that prioritisation skills are pivotal to professional succes.

We are not looking for any specific study lines, rather, we prefer you are:

  • Interested in energy, environment, innovation, sustainability, business, technology and future trends.
  • Open-minded team-player who perform great as part of a team, but also know how to nail your tasks individually.
  • Analytically sharp and able to interpret and communicate complex information clearly (incl. analyzing and presenting data).
  • Energetic and positive as a person, bringing curiosity and a can-do attitude.
  • Open to learning and building new skills.
  • Experienced in creating graphic content e.g. in Canva or PowerPoint.

2. Water Technology Alliance. Application number: TC-14
Are you a talented student passionate about water, the green transition, and environmental sustainability? Do you dream of living 6 months in California? The Trade Council in North America is seeking a highly motivated and self-driven intern to join the Water Technology Alliance (WTA) in Silicon Valley, California.

About Us:
The WTA assists innovative Danish water technology companies in navigating the U.S. market. We support these companies with market entry and expansion of their North American operations. Our tasks range from market analysis and stakeholder management to facilitating workshops in California and delegations to Denmark.

Role and Responsibilities:
As an intern with our team, you will play an integral role in our daily operations, participate in exciting projects that strengthens the relation between the Californian and Danish water industry, and promote Danish water technology companies to North America. You will assist the WTA advisors, and have the opportunity to engage in case solving and project planning. Your contributions will be vital to our projects, providing you with a deep understanding of the North American water market while supporting Danish companies’ export of sustainable solutions to the Californian water sector.

Your daily tasks will include:

  • Connecting Danish companies and US utilities and water professionals.
  • Hands-on planning and executing seminars, workshops, and delegations.
  • Supporting business development projects.
  • Assisting in conducting market analysis including collecting and analysing data.
  • Performing administrative tasks, including helping with daily routines and practical tasks.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a higher education institution focusing on business, economics, or a related field.
  • Fluent in English (oral and written).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude toward new tasks.
  • Strong analytical skills combined with curiosity and creativity.

How to apply
Click here to learn more about the application process, deadline and requirements. Learn more

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