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Internships

As the largest Danish Embassy in Africa, the Embassy in Kenya offers diverse and stimulating tasks in a vibrant international working environment. If you want challenging work and a deeper insight into the workings of the political and economical centre of East Africa, then an internship at the Danish Embassy in Nairobi might be something for you.

NOTE: The deadline for applications for the internships in spring 2018 has now passed and the embassy is processing the applications.

There are continuously four interns at the Danish Embassy in Nairobi working with 1) Governance & Health, 2) Somalia, 3) the Trade Council, and 4) the Growth Counsellors.
The positions run from 1st of August to 31st of January for the fall semester and 1st of February to 31st of July for the spring semester. The deadline for application for the fall and spring semester is the 2nd of April and 2nd of October respectively.

Detailed descriptions of the different positions and the requirements can be found here approx. 3 weeks before the deadline.
You are welcome to apply for more than one position.

Please note that Danish citizenship is required or fulfilling the following requirements: The applicant has lived in Denmark for a longer period of time (at least 3-4 years), is admitted at a Danish University or Business School and at the time of applying has residence in Denmark.

Governance & Health

Do you wish to assist in the implementation of the Governance Programme (2016-2020) and the Health Programme (2017-2020) in Kenya? Do you have an interest in monitoring a post-Election political situation where power dynamics are changing? Do issues of public financial management, devolution, stabilisation and anti-radicalisation, civic education, gender equality and rule of law appeal to your curiosity or field of study? Are you motivated by aid negotiations in an international environment, and communicating Danish development assistance to the public? If so, apply for the position as Governance and Health intern at the Embassy of Denmark in Nairobi.

Somalia Team

Are you interested in working with diplomacy in fragile settings and getting an insight in political administration and aid management at one of Denmark’s largest embassies? As an intern in the Somalia Team, you will be part of the day-to-day management of development and humanitarian programmes as well as political processes. You will assist with a broad array of topics, such as assisting with the implementation of the Country Programme for Somalia 2015-2018 and the Peace and Stabilisation Programme 2015-2017.

Trade Council

Are you interested in emerging markets, economic diplomacy and Danish private sector involvement in developing countries? Do you wish to assist the commercial advisors at the largest Danish Embassy in Africa with enhancing Danish exports to Kenya, Danish presence in Kenya and sourcing? Then an internship as part of the Trade Council at the Danish Embassy in Nairobi may interest you. You will be part of the Business Team where you will participate in meetings with Danish and Kenyan companies, contribute to market analyses and coordinate the Danish Business Network.

Growth Counsellors

Do you wish to work closely with the two Growth Advisors in implementing the two Strategic Sector Cooperation’s on environment and food in Nairobi, and do you have a special interest in synergies between development aid and economic diplomacy? As an intern, you will act as an integrated part of the programmes, which aim at building a strong private-public partnership and creating an enabling environment for private sector in Denmark and Kenya. You will engage with Kenyan ministries, authorities and companies; coordinate and participate in meetings; and assist in preparation of visits from the partnering Danish authorities.