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Internships at the Danish Royal Embassy in Nairobi

Are you seeking challenging work, intercultural understandings and a deeper insight into the workings of the political and economic center of East Africa? Then an internship at the Danish Embassy in Nairobi might just be something for you. As the largest Danish Embassy in Africa, the Embassy in Kenya offers diverse and stimulating tasks in a vibrant and international working environment. You will gain comprehensive professional experience useful in your future career.

The application deadline for spring semester 2020 is the 15th of September, 2019

Available intern positions
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. There are continuously four interns at the Danish Embassy in Nairobi working within the following teams:
• The Governance & Health Team
• The Somalia Team
• The Trade Council
• The Sector Counsellors

Please note that a Danish citizenship or fulfillment of the following requirements is required: 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. Read more here

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 2018-2023 and the Peace and Stabilisation Programme 2018-2022. Read more here

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. Read more here

Sector Counsellors
Do you wish to work closely with the two Sector Counsellors in implementing the two Strategic Sector Cooperations (SSCs) on environment and food in Nairobi? Do you have a special interest in synergies between development aid and economic diplomacy? As the intern, you will act as an integrated part of the two programmes, aiming 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. Read more here

Interns Spring 2019