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INTERNSHIPS AT THE DANISH EMBASSY IN ISRAEL

The Danish Embassy in Tel Aviv is a dynamic place to work, in one of the world’s political and entrepreneurial hot spots. The Embassy represents Danish interests in Israel, covering politics, innovation, as well as consular and cultural affairs.

The Embassy is looking for two interns for the period February 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019. One intern will assist with tasks relating to politics, the other with innovation at Innovation Centre Denmark Tel Aviv, located at the Danish Embassy.

Political Intern

As the political intern you will be busy dissecting Israeli politics, regional developments, and how this affects Denmark and Danish interests. It will be a significant change from the politics you usually follow in Denmark – both in terms of pace and scope. You will develop an extensive knowledge on the Middle Eastern Peace Process, regional security issues, Jewish culture, and much, much more. Along the way, you will get a first-hand experience of how Denmark uses diplomacy on a daily basis to further Danish interests in Israel and the Middle East region as a whole.  

Tasks

As the political intern at the Embassy, you will:

  • Monitor political developments in Israel, the region and Denmark of interest to the Embassy
  • Conduct research and prepare reports on various topics such as Israel’s foreign and domestic policy, i.e. the EU, Iran, MEPP
  • Prepare/attend meetings and write minutes
  • Organize visits by Danish delegations to Israel
  • Assist with web communication, Co-develop and execute the Embassy’s public diplomacy activities and other IT-matters

Qualifications

As an intern you should have a bachelor’s degree and be a master student at a relevant higher education institution. Furthermore, you should have: 

  • Good analytical and writing skills 
  • Excel in English and Danish both written and oral
  • Good social skills

Furthermore a good insight into Danish/Israeli relations, the political and security situation in the Middle East and Danish foreign policy will be considered an advantage - most importantly however, you need to be curious and eager to learn more

Innovation Intern

As the trade and innovation intern, you will gain insight into and first-hand experience with one of the world’s leading innovation hubs. You will be involved in the Centre’s work and will get an exceptional chance to get hands-on experience with various tasks, such as working with innovation networks and project management, planning and development. Moreover, you will gain insight into collaboration within the public-private realm.

The Innovation Centre is part of the Danish Embassy in Tel Aviv and works to establish concrete projects between Danish and Israeli companies, research and educational institutions that foster innovation.

Tasks

As the innovation intern, you will conduct a wide range of tasks:

  • Conduct research and prepare reports on various topics such as:
    • Israeli market/sector analysis
    • Innovation
    • Entrepreneurship
  • Work closely with the Director on project development and project planning
  • Prepare/attend meetings and write minutes
  • Organize Danish participation in conferences and matchmaking events
  • Organize visits by Danish delegations to Israel
  • Assist with web communication, social media management such as twitter and LinkedIn and video production

Qualifications

As an intern, you should have a bachelor’s degree and be a master student at a relevant higher education institution. Furthermore, you should:

  • Have knowledge of how innovation is best supported by public and private players and financing
  • Have a keen interest in becoming an expert on building innovations eco-systems
  • Be a good networker – good social skills are a necessity
  • Be a team player
  • Excel in English and Danish, both written and oral form

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The internships are open for both Danish and foreign citizens. It is required that foreign nationals have lived in Denmark for minimum 3-years, are residing in Denmark at the time of the application, and are enrolled at a higher education institution in Denmark.

The internships at the Embassy are of six months duration, approx. 37 hours weekly, starting February 1, 2019. The terms of employment follows the guidelines set by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark for interns.

Interns do not receive any salary during their stay and bear all costs associated with travelling to and from Israel, as well as their stay in Israel.

Rent for a shared apartment for the two interns is currently paid for by the Embassy.

APPLICATION

The deadline for receiving applications for the spring semester 2019 is September 10, 2019.

Please send your application including motivational letter, CV and grade transcript compiled into one PDF file by e-mail to tlvamb@um.dk.

If you have further questions regarding the internship, feel free to send an email to one of our current interns Sara Rande (Innovation), sarran@um.dk / +972 58 407 79 81 or Andreas Joachim Nielsen (Political), anjoni@um.dk / +972 58 407 79 80.

NB! The internship is conditioned upon a security clearance by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.