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Internships with the U.S. Commercial Service in Denmark

Join us, if you are interested in an internship that gives you insight into various industry sectors at the same time that you learn to navigate in a politically driven organization and international environment.

About Us

Under the umbrella of U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Administration’s Global Markets, the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service's Copenhagen office is part of a global network of trade specialists dedicated to supporting U.S. commercial interests around the world. The agency's network includes more than 100 U.S. Export Assistance Centers throughout the U.S. and more than 150 overseas branches. Our Copenhagen office helps U.S. businesses export their goods and services to Denmark and assists Danish businesses in importing goods from- or establishing themselves in the United States. Furthermore, the Foreign Commercial Service in Copenhagen supports the goals and objectives of the U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, advises key officers on commercial matters, and facilitates outreach programs for VIP delegations.

About the Internship

We offer an intern a dynamic and interesting workplace in a highly international environment with the opportunity for a great variety of tasks and networking opportunities, depending on demand and activity level. Examples of tasks include:

  • Market analyses 
  • Client assistance, including partner searches and matchmaking 
  • Company background reports / due diligence 
  • Event coordination
  • Internal stakeholder management, including preparation of ambassador memos and speeches
  • External stakeholder relations and networking, including participation in relevant seminars and business events 
  • Assistance with U.S. trade missions and delegations 
  • Other administrative duties such as CRM (Salesforce) and website maintenance

About You

We are seeking an intern who is motivated to step right into our team and make a meaningful, substantive contribution. A successful candidate will be able to work independently, take initiative, and assume responsibility. Additionally, he or she must also be proficient in both oral and written Danish and English. The ideal candidate is on the second or third year of his/her bachelor study within international business or related fields. We value creativity, open‐mindedness, and a good sense of humor. Students who meet these requirements are encouraged to apply.

Practical Details

A part-time internship (15-20 hours per week) is offered three times a year. From January – March/April, March/April – June, and September - December. Deadline for applications: December 1 for the spring internships and August 1 for the fall internship. A full-time summer internship is also offered with deadline February 1, and for this Danish language skills are not required. The length of the summer internship is flexible, but it typically runs from mid-June to mid-August.

The internship is unpaid.

Please submit your application in English, including CV, grade transcripts, letters of recommendation (if relevant), and a one-page statement outlining your interest and qualifications to Bjarke.Frederiksen@trade.gov

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