Internship at the Danish Embassy in Vilnius
The Danish Embassy in Vilnius is looking for two interns that have an interest in political and defence matters to join the political affairs team for six months from 1 August 2017 to 31 January 2018.
The embassy offers a varied working environment with challenging tasks and professional feedback. As an intern you will become acquainted with Lithuanian politics as well as the Baltic countries’ defence and culture in addition to living in a vibrant city.
Lithuania is the largest of the three Baltic countries and it is an important partner for Denmark especially in the EU, NATO and Nordic cooperation. The embassy’s political work covers promotion of Danish interests particularly in the contexts of foreign affairs and security politics as well as culture and communication. The embassy covers defence politics for all three Baltic countries with the main purpose being to propagate cooperation between the Danish and Baltic defence.
Politics and Defence
The embassy is looking for two interns to assist the Ambassador and the Defence Attaché in their daily work by following the political as well as the defence and security related development in both the country and the region. The tasks will among other things consist of media monitoring, information gathering, and participation in conferences and meetings with political decision-makers and opinion formers. The interns will also assist with composing reports regarding defence and security related issues as well as the organization of the defence. The tasks will furthermore include writing reports and making analyses regarding Lithuania’s political and economic interests including expectations and positions prior to international summits especially under the auspices of the EU and NATO. The interns will also perform ad hoc tasks and collaborate in updating the embassy’s website and Facebook page.
Depending on study area and special interests, the interns will get an opportunity to make an independent report regarding specific Lithuanian or Baltic matters. The interns will also cooperate closely with the other employees at the embassy, among these a commercial intern.
The interns are required to have a bachelor-degree in social/political studies or another relevant area of study. Important skills include information seeking and the ability to express yourself in writing. You should be familiar with the IT tools Word and Outlook. Qualification such as independence and good spirits are likewise important. Furthermore, you must be able to communicate in both written and spoken Danish and English.
In addition, the existence of a security clearance is a requirement before starting the internship. The security clearance will be obtained by the embassy.
The aim of the internship
The internship will contribute to the student’s education and will be organized in a manner that will ensure credit transfer if the intern’s place of study permits this. The internship will also give the intern insight into the work of the Danish Foreign Service.
Conditions of the internship
The internship is unpaid. The embassy provides a free living-space in an apartment in the centre of Vilnius. The apartment is shared by the embassy’s three interns. It is possible to bring your S.U. grant if your place of study permits credit transfer of the internship.
The actual costs of living in Vilnius are somewhat lower than in Denmark.
Application in English, CV, recent transcripts and possible letters of recommendation should be addressed to the Ambassador and sent in one PDF document via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Political and Defence intern” as the subject.
The application can also be sent to:
Ambassador Dan E. Frederiksen
T. Kosciuskos gatve 36
The deadline for applications is 13 March 2017
Further information can be obtained from the current interns:
Alexander Secher, Politics and Defence, email@example.com, phone: +370 5264 6764
Anna Sandberg Vig Jensen, Politics and Defence, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +370 5264 8788