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Application Process

Application deadlines: 1 September and 1 March.

Who should apply?

  • You are a Danish national enrolled at a Danish or foreign higher educational institution within a relevant subject, or a foreign national enrolled at a Danish higher educational institution within a relevant subject and have lived in Denmark for a minimum of 3 years.
  • The working languages are both Danish and English. Therefore, fluency in both languages (oral and written) is a requirement. 
  • You are well-versed in the MS Office Package (PowerPoint, Excel & Word).
  • You possess an independent drive and a positive attitude when engaging in new tasks. 
  • You are curious, creative, and have strong analytical skills
  • You are open, credible, and observant.
  • You are able to maintain a clear perspective and focus in stressful situations. 
  • You have not previously been an intern with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

How to apply?

We kindly ask you to only send one application focused on your professional interest and profile. If you wish to apply for more than one internship, please list your prioritized internship application numbers in your application form. However, we cannot guarantee an internship of your geographical preference.

  • Write your application in English
  • Download and fill out application form: APPLICATION FORM.
  • Address your application: “Intern North America, [Application Number]: [your name]” e.g. Intern North America, TC-3: Jens Jensen
  • Send your application (application form and motivational letter (max 1 page), CV, exam results and relevant recommendations) in one single PDF to [email protected]
  • Please note that the application has only been received, when you receive an auto reply. 
  • Deadline for application is 1 September for internships during the spring semester and 1 March for the fall semester. 

We expect to fill the internships within 4 weeks after application deadline. In the meantime, any questions can be addressed to: [email protected].


Interns are responsible for own expenses, i.e. plane tickets and housing. As part of the internship, we grant 5-6,000 DKK/month towards documented costs, such as rent.