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INTERNSHIP SPRING 2024

Marketing & Communications Internship - Spring 2024

Are you a talented Marketing and Communications student looking for an internship during Spring 2024? Would you like to put your skills to play and embark on an exciting learning journey in Silicon Valley, California? This might be your chance! Read on for more info on how to seize this opportunity.

 

Deadline: October 1, 2023

As our Energy & Environment Intern, you can expect an exciting semester in Silicon Valley, where you will be given the chance to develop as you get hands-on experience by participating in driving the green transition agenda with the "Green Team" Consulate General in the world's leading tech-hub, Silicon Valley. You're guaranteed to develop both professionally and personally as you embark on a learning journey where you're given responsibility from day one. 

The 6 months internship runs from February 1st, 2024 until July 31st, 2024. It is a prerequisite that you are able to express yourself orally and written in English, and that you are currently enrolled in an education at a Danish university. Ability to speak and write Danish is not a requirement, but will be considered an advantage. Joining a team of six talented interns across Innovation, Marketing & Communication, and TechPlomacy, you're in for a unique experience with lots of opportunities for sparring, growing and building strong relations.

As a vital part of the "Green Team", you'll get closer to the green transition agenda for Danish and American companies, knowledge institutions, and organizations to help them prosper in the intersection between energy, environment, green tech, sustainability, and innovation. You will gain new professional skills, build valuable insights into a rapidly growing sector, and your communication and presentation abilities are certain to reach a new level.

Energy & Environment 

As part of the Consulate General, the Energy and Environment team supports the green transition in California by sharing knowledge and practical solutions on energy efficiency in industry and buildings, offshore wind power, green hydrogen, and related topics. As California has similarly ambitious climate and CO2 reduction targets as Denmark, our team works to inspire effective energy policy and increase the adoption of green technologies and solutions in California. When you join our “Green Team,” you can expect to work with Danish and Californian companies, industry associations, government and regulators, and academic institutions. Your profile can be either commercial or technical, but you should have an interest in energy, climate, and sustainability, and be curious about establishing an international career in this field.

The experience and skills that you bring to the team will determine your work assignments, which are likely to include:

  • Assistance to the government-to-government cooperation between Californian and Danish energy authorities
  • Assistance to the Trade Council of Denmark with promoting Danish best practices, doing market research and help supporting Danish green tech companies in California
  • Help in identifying and analyzing emerging trends, new technologies and research, and key policies within sustainability and decarbonization
  • Prepare communications material, SoMe posts, fact sheets, articles, and reports for knowledge internal and external use about innovation, markets, and policies
  • Planning and coordinating meetings, workshops, and webinars

What do we expect from you?  

It is essential that you are curious and embrace working on diverse projects in a dynamic organization. We are looking for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment where you'll be able to influence, define and execute day-to-day tasks as well as larger projects. You work independently, but know when to ask for help. Also, you're not afraid of tight deadlines, and you know that prioritisation skills are pivotal to professional succes. We are not looking for any specific study lines, rather, we prefer you are: 

  • Interested in energy, environment, innovation, sustainability, business, technology and future trends
  • Open-minded team-player who perform great as part of a team, but also know how to nail your tasks individually
  • Analytically sharp and able to interpret and communicate complex information clearly (incl. analyzing and presenting data)
  • Energetic and positive as a person, bringing curiosity and a can-do attitude
  • Open to learning and building new skills
  • Experienced in creating graphic content e.g. in Canva or PowerPoint

Who are we and what can we offer?

Your position will be within the "Green Team" at the Consulate General in Silicon Valley, which engages in export promotion (the Trade Council) with a focus on water and energy. Additionally The Innovation Centre Denmark (ICDK) is located at the representation, which is an innovative cooperation between the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science located in Boston and Silicon Valley, respectively. ICDK builds bridges between research institutions, companies and capital from Boston and Silicon Valley and Denmark; facilitate research cooperation and provide inspiration to drive innovation and digital ambitions in Denmark and assist and accelerate the entry of Danish companies into the US. Finally, the representation in Silicon Valley is at the forefront of the global debate on the consequences of technology for society and foreign policy with its TechPlomacy efforts, while also home to Denmark Bridge and Invest in Denmark.

In addition to an exciting, life-altering experience with an international outlook, you can expect: 

  • A unique opportunity to gain insights into Silicon Valley tech ecosystems
  • To learn how to communicate, network and expand your international network in the epicentre of technological development
  • To work with universities, start-ups, corporations, funds, venture capital firms, governmental institutions etc. across Denmark and the US
  • A steep learning curve and unique chance to apply and develop your academic skills in a fast-paced professional environment
  • Ongoing sparring, feedback and performance evaluation throughout your internship
  • A great opportunity to kick-start your professional career

The internships are unpaid, but include a monthly rent support of DKK 4,000.

How to apply?

Are you interested in applying for the position? Please send us a one-pager in English that explains why you will be a good fit for us, and how the internship fits into your overall personal and professional goals. Kindly enclose cover letter, CV and grade transcripts in your application and send a merged PDF no later than October 1st, 2023 to [email protected] and mark it “Internship Spring 2024 – [your name]”.

Please note that interviews will take place on an ongoing basis, and recruitment will potentially close before deadline should we find the right candidate.

For questions regarding the position, please contact Senior Energy & Climate Advisor, Sander de la Rambelje ([email protected]), or current Energy & Climate Attaché, Claus Krog Ekman ([email protected]).

You can read more about The Consulate General of Denmark and Innovation Centre Denmark in Silicon Valley at www.siliconvalley.um.dk or by following us on LinkedInFacebook, or X.