NCI welcomes applicants for its 2019 Spring Internship Programme!

Primary purpose of the internship

The internship opportunity is primarily to support NCI in its communication and visibility strategy and to assist in the preparation for its programmes for 2019 and 2020.

Key Responsibilities

The description of key responsibilities is described as below:

  • Improve the efficiency of the NCI website including creating uptodate material for study, research, funding opportunities, and Study in the Nordic countries pages along with the Acting Director
  • Assist the Acting Director in the creation of content for NCI’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages including managing NCI media resources and improving reach of NCI posts
  • Assist in planning for NCI programmes for 2019 and 2020 specifically the NCI Internship bank.
  • Assist in creating marketing material for NCI
  • Assist in more efficiently reaching out to member universities by identifying stakeholders beyond NCI’s present network
  • Assist in any other task specified by the Acting Director during the term of the internship.

The intern will work in close cooperation and under the supervision of the Acting Director of NCI and will be stationed at NCI’s Delhi office during the entire period of the internship.

Requirements for applying
  • Must be registered as a student with an NCI member university
  • Minimum 2 years of university education. Students in the final year of their Bachelors degree are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in terms of travelling abroad (preferably developing country) for a study abroad programme, internship and/or fieldwork
  • English speaking proficiency (Proficiency in two Nordic languages in addition will be an advantage)
  • Motivation letter
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Experience in working with Wordpress along with experience in media and communication will be an advantage
What NCI will provide

NCI will provide for the intern’s travel to and from India and local official travel. The intern will be provided housing in either the NCI residence at Delhi or at a university partner guest house. The intern will be provided with a work station at the NCI Delhi residence. The intern will be assisted in applying for the visa to India in terms of providing the necessary paperwork. The intern is expected to be insured for the duration of her stay. NCI will not be providing any monetary support for the internship. On successful completion of the internship NCI will provide a certificate for the same and a recommendation letter.

Interested applicants are encouraged to direct all queries to:

Christabel Royan
Acting Director, Nordic Centre in India

Interested applicants can send in their application to:

Lise Hansen, NCI Secretariat

Time period of internship: 
15th March to 16th May, 2019

The deadline for receiving applications is November  30th, 2018

Summer 2017 Internship

NCI had its first call for internships in the summer of 2017 and it was very well received. NCI hosted Ms. Mirna Aho from the University of Jyvaskyla as our Summer Activity Manager, and she spent two months in our India office working in Delhi, travelling to partner institutions, meeting Nordic students coming in for NCI summer programmes, etc.

Mirna's Experience

Spring 2018 Internship

NCI’s second call for internships was from January 14th until March 16th of 2018. NCI Hosted Mr. Olli Peltola from the University of Jyväskylä as our Visibility and Communications Manager. During these two months, Olli worked on the website, Facebook page, building marketing material for the summer/semester programs and also got the chance to visit our partner institutions at Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Olli's Experience

Summer 2018 Internship

NCI’s third call for internships was from June 25th until August 26th of 2018. NCI hosted Mr. Jukka Karjalainen from the University of Helsinki, Finland as our Summer Activity Manager. During these two months, Jukka did phenomenal work on the social media marketing of NCI programmes and also worked on coordinating the summer programmes of NCI. Jukka got to experience India and its higher educational institutions through visits to NCI’s partner institutions at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi and Varanasi.

Jukka's experience