Internship Opportunity

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Mirna at the Taj Mahal

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. To know more about her experience with us please go here.

NCI now is advertising an internship position for early 2018 for the purpose of fulfilling our Visibility and Communication Strategy. Below are the details of the same. 

Primary purpose of the internship

The internship opportunity is primarily to support NCI in its communication and visibility strategy, and provide assistance in the working of the Delhi office in terms of smaller academic events. The aim is to provide the intern hands on experience with building a stronger online profile of an organisation that acts as a bridge between two geographical regions.

Key Responsibilities

The description of key responsibilities is described as below:

  • Improve the efficiency of the NCI website including creating uptodate and attractive material for study, research, funding opportunities, and Study in the Nordic countries pages
  • Create content for NCI FB pages including managing NCI media resources and improving reach of NCI posts
  • Create marketing material for NCI
  • Run NCI lecture series and other such academic events in New Delhi
  • Reach out to member universities by identifying stakeholders beyond NCI’s present network

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 and send in their application to:

Christabel Royan
Programme Manager
Nordic Centre in India

Time period of internship: 15th January to 15th March
The deadline for receiving applications is October 31st, 2017.