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Internship at the Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur

The Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur offers three internships in the Embassy’s Trade Section. The duration of the internship is six months, beginning in February and August.

Denmark in Malaysia

Malaysia is a rapidly developing economic power in Asia. A middle-income country, it has transformed itself from a producer of raw materials in the ‘70s into an emerging multi-sector economy with outstanding growth rates. Malaysia’s ambition to become a high-income country by 2020 holds lots of potential for Danish companies. The Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur promotes trade and investment opportunities in Malaysia by assisting Danish companies doing business in Malaysia. Among the focus sectors are: 
-        Food, Agriculture and Fisheries;
-        Healthcare;  
-        Energy and environment; 
-        ICT.

The Trade Council
At the Embassy you will be a part of the Trade Section, which assists Danish companies in doing business in Malaysia. Examples of work tasks are: 
-       Conducting market research data analysis;
-       Identifying potential local business partners for Danish companies;
-       Organizing presentations for visiting delegations; 
-       Preparing news articles about business opportunities in Malaysia;
-       Assisting in the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy activities;
-       Attending meetings, conferences etc. on behalf of the Danish Embassy;         
-       Updating and developing the Embassy’s website and Twitter and Facebook accounts.

With an internship at the Embassy, we offer a unique opportunity to develop personal and professional skills in an inspiring, multicultural city. At the embassy, you will experience a dynamic workplace with kind and helpful colleagues. Outside work, you will get plenty of opportunities to explore an exciting city with a well-established network of expats, interns and locals.

General conditions and requirements
You must have finished a relevant Bachelor’s degree or similar at university level, be registered as a Master’s student and be a Danish citizen. Strong oral and written English-proficiency is required along with user-level IT skills. The internship should ideally constitute an educational component in your Master’s degree. Furthermore, we encourage that one of the interns has an interest in and knowledge about the food and agriculture sector as well as acquired analytical skills. It would be welcomed if one of the interns, on top of the commercial aspects, has an interest in foreign affairs and the assignments related to public diplomacy such as doing research on political relations in Malaysia, attending meetings on more politically related issues. In addition, it would be welcomed if this person has experience and interest in social media in order to maintain the Embassy's website, Twitter, and Facebook accounts.

From 01/08-2018 to 31/01-2019.

Salaries and costs of living
An internship at the Embassy is unpaid, however, interns can receive an allowance of DKK 3,000 per month to cover expenses (flight tickets, vaccinations, house rental etc.) by choosing one of the following two models:
1.     Receive the allowance and write off the SU during the internship;
2.     Receive SU and get relevant expenditures refunded up to the limited of 3000 DKK per month.

The cost of living in Malaysia - food, clothing, transportation, etc. - is generally low.

If you are interested in applying for an internship at the Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, please send us your cover letter, CV in English, grade transcripts and other documents of relevance to Simon Pommerencke ( The application deadline is March 2, 2018.

If you have any questions regarding the position or the life as an intern in Kuala Lumpur, please do not hesitate to reach out to current intern Simon Pommerencke by sending an email to