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The Danish Embassies in Latin America are looking for new qualified interns for the fall 2024


Do you dream of living and working six months in a Latin American country? Chile, Colombia or Mexico? Are you interested in international business and relations?


Are you passionate about supporting Danish business opportunities abroad while strengthening the strategic, economic and political relationship between Denmark and Latin America?


Are you an ambitious and high performing team player looking for challenges and the adventure of a lifetime?


Then you are probably the one we are looking for!


Three Danish embassies in Latin America (Santiago, Bogotá, Mexico City) are looking for interns to form an integral part of both the political and commercial teams. The internship is a unique opportunity to supplement your academic studies with practical key skills and thorough knowledge of Latin American business and political affairs.


The internships have duration of six months starting the 1st of August 2024 and ending the 31st of January 2025.


We are looking to fill the following positions:



Internship in the Trade Council

The commercial department at the embassies works with supporting a large variety of Danish businesses with their operations in Latin America. The interns take part in the daily commercial work, as well as participates in the embassies’ political and administrative work when required. Moreover, ad hoc tasks of consular and cultural character can occur.


Tasks typically include, but are not limited to:

  • Drafting market and sector insight reports
  • Supporting business opportunities between local and Danish companies, business delegations and/or minister visits.
  • Participating in the embassies’ political work
  • Development and maintenance of the embassies’ website
  • Participating in various meetings and seminars
  • Contributing with ideas for communication, incl. draft articles to the Danish and local media.


The commercial interns will also work in an integrated manner with the political area, as an important part of the commercial work at the embassies is political in nature. This includes areas such as EU trade politics (including Global Gateway) and at the embassies in Mexico and Colombia, it also includes working with strategic sector cooperation.



Internship at the Political Department (Bogotá only)

The political department works closely with the Colombian government’s political agenda and cover areas such as 1) Human rights and social change, 2) The peace process and the implementation of the peace agreement, 3) Deforestation, 4) Gender equality and women & girls’ rights, and assist with the embassy’s work in the side-accredited countries; Bolivia, Panama, Costa Rica and Venezuela.


Tasks typically include, but are not limited to:

  • Help preparing and executing of visits from and to Denmark
  • Contribute to the embassy’s analyses and reports
  • Participate in meetings, seminars, and events
  • Answer questions and inquiries from Colombian and Danish citizens, as well as from entities, businesses, and institutions in Denmark and Colombia
  • Maintain the embassy’s website and social media.



As an intern, you will be included as an important contributor on relevant projects, and will achieve a deep understanding of the local context and industry conditions. It is expected that you show great flexibility, initiative and team spirit in your work as well as a positive attitude when engaging in new tasks.


Furthermore, tasks include a great part of outgoing contact and it is thus necessary that the interns master Spanish and English both orally and in writing.


The interns should also be familiar with the programs Microsoft Office package, as well as general IT and internet use.


To be an intern, you must be enrolled in a Master or Bachelor’s programme at a Danish or a foreign institution of higher education.



Practical information

The internship is approximately 37 hours per week with the right to 2,08 days of vacation each month of the internship. The internship is unpaid, but the embassies contribute a minor monthly supplement to cover expenses.


A complete application includes a motivated job application, CV, a prioritized list of internship positon and location preferences, as well as relevant diplomas and recommendations.

All applications must be in English and sent as a single PDF file named as follows: internshipapplication_firstname_surname.pdf. Interviews are expected to be conducted in week 8 between the 19th and 23th of February (which might coincide with some institutions’ Winter Holidays in Denmark) and will be in English and Spanish. 


Please note that to ensure the hiring process is free from prejudice we blind screen the applications received before reviewing them.


Deadline for application is 7th of February


The application must be send by e-mail to [email protected]


Questions can be directed to:

Head of Economic Diplomacy and Trade, Santiago: Dagmar Hernández Thomsen, email: [email protected]

First Secretary, Bogotá: Eva Bjerre Carstensen, email: [email protected]

Head of Trade, Mexico City: Sara Jakobsen Takatomi, email: [email protected]


About the embassies

The Danish Embassy in Santiago, Chile

Chile is all about the green transition and climate change adaption and an increasing amount of Danish companies are looking to Chile due to the easy access to and stability of the economy. The Chilean Government has increased their ambitions through a series of new laws to optimise water use, minimise energy use, waste and the climate footprint of the economic development, proving ample opportunities for Danish companies in the regional priority sectors. As the Chilean government has mentioned Denmark as a role-model economy, the embassy’s economic diplomacy works to use this opportunity to position Danish commercial interests on the Chilean market. To do so, a series of strategic alliances are underway providing strong platforms for working with and accessing the Chilean market.  



The Danish Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia

Colombia has become a green frontrunner in the region, especially under the current government led by Gustavo Petro. The government has established an ambitious set of goals to stop deforestation, attain ‘total peace’ nationally, protect biodiversity, and achieve a green energy transition, and with this comes a growing market for green energy. The Danish Embassy in Bogotá’s work support these new political developments and consider Colombia a strategic partner for Danish commercial interests. As a Climate Front Post and with two Strategic Sector Cooperation projects in areas of sustainable cities and energy, the embassy is in general working on promoting the green agenda and sustainability. And with Denmark’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council for the period 2025-26, the embassy is also expecting to closely monitor the peace process and the ‘total peace’ policy implementation in the fall of 2024.


The Danish Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico is an increasingly popular nearshoring location for Danish companies that are looking into neighbouring markets to the North and/or South. The embassy works towards strengthening the diplomatic ties between Denmark and Mexico through economic diplomacy. Within this area, we specifically focus on Denmark and Danish companies’ core competencies within health, agriculture, tech, as well as energy and sustainability. In addition, the embassy is a designated Climate Front Post, meaning that we work comprehensively towards promoting and implementing the green agenda at the Danish Embassy in Mexico as well as broader in the region.