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The Nordic House in Reykjavik is looking for interns

The Nordic House is designed by acclaimed Finnish modernist architect Alvar Aalto and opened in 1968 and functions as a culture house which is operated by The Nordic Council of Ministers. The house maintains a library, exhibition spaces, an auditorium, meeting rooms, and a restaurant. The Nordic House aims to promote cultural exchange in the Nordic countries and disseminate Nordic culture in Iceland with a special focus on sustainability, gender equality, Scandinavian design, literature, Nordic language along with children and young people’s perspective.

The Nordic House arranges various events, art exhibitions, conferences, festivals and is part of Nordic Council Literature Prices, The Nordic Region in Focus and The Nordic Council Environment Prize. You’ll find that we have events happening every day, often more than once a day, and the atmosphere is always welcoming and friendly.

The possibilities when being an intern at the Nordic House Reykjavik are many, as you are allowed to have a great deal of responsibility and thereby being able to develop various skills.

As an intern, you will receive skills in

– Project planning and execution
– Opportunity to include your own initiatives
– Contribute to the development of the organization
– To gain professional experience in your own study field
– Valuable networks

As an intern, your work tasks will be:

– Project planning and execution
– Update media platforms
– Text production
– Fundraising
– Research
– Publish and press contact
– Participation in meetings and conferences
– Coordination of events
– Various administrative and practical tasks

You’ll have flexible work hours and are guaranteed to get educational relevant work tasks.

We expect you to be on a master’s degree level within humanities, social science, media, communication or arts. We also expect you to have an interest in and knowledge about Nordic art and culture, as well as international culture exchange.

As an intern at The Nordic House, you are expected to take initiative both in being a team player as well as being able to work independently. Having good communication skills in English and one of the Scandinavian languages Danish, Swedish or Norwegian are also expected.

The internship is unpaid, and you are therefore expected to be able to fund your internship period (Erasmus) and the internship period must be approximately 5 months. If you need help in finding housing, we will gladly convey sources.

If this sounds like something for you, please send us your application.

Applications for the intern period in spring and fall 2020, CV and diploma must be sent to no later than the 15th of October. Explain in your application how your studies and work experience correspond with our needs and which business direction you are most interested in working with.

If you have any questions, please contact the HR-chef Þórunn Stefánsdóttir, or director Sabina Westerholm,