Internships at the Trade Council
Internships at the Trade Council
The Trade Council in Toronto offers internships to Danish students with a bachelor degree.
It is expected that the interns have good analytical skills and have extensive knowledge of
The Trade Council (TC Canada) is part of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. TC Canada’s mandate is to assist
Danish companies in expanding or initiating business activities in the Canadian market. We act as consultants in a
variety of activities ranging from e.g. developing market analysis and entry strategies to partner and customer searches.
PR-activities, recruiting, creating events and delegation as well as first line sales efforts are also among our many
One position will open August 1 , 2015;
TC Canada offers internships to Danish students with a bachelor degree to participate in and support the daily work of
the office. TC Canada focuses on sectors such as CleanTech, Renewables, Construction, Architecture, Mining, Oil &
Gas Agriculture, Food – and Invest in Denmark.
You will get a wealth of experience in the development of business strategies for Danish companies interested in
expanding their business activities to Canada as well as Canadian companies with interest in investing in Denmark.
Your tasks as an intern will vary from project to project, but will typically include desk and field research, meeting
planning, preparation of offers and market reports, partner searches and preparation of Danish trade delegations,
participation in fairs, event management and joint Nordic promotions.
Desired Skills and Experience;
We are an extremely busy trade council that has doubled activities within the last years. To match our existing team we
are looking for outspoken people, with ambitions and the desire for working hard and smart. We are also looking for
people interested in learning and not afraid to bring new ideas to the table.
Applicants must have completed their Bachelor degree, We prefer applicants within business admin and/or
You must be strong working in word and excel. Also it will be of great advantages if you are strong in producing graphic
layouts (invitations, banners etc.).
You must as a minimum have strong written – and especially verbal communication skills. You are a team player with a
strong attention to details. Being proactive and being able to work independent on certain tasks is also required skills.
As an office we are measured on activities, customer satisfaction and value creation. Value creation is on the top of our
minds. As a consequence we also expect you to be service minded and flexible.
More about the workplace;
Our office is located in the centre of Toronto. We are a team of 11 ambitious and competent Canadian and Danish
employees. We shares office facilities with the Swedish and Norwegian Trade Councils which gives us an inspiring work
environment and also generates a number of joint Nordic events.
We have a very informal and highly energetic work environment where we continuously strive to empower and support
each other; working smarter and having fun while achieving our objectives.
More information about our organization may be found at http://canada.um.dk.
Deadline for applications received: 15 , of April, 2015
Apply by sending your application alongside your resume, grade transcripts, recommendations etc. to: [email protected].
Visit the Trade Council’s website for more information.
The internships run for a period of 6 months.
Interns will have to apply for a permit to stay and work in Canada. Information on this permit can be found via this link
The interns at the Trade Council will receive no salary during their stay, however, a small reimbursement of travel and
living expenses in the amount of DKK 3000 will be paid every month. In order to avoid deductions from the education
grants (SU) the intern must be prepared to show documentation for expenses in relation to their stay such as travel
costs, insurance, rent, permit fees, local transportation, etc.
Read about the life as an intern in Toronto on this link.
Applications should be sent by letter or email to the Trade Council with enclosed CV, exam results and any
recommendations. The Trade Council only accepts applications written in English.