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Communications Intern

Do you want to help place Denmark at the forefront of the global debate on the consequences of technology for society and foreign policy? The Danish Tech Representation in Silicon Valley is looking for a creative and innovative Communications Intern for the fall semester 2024.

With offices in Copenhagen and Silicon Valley, the Tech Ambassador of Denmark and the surrounding global team contribute to rethinking the traditional way of conducting diplomacy. As a first-mover, Denmark and the TechPlomacy initiative has attracted a large amount of national as well as international attention.


The TechPlomacy teams’ location in Silicon Valley provides unique access to one of the world's most dynamic and innovative ecosystems. You will get the opportunity to get close to some of the world’s most prominent tech companies, think tanks, elite universities and representations of other influential countries. In addition, you will have the opportunity to delve into the political agenda surrounding the transformative influence of technology and digitization on Denmark and the international community.


Your Role

As a Communications Intern, your primary focus will be to raise awareness of Denmark’s tech diplomacy and its underlying strategy. Conducting public diplomacy is a strategic priority, which is why your contribution is of great importance to the work of the Representation. Our target groups are both Danish and international and it is therefore a great advantage if you have insight and understanding of the act of communicating to several different target groups. Simultaneously you will as part of the team carry out a number of tasks of a practical nature in order to ensure that the Tech representation operates professionally at the highest level.   

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the production of graphic material as well as video material for use on the Representation’s digital platforms including X, LinkedIn as well as our website.
  • Contribute to the Tech Representation’s work with implementing the measures in the upcoming strategy for Denmark’s technological diplomacy.
  • Assist with the cultivation and maintenance of the Silicon Valley network through participation in events and meetings with the world's leading tech companies, international organizations and university environment.

  • Assist with handling press as well as other external inquiries and ongoing media monitoring Answer inquiries and assist with the preparation of internal and external meetings.

  • Contribute to research and create input and drafts for mission reports which are an important part of the foreign service's work.

  • Assist with and prepare incoming and outgoing visits including ministerial visits as well as the Tech Representation's international consultations.

What Do We Expect From You?

The ideal candidate should be a skilled communicator both in writing, graphically and on SoMe platforms. You should be able to communicate complex messages in both English and Danish and target these to the relevant audiences. Great emphasis is placed on the craftsmanship itself – i.e. the production of communication material.

Characteristics such as creativity, curiosity and initiative are furthermore considered a plus. We are an agile unit, and it is therefore of great importance that you are able to actively contribute with ideas and effectively execute on these. This does not mean you have to be a software engineer to apply for the internship. In-depth technical knowledge of e.g. blockchain, artificial intelligence and coding is not a prerequisite – as long as you have a strong interest in politics, communication and the all-encompassing impact of technology on society as well as a great motivation to learn more about this.
We invite everyone, regardless of background, to apply for the internship but the position of communications and media intern is particularly aimed at students with competences within the journalistic, communicative and media-oriented field.



Send a one-page cover letter containing a brief description of your academic and professional background, personal skills and interests as well as your motivation for applying for the internship. Attach a CV as well as relevant exam papers, and recommendations. Write "Communications Intern - TechPlomacy" in the subject line. Please send the application and the relevant documentation by e-mail to [email protected] in a single PDF-file.

Application deadline: March 1, 2024

Questions can be directed to Communications Advisor Mathias De Luca, at [email protected]

Applicants who are invited to an interview will be notified as soon as possible after the application deadline.