The NDPC is looking for an intern

We are looking for a student or recent graduate with an excellent command of English for an internship starting September, 2023 (or we can also adjust for later internships as well). An NDPC internship will provide you with an opportunity put into practice knowledge acquired during your studies and to acquire practical working experience in international relations, cultural management, project management, innovation management, communication and other relevant study fields.

About us

The NDPC is the leading international organisation representing the Creative and Cultural Industries in the Northern Dimension region: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Sweden. We provide a platform for creative practitioners and policy makers to connect, share insights, and gain valuable knowledge about CCIs.

Currently, our core focuses are cross-border cooperation and cross-innovation. We believe that wider practice of cross-innovation can help creatives to express their creativity independently, with tremendous knock-on benefits for a variety of processes within society. Moreover, practicing cross-innovation also supports the sustainable income/livelihood of practitioners.

We see CCIs as building blocks for a sustainable future not only in the Northern Dimension region, but also globally. We stand for the extended value of creative skills that are nurtured firstly, of course, within CCIs themselves. Creative cross-innovation cannot, and should not, substitute more “classical” practices and expressions of creativity, but the unparalleled expertise that is continuously developed in the CCIs has the paramount and essential potential to challenge existing practices in other industries.

The Secretariat team is small (currently only 3 employees) and its work in diverse international projects is dynamic, and therefore we need help with various tasks, which will give you an opportunity to challenge and test yourself in very different ways.

Your responsibilities:

  • information gathering;
  • assisting the development of the project applications;
  • assisting in event organisation;
  • assistance with communication tasks;
  • report preparation;
  • other day-to-day tasks.

We are looking for someone who: 

  • Is a student or a recent graduate of international relations, cultural management, project management, innovation management, communication and other relevant higher education study-programmes;
  • Has a minimum Level C1 in written and spoken English;
  • Has a passion for creative and cultural industries, international cooperation, innovation and sustainability;
  • Is proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and Google Workspace applications;
  • Is efficient, organised, and responsible;
  • Is solution-oriented and takes the initiative;
  • Works well in teams, but can also work independently when needed;
  • Is happy doing some routine tasks like follow-ups on databases.

We offer:

  • An internship that will last for at least two months, but could be as long as six months, depending on your situation. The estimated beginning of the internship is September 2023, but it can also be adjusted to your situation;
  • Supportive work environment and great colleagues;
  • Varied and interesting tasks with relevant training;
  • Work experience in an international organisation;
  • You may get academic credit from your institution of higher education for the internship. Check with your university to confirm their academic credit policy for internships;
  • All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the intern or traineeship support-programme (for example, Erasmus+ traineeship abroad programme);
  • Lovely office in the old town of Riga;
  • The possibility to work from home on certain days.

How to apply?

Interested candidates should submit their CV and a brief cover letter to until March 31, 2023. Please include “Intern Vacancy” in the subject line.