We are looking for a Communications Intern!

The NDPC is looking for a dynamic and efficient student and/or graduate in communications (Bachelor or Master’s) with a keen interest in culture, innovation and sustainability.  

As a successful candidate, you’ll collaborate closely with our Communications Manager. This internship is your gateway to putting your academic insights into action and gaining valuable practical experience.
The internship setup is flexible (it can be part-time and it can be full-time depending on requirements of your University), but it should preferably start during the coming semester (January-May, 2023, but we can also already negotiate internship in later semesters as well) and would last for a minimum of 12-16 weeks with a minimum total of 160 working hours or more if your University or the traineeship support programme (Erasmus+ for example) requires so.  

The Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture is an international governmental organisation supporting the cultural and creative sector (CCS). Since 2010, the NDPC has served as a regional focal point connecting policy makers, experts, and practitioners in the field. NDPC mission is to strengthen the strategic role of CCS in sustainable development across the region. Currently, the activity area covers 10 countries and the Secretariat’s office is situated in Riga, Latvia.  

As an aspiring communications intern, you’re ideally a student or recent graduate in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, or related disciplines. We are ready to train you, but your toolkit should include: 

  • A passionate drive for continuous learning and excelling, particularly in the realm of communications (the most important criteria); 
  • A team player attitude, strong communication and interpersonal skills; 
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English (working language);  
  • Excitement when given a challenge to present/package extensive and complex information in a clear manner for diverse audiences; 
  • Time management skills, efficiency and skilled prioritization; 
  • An independent, self-starter personality; 
  • A hawk-like attention to detail; 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office;  
  • Extra credit for familiarity with web-based resources, social media, web editors, and content management systems (CMS); 
  • Bonus points for basic graphic design and video editing skills (think Canva.com, Adobe Illustrator and other tools); 
  • A natural curiosity for culture and international organizations. 

The main tasks of the communication intern: 

  • Assist in implementing communication actions, which includes crafting compelling and insightful texts (for example, drafting press releases, web articles, newsletters, social media campaigns etc.); 
  • Contribute to social media strategy implementation; 
  • Assist in website maintenance; 
  • Monitoring of different kinds of media; 
  • Work with existing design templates; 
  • Assistance in online and onsite event management: planning, logistics and communication; 
  • Attending key events; 
  • Conduct data gathering; 
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned. 


We offer: 

  • 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; 
  • Varied and interesting tasks with relevant training; 
  • Work experience in an international organisation; 
  • Professional, friendly, open-minded and supportive team; 
  • We can accommodate your academic schedule with flexible work hours. Your education remains a priority as you contribute to our team; 
  • This can also be a remote or hybrid internship; 
  • Lovely office in the old town of Riga; 
  • The internship is unpaid, all costs must be borne by either the intern or traineeship support-programme (for example, Erasmus+ , if you are not a local). 


Send your short CV in English and a letter of motivation (max. 1 x A4 page in length as PDF) to explain why you are applying for the position, and how your experience and interests fits the requirements. Send the documents by 29 December 2023 to elina@ndpculture.org with the topic “Communications Intern”.  


For further information about the position: 

NDPC Communication Manager Elina Meiere (elina@ndpculture.org)