Career - NDPHS


The Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS) Secretariat in Stockholm, Sweden is looking for a motivated trainee to join the team to gain practical knowledge and professional experience related to the NDPHS activities.


The NDPHS Internship Program offers you an opportunity to round out your academic career with a hands-on experience in an international environment. The intent is that you will learn while contributing to the NDPHS work. The internship program allows you to bring innovative ideas, the latest research experience, and new perspectives into the NDPHS work and improve your skills while working in a professional environment. In addition, it is a way to enhance your CV with practical work experience.

The Internship Program usually lasts for 6 months (can be up to 9 months) and is a full-time (40 hours per week) assignment. For the part-time internship minimum of 20 hours of commitment per week is required.

You will mainly work with mental health topics, which is one of the horizontal priority areas of the NDPHS work, as well as assist the NDPHS Secretariat’s team in communications and administration. You will have room for exploration and applying your vision and innovative approach in these areas.


To be eligible for the Internship you must be a recent university graduate. Although completed university studies are considered an advantage, applications from students who are currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or a master’s degree program and maintaining the student status throughout the internship, will be considered.

We are seeking candidates with a background in Public Health and Social Well-being with great interest in behavioral insights, mental health, or health communication. We will also consider applications from candidates with other backgrounds who can demonstrate a strong interest in and understanding of the mentioned topics.

Only the NDPHS member country citizens (Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden) are eligible for this position.


We value diversity in our workplace and encourage all qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply.

We apply equal opportunities and accept applications without distinction on the grounds such as age, race, political, philosophical, or religious conviction, sex or sexual orientation, and regardless of disabilities, marital status, or family situation.

There is no age limit. The NDPHS internship programme does not exclude those who, in the framework of lifelong learning, have recently obtained or are in the process of obtaining a university degree and are at the beginning of a new professional career.

The NDPHS internship programme is not connected with employment opportunities.


The successful candidate is expected to be highly proficient in spoken and written English which is the working language of the NDPHS.


The internship will take place at the NDPHS Secretariat’s office in Stockholm, Sweden. Partly remote internship can be discussed.

The NDPHS Internship programme offers a monthly scholarship grant of 10,000 SEK for the full-time internship and pays a travel allowance to compensate the expenses incurred at the beginning and at the end of the traineeship from the place of residence.


You are responsible for taking care of formalities with the Swedish authorities regarding your stay in Sweden including visa requirements. You are required to have valid health insurance coverage during your stay in Sweden.

Housing arrangements are also your responsibility. The NDPHS Secretariat can assist you with information on accommodation in Stockholm.


Please send a motivation letter that summarizes:

  • your motivation, educational background, professional skills and expertise;
  • states your preferred starting time and length of internship;
  • lists 1-3 references.

together with your CV in English in Europass format to

Alternatively, instead of the letter, motivation can be presented in a video format (up to 3 minutes). The references and CV can be submitted only in writing.

The deadline for application is 23 April 2023 23:59 CEST.  The email subject line should be written as “INTERN”.

Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

A reserve list of candidates may be drawn up by NDPHS Secretariat following the interviews and used should additional internship opportunities arise. The reserve list will be valid for 12 months after the closure of the selection procedure.


The successful candidate will be selected based on the education, experience, motivation, and best organizational fit in the Secretariat’s team.

You are expected to reply within 7 working days from the receipt of the offer.

If an application is unsuccessful you may re-apply in the future.

Questions regarding the application can be submitted to the NDPHS Secretariat at