The NDPHS Secretariat is looking for an intern - NDPHS

The NDPHS Secretariat is looking for an intern

11 December, 2023

The NDPHS Internship Program is an opportunity to round out your academic career with 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, 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 starts in February 2024. The duration is 3-6 months (renewable up to a total of 12 months) and is a full-time (40 hours per week) assignment. The duration and start date will be determined on an individual basis.




To qualify for the internship, applicants should be recent university graduates or currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program. We also consider applications from individuals who have completed three years of full-time studies at the bachelor’s level or equivalent before commencing the internship and are currently not in a student or recent graduate status.

We are actively seeking candidates with a background in health and social wellbeing. Nevertheless, we encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds who can demonstrate a strong interest in health-related topics, sustainable development, and international policymaking.

We are offering internship also in technical and administrative areas such as communication and project management.

Citizens of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden are eligible for this position.



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

We apply equal opportunities and accept applications without distinction on 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.

The NDPHS Internship programme grants a monthly scholarship of 10,000 SEK per calendar month for the full-time internship and pays a travel allowance to compensate the expenses incurred at the beginning and 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.



Send to your CV in English in Europass format together with a motivation letter that outlines:

  • your motivation,
  • educational background, professional skills and expertise,
  • topics you are interested in that you would like to focus on during their internship,
  • your preferred starting time.

The deadline for application is 20 January 2024.  The email subject line should be written as “INTERN”.

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

Please note that you may be asked to provide references.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

A reserve list of candidates may be drawn up by the 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 motivation, education, experience, 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 at

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