Current job opportunities at Nordregio

HR Manager

Nordregio, together with the Nordic Welfare Centre, is looking for an HR Manager who:

  • has at least 5 years of experience in leading qualified HR work, preferably in public administration with participation in a management group.
  • has an academic education base to stand on in PA/HR and feel confident in handling difficult conversations and personnel matters.
  • has a good understanding of labor law issues and are passionate about helping to create a good work environment.
  • includes high integrity and a genuine interest in developing a good staff.
  • has good skills in one of the Scandinavian languages and in English.

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Nordregio is currently looking for two interns to start in Spring 2022:

  • Intern to work with Rural development and Green transition in the Nordic Region
  • Intern to work with Nordic-Baltic circular-economy and Communications

The internship will be approximately 3 months fulltime and should be undertaken sometime between January and June (longer periods can also be negotiated according to the requirements of the university). It is a requirement that all Nordregio interns are affiliated with a university/university programme during the time of the internship.

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Nordregio has great experience in collaborating with students and universities. Internship applications are always welcome. As an intern you need to be affiliated to a university/university programme during the time of the internship, i.e. the internship should preferably be part of your studies. Find out more here. 

General information

Nordregio welcomes internship applications at any time however the main application periods are as follows:

  • May/June (for internships the following Autumn)
  • April/May (for summer internships)
  • October/November (for internships the following Spring)

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Placements vary in length from two months up to six months, with the exact period and working grade subject to individual agreement. The specific skills we require from interns varies depending on our project needs. In general, we look for applicants who are:

  • Reliable and hardworking
  • Comfortable working independently and as part of a team
  • Studying in an area relevant to Nordregio’s work (e.g. sustainable development, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, economic geography, urban and/or regional planning or similar)
  • Able to work proficiently in English and ideally have at least some knowledge of one the Scandinavian languages, Finnish, Icelandic, Greenlandic or Faroese

In return, we offer the chance to be part of an international, multidisciplinary team working on a range of issues related to rural and regional development and urban planning.

Other things that are good to know:

  • The internship should form a part of the studies
  • Internships at Nordregio are unpaid
  • The student is responsible for arranging and paying his/her own accommodation in Stockholm
  • The student’s home university is the responsible authority during the internship period, meaning that the student is not covered by Nordregio’s insurance

Please note that Nordregio’s capacity to accept interns fluctuates and we cannot guarantee the number of places that will be offered within each period.

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