Nordregio regularly hosts interns from a variety of universities around Europe. Placements vary in length from two months up to six months, with the exact period and working grade subject to individual agreement.


Internship within GIS

For the spring 2021 period, we are looking for a candidate who is interested in strengthening their knowledge of the practical application of GIS, starting February 22nd and for a period of ca. three months. The candidate should be:

  • Studying in an area relevant to Nordregio’s GIS work (e.g. statistics, quantitative analysis, GIS)
  • Comfortable collecting and analysing data from national statistical institutes and other data sources
  • Able to work proficiently in English and ideally have some proficiency in at least one of the Nordic languages
  • Have an interest in or knowledge of geography, urban planning, or regional development
  • Comfortable working independently and as part of a team.

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 internship will likely take place primarily online due to the pandemic. If there are conditions to work from the office in Stockholm, the student is responsible for arranging and paying his/her own accommodation
  • The student’s home university is the responsible authority during the internship period, meaning that the student is not covered by Nordregio’s insurance
  • The internship will preferably start in the second part of February

Please note: Due to the ongoing challenges associated with COVID-19, it may be necessary to undertake some or all of the internship through distance working. If this is the case, Nordregio will make sure you have everything you need to perform the tasks and will do everything in our power to make the experience as valuable as possible under the circumstances.

Please address your application or any questions to internship@nordregio.org due to 8 January 2021.


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)

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

Applications, including a CV and cover letter explaining your interest in Nordregio, should be addressed to internship@nordregio.org. The internship team are also happy to answer any questions you might have about the program.

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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