Nordregio is currently seeking an intern to support with a project that aims at deepening Nordic-Baltic cooperation around circular-economy. Together with partners in Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania, Nordregio explores the key drivers for circular economic models by diving into specific case studies and supply chains (i.e., food systems, algae production, and industrial symbiosis).

Exchange of learnings across countries and cases should contribute to the transition towards a more sustainable economy, both by generating understanding about the role different actors play and by identifying the potentials of transformation of existing systems and industries. The successful candidate for the internship will mainly assist in basic research and build up a narrative around the case studies and visualising it in ‘story-maps’ format using the ArcGIS tool (click to see example). The candidate will also assist in identifying matching cases and communicating with stakeholders in the Nordic countries that can inspire learning in Baltic countries.

Applicants should be:

  • Interested in working with research and with circular economy topics
  • Interested in working with digital tools i.e. ArcGIS (previous experience is not required)
  • Interested in communicating with external partners and stakeholders
  • Able to work both independently and as a part of a team.
  • Have good skills in English (oral and written, active and passive).
  • Knowledge of a Estonian, Latvian or Lithuanian languages is a plus (but not required)
  • Computer skills

What do we offer?

  • A highly interesting international project and opportunities to develop competences and topical knowledge.
  • A diverse experience working with various phases of research projects: research, stakeholder engagement and communication
  • An international working place in a beautiful historical site with friendly colleagues and a high community spirit.
  • Possibility (not a requirement) to link a master’s thesis in an area related to project work.

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 (i.e., the internship should be part of your studies). Please note that internships at Nordregio are unpaid.   

Interns should be prepared to be based physically at the Nordregio office in Stockholm with the option to work remotely from time-to-time subject to agreement with their mentor. However, in response to changing conditions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, distance work may apply.

Please address your application or any questions to with the subject “Spring Internship 2022: Nordic-Baltic circular economy”. The application closes on the 29th of October, 2021.

More about Nordregio:

Title: Intern
Organisation: Nordregio
City: Stockholm
Application deadline: 29 October