Innovation Centre Denmark, Boston
Would you like to help Danish companies and universities prosper in the intersection between science, technology and innovation? And, at the same time be part of building up the new Danish presence in Boston located at the heart of the most innovative square kilometers in the world? Innovation Centre Denmark Boston is looking for two talented interns from February 1st 2020.
Who are we looking for?
We are currently looking for two new interns in the areas of Corporate Innovation and Research, Entrepreneurship & Education. We are looking for someone who is eager to learn and develop professionally as well as personally in one of the most dense innovation eco-systems in the world. We have recently started operating in Boston so it is important to be agile and curious.
The 6-month internship runs from February 1st 2020 to July 31st 2020. We require that you are currently enrolled in a Master’s program in Denmark.
What we expect from you
For both positions, it is essential that you embrace working on diverse projects in a new organization and thrive in an environment where you will have lots of responsibility and influence in defining and executing your daily tasks. Additionally, you are motivated working towards a deadline. As to your academic background, we are not looking for any specific line of studies, rather, we prefer you are:
Interested in R&D, innovation, technology and future trends.
Open-minded with a strong drive to perform individually as well as part of a team.
A sharp analyst experienced in collecting and presenting complex information in a concise manner
Knowledge and interest within Denmark’s business strongholds within life sciences, digitalization and cleantech.
Experienced in the full range of social media tools essential to planning and executing campaign strategies and programmes, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and to shoot and edit videos.
Ability to produce a variety of written Danish and English-language communications products in a clear, concise style.
Positive with a great sense of humor.
Who are we and what we do we offer?
Innovation Centre Denmark in Boston is the latest addition to the group of eight Innovation centres globally. We are a partnership between the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science. The Centre bridge research institutions, companies and capital in Denmark and Boston area; accelerate the entry of Danish life science, cleantech and digital companies in Boston; facilitate research cooperation; promote educational exchange and provide inspiration to help drive innovation in Denmark. The knowledge, skills and interests that you bring with you will highly influence your assigned projects. As an Intern you will:
Be part of a new agile team building up the centre
Learn to network and expand your international network
Work with Danish universities, top US Universities, start-ups, corporations and institutions
A chance to apply and develop your academic skills
A great opportunity to kick-start your professional career
The internships are unpaid with monthly rent support of DKK 4,000.
Internships Spring 2020
We are currently seeking two interns within:
You will support the team that works with Danish companies consulting and facilitating access to the Boston Innovation ecosystem. We focus on all sizes and maturity within a wide array of technologies but focusing on life science, AI and cleantech. We work on a one-on-one basis through delegation visits and innovation Camps. You will support the team with:
Establish and promote the centre in Boston within relevant stakeholders.
Explore emerging trends and prepare reports for knowledge sharing.
Assist Danish companies of all sizes and maturity boost their innovation and capabilities.
Support business models and activities.
Research, Entrepreneurship & Education
Together with the Science Attaché build up a strong presence in the Boston area among the world leading universities and research institutions. You will work on both research driven task but also support crossover project involving tech based companies and startup. We have a partnership with MIT but we will work with all relevant institutions in the area. You will experience the cutting-edge research in Boston and assist with the following activities:
Establish networks and contacts between Denmark and the Massachusetts research community
Promote Danish research, innovation, and higher education
Collect, promote, and disseminate best practice within science, technology, innovation, and higher education in Boston area by drafting reports on topics such as industry/university collaboration models
Gain a deep knowledge on how entrepreneurship is done and organized at the some of the best universities in US
Furthermore you will participate in the following tasks:
Event planning and execution
Plan and coordinate media efforts across various platforms
Write and create visual content on Social Media and other promotional platforms
Support Innovation projects
How to apply?
Please send us a one-pager in English that explains why you will be a good fit for Innovation Centre Denmark Boston and how the internship fits into your overall personal and professional goals. Please enclose CV and transcripts of your latest grades in your application no later than August 30th 2019 to Bosinn@um.dk
If you have any questions regarding the positions, please contact Joan Hentze at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When we have received all applications, we will arrange Skype interviews with the candidates.
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