Job vacancies

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) regulary seeks qualified and motivated employees.

Job vacancies will be published through the state job web portal. You can tailor your search towards your requirements through various search criteria.

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Open position: Academic Internship

The Embassy of Switzerland in Copenhagen offers the opportunity of an Academic Internship in 2019 for a period of 3 months starting Mid-September with the possibility of extension for up to another three months into 2020. 

Scope of the Academic Intern’s assignment 

  • Policy areas of common interest to Switzerland and Denmark: innovation, technology and research related to Greenland.

  • Preparation of content for political reports and visiting delegations from Switzerland and Denmark.

  • Development of partnerships between renowned educational and research institutions in Switzerland and Denmark 

Benefits for the Academic Intern 

  • Practical experience in representing interests in the fields of diplomacy, economics, innovation, research and technology.

  • Gaining practical experience and applying knowledge in the fields of knowledge diplomacy, trade promotion and communication.

  • Experience in the practice-oriented combination of innovation / research and diplomacy 


  • University degree in political science, international relations, law, sciences (incl. EPFL, ETH) or a related field. Previous Studies experience in Denmark or Scandinavia is an advantage.

  • Excellent editorial skills in one official language, good knowledge of at least one second official language, excellent command of spoken and written English.

  • Interest in Swiss foreign policy and diplomacy;

  • Efficient and analytical working style, political instinct. Experience in the field of communication is an advantage;

  • First working experience during or after studies;

  • Important: the university degree must not have been obtained more than 12 months prior to the start of the internship. Please also note the general "Information and admission requirements" for university internships at the FDFA. 

Please send your application (incl. CV, Certificates and letter of recommendation) until May 15, 2019 to