Presentation of Norwegian co-operation with Tanzania within private sector development. Photo: Marianne Angvik
Six student interns from Norwegian embassies get together in Tanzania
Last week, the interns at the Norwegian embassies in Africa south of Sahara met in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. During the meeting, the six interns learned more about these African countries, their embassies and areas of work and various assignments that are given to the interns. These form of gatherings is a relatively new tradition, organised by the interns themselves.
Over the years, student interns in the region have taken the opportunity to exchange experiences with other interns during their internship at an Norwegian embassy. In addition to discussing their experiences from living in these countries, the interns also introduced the background of the embassies and areas of work. The meetings also provides unique insight in the work of the Norwegian Foreign Service, including the Norwegian cooperation in the region. This year the interns came from the embassies in Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda and two in Tanzania. The program also included useful insight in the Embassy in Dar es Salaam’s work, especially related to private sector development – one of the important priorities for Norway.
Norwegian Embassies and Delegations around the world offer exciting half-year internships for Norwegian students. The work will typically include information- and cultural related work, facilitating visit and events, assisting in writing political and economic analysis and following up on development co-operation.