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Nova Scotia International Business Development Internship‑ Iceland

Posted by stephanie rogers on May 22, 2015 in Alumni & Friends, International News, News

The Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and the Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture are proud to announce the Nova Scotia International Business Development Internship- Iceland.

The paid internship, funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, is a seven-month employment opportunity; an orientation month in the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture would be followed by 6 months in the Trade Commission office in the Canadian Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland. The internship is a competition between graduates from the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture and the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University. Commencing in August 2015 (tentatively) the intern will perform activities such as:

·         Analyzing agri-food trade opportunities between Nova Scotia and Iceland,

·         Establishing linkages between Nova Scotia agri-food producers, Icelandic importers and government,

·         Participating in event planning and execution, and

·         Producing communications for the Trade Commissioner and Ambassador.

Essential qualifications for the position are:

1.       A Bachelor level degree in Agribusiness/ Agricultural Economics or International Food Business.

2.       Canadian citizenship or permanent residency (note, the successful intern will be required to undergo a security clearance).

Desirable skills for the position are:

1.       The ability to undertake outreach activities and build networks.

2.       Good communication skills and professional presentation.

3.       Research and analytical experience.

4.       Knowledge of the Nova Scotian agri-food sector.


·         $CAD 2400 per month for seven months to cover living expenses, and

·         Paid return airfare to Reykjavik, Iceland.

·         Equivalency of domestic tuition for the Special Topics Course (4000 Level)

Application details:

Those interested in applying please send a copy of your CV, transcript and a 2 page maximum cover letter addressing the qualifications and skills (as one PDF document) to Dr Simon Somogyi at by 5pm on 1 June 2015. Interviews for the position will begin the week of the 8th June. The successful intern will be required to enroll in a Special Topics course in the Department of Business & Social Sciences as a Special Student Undergraduate. The intern will not bear any costs associated with enrolling in this course. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.