The Nordic Africa Institute

Research Internship - Critical Minerals and the Green Transition in Southern Central Africa

20 weeks spring 2023. The project is managed by Patience Mususa, Senior Researcher.


We only accept applications from interns that have an organized internship period through studies at a university.

Objective of the internship

Research interns at NAI learn from an interdisciplinary environment. Through this internship, the intern will have the opportunity to gain knowledge on the subject area as well as working in a research institution. Under the direction of the project leader, the intern will primarily be focusing on key duties but also get a chance to participate in some institutional activities.

Key duties

  • Reviewing and writing up summaries of news, policy documents and announcements on mining in the Southern African Development Community.
  • Translation of news and policy announcements from French to English.
  • Supporting the organization of workshops and policy events.
  • Contribution to writing a policy brief and/or academic paper.

Qualifications and required skills

  • MSc candidacy or qualification in disciplines such as anthropology, history, politics, human geography, global development studies, international relations or other relevant social sciences.
  • Interest and/ or knowledge on extractive industries in southern central Africa.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • A good command of spoken and written English, and proficiency in spoken and written French.
  • Knowledge of DR Congo is a plus.
  • The intern will be supervised by a NAI researcher but should have an ability to work independently.

Any questions regarding the internship can be sent to project manager Patience Mususa or HR-generalist Dan Åkhagen.

In the application, include which internship you are applying for.