Internship opportunities in international development

Published: 17 February 2023

FCG Sweden is currently looking for interns for the fall semester 2023 (starting end of August) within the area of international development.

Through an internship at FCG Sweden you will gain insights into how international development works in practice. You will have a chance to work on a broad range of subjects, from improving public service delivery to civil society development, private sector development, natural resource management and programme evaluations. You will see how a private sector actor works in international development, gain insights into many of the leading bilateral and multilateral organisations and be given plenty of responsibility and opportunities to learn and develop your skills and yourself.

Interns will be primarily allocated to one of our business areas – Public Sector and Civil Society Development, Natural Resource Management or Evaluation – but will likely have the chance to work with multiple business areas during the internship. Much of the work will focus on developing our business opportunities. This will include carrying out regular market analysis and research and assist us in identifying and preparing project opportunities and tenders. The interns will need to contact partners and experts by email and telephone, assisting us in various stages of the tender processes and support the recruitment for projects, among other things. Interns will also support the development of the projects and the project management team in implementing activities and approaches that work towards sustainable international development.

As an intern you will receive comprehensive induction trainings about the private sector in international development, project management, budgeting skills and the technical areas of our different departments. You will also have a chance to learn negotiation skills and develop international communication skills. Please note that the internship is not paid.


We are currently looking for at least two interns for the Fall semester 2023. 

Candidates should be in their last year of Bachelor’s Degree, or have obtained or started a Master’s Degree in a relevant field. They should also be enrolled in an internship course at university level or through Arbetsförmedlingen. 

Interest in and knowledge of development cooperation is required. Applicants must be fluent in English, while knowledge of Swedish and/or other languages is a merit. Solid competence in working with Microsoft Office and Excel is a must, and we always welcome applicants with other IT skills who can help develop our organisation! 

We offer a sound insight into the work of a consulting firm working with international development cooperation. Our working environment is dynamic and stimulating and our tasks require interaction between colleagues. 

We are looking for motivated interns who are ready to take on varying tasks! 


Please send us an email with your CV and cover letter to with the subject: Internship Fall 2023.

Interviews will be carried out on a rolling basis so don’t wait until the deadline to send your application! Application deadline is March 15th, 2023.


FCG Sweden is a leading European development consulting company specialising in public sector reform, natural resource management, civil society strengthening, market development, and monitoring and evaluation. Using our wide-ranging expertise, we are committed to working closely with clients, partners and development specialists to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to development challenges facing our world today. We are at the cutting edge of development innovation and provide evidence-based expertise to deliver maximum impact. We are working to build solutions that are: Inclusive – ensuring that the voices of the most marginalised and disadvantaged people are heard. Participatory – engaging all stakeholders in decision-making processes to maximise impact and strengthen democratisation. Sustainable – building resilience to help people steer the direction of social, economic and environmental change. For more information on FCG Sweden and our projects, please visit our website: