An internship in Norway - your first step towards a cool career
Taking an internship is a smart way to start a long and promising career. It is a clever way of gaining relevant practical knowledge to the function of a business, and internships are also frequently identified as the best way to land a full-time job. Internships are a convenient way to test off different career paths, enabling a student to see which industry could be attractive to explore after graduation.
More than providing valuable and relevant experience, an internship extends your professional network, which may be one of the most valuable currencies in a modern working environment. The specific characteristics of internships, such as their duration, type, and whether or not there are paid, tend to vary. This is usually based on industry and/or company size.
Living and working in Norway
Opportunities for internships in Norway are many. The oil from the North Sea, and gas and petroleum fields are major cornerstones in the country’s economy. Other major industries are fishery, pulp, and paper, forestry, mining, manufacturing, and shipping. Among areas with recent growth, we can find IT and communications. The capital, Oslo is a major centre for maritime technology. The second biggest city, Bergen is an international centre for aquaculture, shipping, offshore petroleum industry, and subsea technology.
Norway is also represented in the Graduateland Network through our university partner, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
Tip: Be aware that the requirements for job applications in Norway may be different from what you are used to. Check the points where you can adapt your CV, cover letter, and communication with employers to local standards.