Junior Associate

Full-time Advisory Internship – Spring 2024

Junior Associate

Are you eager to explore the world of tomorrow and help solve strategic challenges within organisations and society? Are you looking for an internship that combines the explorative world of futures studies and foresight with strategic advisory practices, while working with global companies and actors? An internship with the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS) provides you with a unique opportunity to do just that. 

The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies is looking for full-time Junior Associates (Advisory interns) from January 2024 for 5-6 months. The internship is on-site in Copenhagen. The deadline for applications is October 15th, 2023. Note: It is possible to earn ECTS-credits as part of the internship.

CIFS is an independent, non-profit futures think tank. We work toward the betterment of society by leveraging our multidisciplinary capabilities to equip and inspire individuals and organisations, decision-makers, and the public, to act on the future, today. On a strategic, long-term level, we advise our global clients and members, who include Fortune 500 companies, governments, and organisations across a broad range of sectors through scenario planning, research, and analysis. Besides our advisory services, we publish reports and magazines, host various events, organise talks, classes, and courses, and create and launch various joint-venture initiatives. 


Among your main assignments will be to:

  • Conduct research and analyses
  • Produce insights, results, and recommendations for clients
  • Develop presentation material for workshops and presentations
  • Assist in facilitation of workshops with clients
  • Support the Advisory team with a wide variety of ad-hoc tasks


As our new Junior Associate, you will mainly be working with our Advisory team as part of a diverse, multi-disciplinary, and international team, with an interesting and varied project portfolio. With our FARSIGHT Publications, you will have the opportunity to be published with articles on future-related topics of your interest. At CIFS, the more potential you show, the more responsibility you will be given. We offer you the chance to explore the world of tomorrow together with us and our clients, as well as get insight into our methodologies. CIFS offers a monthly stipend to all our interns.


We expect you to be a recently graduated bachelor or current master level student with a relevant academic background. However, if you are the right candidate, we will also consider final year bachelor students. We value diverse backgrounds and personalities, but you must possess:

  • A high level of personal drive and ambition
  • A creative, analytical, and versatile mind-set
  • The ability to manage and solve complex issues and a desire to strive to exceed client expectations
  • A positive attitude and a good sense of humour to fit into our workplace culture
  • Fluency in either Danish or English, verbally as well as in writing


To apply, please send your resume, a cover letter explaining why you are the right candidate for the position and other relevant documents to internship@cifs.dk with “Advisory Internship” in the subject line.