Nordics Sustainability Consulting Internship (Spring 2020)

About Metabolic

Metabolic’s overarching mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. We advise governments, businesses, and NGOs on how to adapt to a fast-changing global context, while creating disruptive solutions that can dramatically shift how the economy functions.

As a company committed to building a sustainable economy, we want to accelerate systems change and maximize our impact.

About the Internship

As a consulting intern, you will be working in Metabolic’s newly established office in Copenhagen with a close connection to the main office in Amsterdam. You will, therefore, be part of the dynamic and demanding process of starting up a new consulting branch in the Nordics.

During your internship, you will work with our consulting team on 2-3 projects for a minimum of 5 months. You will conduct research, collect data, help map and analyze problems, craft interventions to key challenges and much more.

With the position, you will join a fast-growing organization and a tight-knit community of passionate and intelligent colleagues that all share an ambition for catalyzing a sustainable future.

In your role, you will be focusing primarily on the following activities:

  • Conducting in-depth research and analysis
  • Collecting important data
  • Writing out summaries of conclusions or briefings
  • Preparing for client meetings
  • Supporting business development


As an applicant for the position, we expect you to live up to most of these criteria:

  • Fluent in Danish and English
  • Great research and writing skills 
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach
  • A foundation of knowledge and interest in sustainability, systems thinking, and circular economy
  • Strong scientific background in environmental sciences, earth sciences, sustainability or similar
  • Ability to work and analyze in a structured and methodologically sound way 
  • Experienced user of Excel

In addition, the following traits are a plus:  

  • Proven ability to work independently on larger projects 
  • Relevant experience from work or other internships
  • Genuine urge to make a profound positive impact
  • Experience with tools for analyzing tabular and/spatial data, e.g. Tableau, Q-GIS, Power BI, ArcGIS, etc. 
  • Proficiency with programming languages e.g. Python, R, SQL or others

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for an internship with Metabolic the following criteria must be met (non-negotiable):

  • Have, or be able to apply, for a residence permit in Denmark (valid for working purposes and for the entire duration of the internship).
  • Have, or be able to request, a citizen service number.

How to apply:

To apply for the position, please send your CV and letter of motivation to

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Thomas Thorin.

The deadline to apply is December 16th, 2019 at 23:59 CET.