Offer for international internship
06. January 2012

Estonian Woodhouse Association in cooperation with Enterprise Estonia offers the possibility of international marketing internship in Holland in period of 5.04-7.10.2012 in the frames of an international horticultural expo, Floriade 2012 ( 

Floriade is a world horticultural expo, organized since the 1960 once every 10 years by the Kingdom of Holland. There are more than 100 participants and more than 2 million guests (40% from Holland, 40% from Germany, 20% from all over the world) expected to take part in Floriade 2012 during the six months. Estonia is participating with a national stand in the environment theme park, where Estonian wood and wooden houses sector is promoted.

Place of internship and the job description

The internship will be carried out in Venlo, Holland, where Floriade 2012 will be taking place.

The period of internship is in the minimum of 3 months (it is possible also to carry out the internship during a longer period of time). The internship will be carried out during the period of 5th of April until 7th of October 2012.

In total 4 interns will be chosen among the candidates (2 interns at a time will be working on the stand according to a schedule).

The tasks of the intern are:

-          introducing the companies and their products participating in the Floriade project to the visitors of Estonian stand (incl. answering the general questions and guiding the visitors to the „right information“)

-          distributing and compiling of the marketing brochures;

-          maintaining the order on the stand.

Requirements to the candidate

-          Attaining of higher education (bachelor’s or master’s degree) in economics, marketing, construction, architecture or fields related to wooden technologies.

-          Good communication skills, responsibility, active and positive attitude and skills in independent work,

-          Good skills of German and/or English is required, skills in Dutch benefits the candidate.

Conditions and opportunities offered to interns

Interns have the possibility to get to know the backstage of Estonian Wood Sector and participate in introducing Estonian wooden houses to a new market. Successful internship creates good possibilities for the intern to find further job opportunities in the wooden and wooden houses sector.

A training seminar for interns will be organized in March 2012, where an overview of the participating companies and their products along with the instructions for marketing activities will be given. Also 1-2 company visits will be organized.

Erasmus program offers the possibility to apply for a scholarship for carrying out the international internship in Holland, where travel and accommodation costs (partial) will be covered for the internship period (for additional information about the conditions of the Erasmus program, please contact Your university’s Erasmus coordinator). Additional costs for accommodation will covered by Enterprise Estonia and Estonian Woodhouse Association (up to 50 euros per day). No salary is paid for the internship.

In order to apply for the internship, please send Your CV and application (giving also the desired period and dates of the internship), by 30th of January via e-mail to or via post to the address: Eesti Puitmajaliit, Riia 185, 51014 Tartu, Estonia.

Additional information:                                                                            

Elari Kivisoo

Estonian Woodhouses Association
Member of the Board
Mob. +372  5343 4014
Skype. elarikivisoo