Students and Internships

Orkla understands the importance that students bring to our workplace in relation to their energy, ideas and experience. There are many ways for students to become involved with Orkla before they graduate and join the working world. From collaborating on your thesis with our subject matter experts to joining us as an intern during the summer or as part of your degree – the opportunities are endless!


Internships at Orkla

Orkla Summer Academy began in 2017 as a marketing focused program as this was a key focus area for us. However after the success of the program, we expanded it into many other areas that included finance, HR, M&A, IT, HSE, and Production & Supply Chain. We are now recruiting over 20 students into our summer program in addition to various cooperations with business schools throughout the year.

We choose the name “Orkla Summer Academy” because it makes you think of summer camp mixed in with real learning in an intellectual corporate environment. We wanted the program to be fun for the interns, but also produce high quality work that we could actually use in our everyday work. Orkla as a company is also well known for its in-house learning academies such as Brand Manager Academy and Production Academy so it was also important to stay consistent with our offering. Internships are important to Orkla because we have a responsibility to the community to provide valuable work experience but also because it gives us access to new ideas, insights and concepts that we otherwise wouldn’t get. We also use internships as a way to push our own leaders to be better and create a ready talent pipeline of future Orkla employees. Interns are an essential part of our long term talent strategy and will only expand as the years come.

Find out more about our internship program and offerings.

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Thesis Cooperation

Several students are writing their dissertations in cooperation with us. We advise students to contact HR centrally with information about your topic, area of Orkla you are wanting to work with and the timeframe you are working within. If you already know the individual you want to work with, please contact them directly where possible. It is not possible for us to respond to every request and we do advise you to apply for internships at Orkla as a first point of entry as many students end up doing their theses here after their internship concludes.

If you wish to apply, please contact the relevant department or send a general request to:


Meet our Students and Interns

Read stories from our employees’ first year of work at Orkla.

Karoline Bjørnstajordet

The best thing about working in Orkla is that you get the experience of working in a large company but at the same time, your work is based locally, which offers many unique opportunities for development within the company and being part of the big decisions.

Read more about Karolines experience

Nichole Ballou

What I liked most about being an intern was the opportunity to work on such fun, challenging, and important projects. I quickly understood that the projects we worked on were important, real-life taks that needed to be done, which was highly motivating

Read more about Nicholes experience

Fredrik Angelvik

The best part of working as an intern at Orkla is that you get to work on real issues that Orkla is facing alongside talented and engaged co-workers

Read more about Fredriks experience