The Happiness Museum is offering a new internship program for the autumn semester 2022 (3 months from 5th October).

Opened in July 2020, The Happiness Museum is the first of its kind in the entire world. Guests are given the opportunity to dive deep into the big questions in life, such as “Does more money make you happier?”, and “Why are the Nordic countries the happiest in the world?”.

Every day at The Happiness Museum is different. Some days we are joined by journalists and TV crews for interviews, other days we host group visits from companies who are looking to make their workplace happier. Generally, we are here to make sure whoever visits us leaves a little wiser, a little happier and a little more motivated to make the world a better place.

This internship program offers two positions, in which the interns will collaborate to design a development plan for the future of the museum. In addition to spending time immersed in the content at the museum, the interns will visit a different museum each month (costs covered) to gain new knowledge, ideas and perspectives. The internship will result in a completed project plan.

A typical day at the museum will involve:

  • Welcoming all guests with a smile and organising their ticket

  • Introducing guests to the museum and the Happiness Research Institute

  • Explaining the concept of the museum, the topics they will explore and the research behind them

  • Taking guests on small tours through the museum if requested

  • Checking in with guests throughout their visit

  • Generally engaging in conversations about the topic of happiness research

  • Ensuring all guests have a happy experience

Having been open for 2 years in July, this autumn we are focussing on a new phase of developing the museum. Therefore, we are aiming to work with someone who would enjoy working independently and also together with the experts at the Happiness Research Institute to brainstorm and implement on:

  • Business development

  • Social media and content creation

  • Marketing

As our new intern, we would like for you to gain insight into the workings of the machine behind The Happiness Museum, the Happiness Research Institute. Led by Meik Wiking, the Happiness Research Institute is an independent think-tank exploring why some societies are happier than others.

We are a highly diverse and international team - your new colleagues are Danish, German, Spanish, British, and Canadian.

As a company we speak to each other in English, so we are looking for candidates who are fluent.

The internship is unpaid, therefore we are looking for candidates who are currently enrolled in an education programme and will gain ECTS points for doing an internship.

We look forward to hearing why you think we are a good fit for each other. Please send your CV and Letter of Motivation by hitting Apply below.

For more information or questions please contact us at

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free lunch
Free lunch

Enjoy a free catered lunch with your colleagues, every day.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Central office
Central office

Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.

Work life balance
Work life balance

Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.

Working at
The Happiness Research Institute

The Happiness Research Institute is a an independent think tank exploring why some societies are happier than others. The mission is to inform decision-makers of the causes and effects of human happiness, make subjective well-being part of the public policy debate, and improve overall quality of life for citizens across the world.

Read more about The Happiness Research Institute

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