Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the oldest and largest business organization in Estonia with a mission to facilitate the development of entrepreneur-friendly business environment and education policy.



Chiara Pontin

Chiara joined the Chamber after graduating from her MA in Comparative International Relations from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy. She is specialised in Russia and Eastern Europe and after several study and internship experiences in Russia, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland, she chose the Chamber to deepen her knowledge of the Baltic area and expand her expertise in Eastern Europe.

“Its location makes Estonia a geographical and cultural crossroad between Russia and the Nordic countries. With Russia, Estonia shares a common history and, in a sense, a common present, while its future is inspired by the Nordic experience: its economy has one of the highest growth rates among the EU member states; it is the most entrepreneurial country in Europe, one of the most environmental friendly, and among the most developed digital societies in the world. The Chamber of Commerce is a privileged vantage point for observing such an interesting country, this is what prompted me to apply for this traineeship.”


  • Making information queries for Estonian and foreign businesses (partner search from abroad, researching for questions regarding legislation and doing business in Estonia and abroad);
  • Assisting tasks in relation to carrying out European projects and organizing trainings.


  • New knowledge and versatile work experience
  • Possibility to take part in conferences and training on a variety of topics
  • Flexible working conditions
  • A good overview of Estonian business environment
  • Nice milieu for working
  • Friendly colleagues
  • Favorable conditions for networking


  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Good command of English (Russian is a plus)
  • Interest in acquiring new knowledge
  • Positive and active attitude


  • The trainee position in the Chamber is unpaid. As a result, we cannot offer our trainees a salary.

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Johanna-Maria VärgardenJohanna-Maria Värgården
Johanna joined the Chamber shortly after studying politics and economics at Meiji University in Tokyo. Previously, she spent 3 years in Rotterdam, studying trade management for Asia, specializing on Japanese market. As Johanna is eager to learn, she does not prefer a dull workplace. This is exactly why she has chosen the Chamber of Commerce and Industry as her first challenging stepping stone.

'' In the Chamber, I hope to map out the business areas and spheres of potential action that are interesting to me and relevant in our world today. As a trainee at the Chamber, I have the opportunity to meet with executives from various fields. I believe that the position of a trainee at the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry offers me respectable prospects for continuing successfully in the world of work, nevertheless a comprehensive overview of Estonia's economic activities. ''


Clementine VasseClémentine Vasse
My traineeship at the Chamber has been a great start to my career. It was the best opportunity to (re)discover Estonian business culture and digital society, to improve my knowledge on regional and European cooperation, to learn how to organize business events, while working in such an enjoyable old town! As a French student in law, I assisted Estonian companies in analyzing the export opportunities of their products to France. I also helped local companies finding partners in other European countries, through Enterprise Europe Network, and participated in welcoming foreign delegation coming to visit Estonia. I would definitely recommend a traineeship at the ECCI for anyone who is curious about Estonia and interested in trade cooperation in the EU!

Anneli PalusteAnneli Paluste
I went to the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for an internship in Entrepreneurship Management. In agreement with my supervisor, Piret Potisepp, I analyzed various marketing channels for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and made suggestions on how to improve information sharing and increase the attendance rate of the Chamber's events. In addition, I made my own suggestions for a survey on the Learning and Work Integration Program. All in all, the activities of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry seemed to be very well organized and the work and projects needed were necessary for all entrepreneurs. It was great to hear and experience how welcomed are trainees in this organization. I think it is very important that students are given the opportunity to see the work of different organizations and to contribute to their development.

Sigrid TiitsSigrit Tiits
Master of Science in Taltech Enterprise and Export Management
“I chose the Chamber as mu export practice because this is where most of Estonia's best entrepreneurs come together. During the internship, I learned what an ATA notebook is and how to export consulting is done and attended Export Academy Series events that were really helpful. The people in the Chamber are very nice and from day one I felt like a member of the team. I contributed with my long-term marketing knowledge and they helped me to develop in the export field. Our common interest led to my Master's thesis on high-level foreign visits, which also benefited the Chamber. I definitely recommend carrying out an internship in the Chamber. ”