Get a student from Agricultural and Environmental Management as an intern
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An internship agreement is a golden opportunity to resolve specific tasks and meet an almost graduated bachelor, who has been educated to plan and carry out tasks within the fields of the environment and agriculture.
Most students write their bachelor project for the company during their internship. A bachelor project is a good opportunity for the company to clarify a particular area e.g., implement a specific analysis or get extra resources for a current development task.
Here are some examples of internship assignments and bachelor projects:
- Development-orientated environmental problems in rivers, lakes and seas
- Management of wastewater as well as soil and groundwater contamination
- Focus on climate adaptability and sustainability
- Analysis of the environmental implications from building works and road construction projects
- Management of rainwater
- Renewable energy solutions
- Consultancy work and sales
- Research and development
In addition to this, the intern participates in the other daily tasks in the company.
The internship agreement between the student and the company will of course vary from company to company. What is important is a positive and ambitious attitude towards the cooperation from both parties.
We have compiled some good advice to help you and the student benefit as much as possible from the internship.
- Student and company adjust expectations prior to the internship period. This involves tasks to be performed, working hours and other expectations to ensure mutually satisfactory cooperation.
- You are always welcome to contact the student’s internship counsellor at the Academy for inspiration, information or advice concerning the internship.
- The student is doing an internship in order to learn. Make sure you provide a good mixture of tasks of both a challenging and also a more routine-based nature. Some are able to handle a lot of responsibility from day one, others need a more careful dosage.
- It is recommended to link the student to one or more contacts throughout their internship, individuals who can help guide, inspire and motivate the student.
- Think about and discuss what a good subject could be for the student’s final exam project. Some agree on a subject at an early stage, whereas others wait until they know each other a little better.
- Introduce the student to the entire company, look at the intern as a ‘fully accepted’ member of the team.
- Be proactive – talk to the student or the Academy if something is not quite as expected.
The student, the company and Business Academy Aarhus will sign an internship agreement prior to the internship.
To ensure the right match between students and companies, we have compiled a list of requirements to internship companies (pdf)
The internship period begins in August and lasts between three and six months.
As an internship is a part of the Agricultural and Environmental Management programme, your company is not obliged to pay a salary to the intern.
The internship company may provide students with grants for documented expenses associated with their internship. This could, for example, be for transport costs, insurance, a telephone or the rent. The grant can be a fixed monthly fee; the only requirement is that the costs must be documented.
The Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Environmental Management is a 1 ½-year top-up programme, which typically continues after an Agro Business and Landscape Management AP programme. The students specialise within one of three lines: livestock, environmental/nature or economy.
The programme qualifies students to work analytically, development-based and to use relevant tools based on a solid scientific basis within the different subject areas.
Read more about the programme on www.baaa.dk/aem
If the company wishes so, the student can sign a declaration of secrecy in relation to the internship as well as the student’s final exam project.
If the internship takes place in a company in Denmark, the student is covered by the Act on Worker's compensation (lov om arbejdsskadesikring), cf. Ministerial Order no. 937 from 26 November 2003, and by the Act on Liability for damages (lov om erstatningsansvar).
If the internship takes place in a company outside of Denmark, then it is the student’s responsibility to examine and assess whether he or she can be covered by the company’s insurance policies. In cases where the student is not covered by the company’s insurance, the student must ensure that they have any necessary insurance.
If you are interested in having a student from the Agricultural and Environmental Management programme as an intern, the first thing you need to do is to send us an internship advertisement which we will forward to the students via the Academy’s intranet.
Please specify in the advertisement the tasks you would like the intern to carry out and the expectations you might have in relation to the student’s competencies and personal profile.
Please send the internship advertisement to firstname.lastname@example.org.