Get a student from Chemical and Biotechnical, Food or Process Technology as an intern
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Accepting an intern from the Bachelor programme in Chemical and Biotechnical Technology, Food Technology or Process Technology is an excellent opportunity for you and your company to team up with a Bachelor student who can carry out specific tasks relating to laboratory and food industries and also contribute with new approaches for your company’s challenges.
The internship is placed in 3rd semester following 12 months of studies.
By agreeing to collaborate on an internship programme you can get:
- Additional resources dedicated to development in the company
- The opportunity to test a potential future employee in real life
- The opportunity to provide a student with valuable handson experience
Most students produce their final exam project for the company in continuation of their internship. The student’s project is a good opportunity for the company to, for example, look in detail at a specific issue, carry out a specific analysis or add resources to a project you are in the process of developing.
These are examples of internship tasks and final bachelor projects:
- Effect of temperature on texture in high pressure produced milk gel
- Determination of the composition of haze related compounds in hazy style beer-mixed beverages
- Bioacidification of cattle manure
- Detecting dioxin’s activity in vitro by using the luciferase reporter gene assay
- P-type ATPases in pathogenic bacteria
- Sensory evaluation of new liquorice ice cream development
- Performing experiments with various fungal strains for bioremediation
- Ensilage of beets & straw for biogas-system
- Differences in the taste of organic milk from pastured cows, and conventional milk from cows that stay indoors
- Performance of Hydrocolloids in Spreads
- Quantifying the effect of anticoagulant medicine on bacteria
- Participating in everyday routines
The cooperative relationship between the student and the company will of course vary from company to company. What is important is a positive and ambitious attitude to the cooperation from both parties.
We have compiled some good advice that will help you as well as the student to 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.
- Always feel free to contact the student’s internship counsellor at the Academy for inspiration, information or advice concerning the internship.
- The student is completing an internship in order to learn. Ensure that you provide a good mixture of tasks of both a challenging and 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 the internship, individuals who can help guide, inspire and motivate the student.
- Think about and discuss what could be a good subject for the student’s final exam project. Some agree on the 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.
The internship starts in August or in January and lasts for 3 months.
As the internship is a part of the Bachelor 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 of Chemical and Biotechnical Technology, Food Technology or Process Technology is a top-up degree to, for example, the 2½ year long AP degree in Chemical and Biotechnical Science programme or the 2 year long AP degree in Food Technology.
The programme qualifies the graduate to enter into a professional and interdisciplinary collaboration – independently, professionally and ethically – within the laboratory and food engineering areas – nationally and internationally.
If the company wishes it, 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. executive 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 as an intern, the first thing you need to do is to send an internship advertisement to us 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