Get a student of Environmental Technologist as an intern
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Accepting an intern from the Environmental Technologist programme is an excellent opportunity for you and your company to team up with a student who can carry out complex tasks within the environmental area.
By agreeing to collaborate on an internship you can get:
- more resources to solve environmental issues both within the private and public sector
- the possibility to test a future employee
- the possibility to give an intern valuable experience from the practical field
Most students in internship produce their final examination project at the internship place in continuation of their internship. Student projects are a good opportunity for the internship host to, for example, look in detail at a specific environmental issue from a practical point of view, carry out an analysis or add resources to a project in the development process.
These are examples of internship tasks and final exam projects:
- Optimisation of running a waste water purification plant
- Implementation of water environmental plans in private companies
- Mapping of drinking water resources in a municipality
- Development and quality assurance of groundwater drilling
- Exercise of authority in the public environmental sector
- Optimisation af a biogas production plant
- Handling of polluted soil
- Sorting and exploitation of waste in a private company
- Green accounts
- Life cycle analysis
- Sampling and measurement of environmental specimens
If you would like to learn more about how you can make use of an internship, please download the folder or contact Rudi Brent, phone: 7228 6455, e-mail: email@example.com.
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 towards 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. 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 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 the end of January or August and lasts 2½-5 months.
As the internship is part of the Environmental Technologist programme the internship host is not obliged to pay 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 Environmental Technologist is the first 2 years of a Bachelor’s programme which, among others, qualifies the students to work with environmental tasks in both the private and public sector.
Read more about the programme (only in Danish)
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 polcicies. In cases where the student is not covered by the company's insurance, the student must ensure that they have any necessary insurance.