Get a student of Financial Management and Services as an intern
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With an internship agreement you can get actual tasks done and at the same time meet a nearly graduated Financial Management and Services student, who has the skills to plan and carry out tasks within their speciality: financial management, property management, real estate, insurance or banking.
With an internship agreement you get:
- help solving tasks in the company
- the opportunity to try out a prospective employee in practice
- the opportunity to provide a student with valuable practical experience.
Most Financial Management and Services’ students write their Bachelor project for the company during their internship. A Bachelor project is a good opportunity for your company to clarify a particular area e.g., implement a specific analysis or get an extra resource for a current development task.
Here are some examples of internship assignments and Bachelor projects:
- Entering into accounts and registration of documents for Economic
- Debitor and creditor management
- Control of fixed assets and depreciation
- Handle smaller customer portfolios
- Heating bills
- Manage terminations
- Draw up particulars for sales
- Process cases
- Prepare funding proposals
- Sales and advisory meetings
- Handling of customer inquiries
Banking (financial transactions)
- Participate in customer advisory meetings
- The daily contact with customers
- Work with corporate accounts.
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.
To ensure the right match between students and companies, we have compiled a list of requirements to internship companies (pdf)
The internship starts in August and lasts five months.
It is from the students’ 5th semester.
As the internship is a part of the Financial Management and Services 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 Financial Management and Services Bachelor programme is a 3 ½-year higher education programme, which qualifies the student to work with specialised tasks within real estate, property management, auditing, insurance or in a bank.
The students acquire knowledge of financial, legal and social conditions in relation to work in the aforementioned industries and are able to continue their studies with a Master’s degree in Business Economics.
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.
If you are interested in having a student from the FInancial Management and Services programme 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