Get a student from Agro Business and Landscape Management as an intern
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Accepting an intern from the Agro Business and Landscape Management programme is an excellent opportunity for you and your company to team up with an Academy student who can carry out specific tasks relating to agriculture, environment and nature, and also contribute with new approaches for your company’s challenges.
By agreeing to collaborate on an internship you can get:
- additional resources dedicated to specific tasks within case work, dealing with authorities, consultancy, sampling, inspection and education
- the opportunity to test a potential future employee in real life
- the opportunity to provide a student with valuable hands-on experience.
Most Agro Business and Landscape Management 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, go into detail with a specific issue, carry out an analysis or add resources to a project that you are in the process of developing.
What type of work can you expect an intern to carry out?
These are examples of internship tasks and final exam projects:
- Inspection and monitoring
- Preliminary studies
- Case work
- Implementation and management of projects
- Participating in everyday routines
Planning of the internship period
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 a good subject could be 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)
When and for how long?
The internship period is divided in two parts:
- 1st period: 2 weeks in July/August
- 2nd period:8 weeks in March/April
The periods can possibly be arranged differently. After the end of the long internship period, the student and the company can agree that the final exam project will be written in cooperation with the company.
Get an intern for free
As the internship is a part of the Agro Business and Landscape Management programme, your company is not obliged to pay a salary to the intern.
The company is allowed to give the student a ‘token’ payment of up to 3000 DKK per month.
Subsidies for transport, rent and a phone, which the student can document are related to the internship, can be given without affecting the student's educational grant (SU).
Declaration of secrecy
A student who becomes aware of trade secrets during his/her internship may not share or use this information without prior approval as stipulated in the Commercial Secrets Act, §4. Business Academy Aarhus employees and external co-examiners who are involved with internships are also covered by §4 of the Commercial Secrets Act, just as they have a duty of confidentiality pursuant to Chapter 8, Section §27 of the Public Administration Act.
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.185 from 23 February 2017, and by the act on liability for damages (lov om erstatningsansvar).
It is therefore the internship company’s responsibility to insure the intern, just as all other employees are insured. Associations and sole proprietors are also covered by the duty to insure, even if you don’t have any other employees.
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.
Facts about the programme
The Agro Business and Landscape Management programme is a 2-year higher education Academy Profession degree programme which, among other things, qualifies the student to work within planning, organising and implementing tasks related to communication, consultancy, production and management within agriculture and related businesses. The admission requirements are upper secondary certificates or a relevant vocational education.
There are different fields of study that provides the students with specific knowledge about particular areas:
- Agro business economy
- Agro business management
- Arable production
- Cattle production
- Environmental management
- Equine production
- Horticultural production
- Landscape architecture
- Pig production
Please note that our international programme is not as broad as the Danish programme (which offers all the above fields of study) but a lot of our Danish students are interested in international internships.
Read more about the programme at www.eaaa.dk/jt (in Danish)
How to get an intern
You can find an intern by placing an advert in our job portal
It’s free, and your advert will be available to all students who are looking for an internship company.
In the advert, explain what tasks you want solved and what expectations you have to the student’s competencies and personal profile.
Here are some examples of companies that have had students in an internship from Agro Business and Landscape Management.
If you have any questions, you are always welcome to contact us.