Get a student from Chemical and Biotechnical Science as an intern

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Accepting an intern from the Chemical and Biotechnical Science programme is an excellent opportunity for you and your company to team up with a student who can carry out complex tasks within the field of chemical or biotechnical science. 

By agreeing to collaborate on an internship you can get: 

  • additional resources dedicated to practical work in the laboratory 
  • a student with updated knowledge about working methods and techniques in modern laboratories
  • the opportunity to provide a student with a valuable hands-on-experience

Most students in an internship produce their final examination project in continuation of their internship at the internship company or institution. Student projects are a good opportunity for the internship host to, for example, go into detail with a specific issue from a practical laboratory 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: 

  • Using monoclonal antibodies to demonstrate the presence of Salmonella bacteria 
  • Determination of nitrate in fresh water and sea water 
  • Optimisation and validation of the presence of fat in foods using ANKOM instruments 
  • Comparison of different steam distillation methods for the determination of the total nitrogen content in fertilisers 
  • HPLC determination of Zink-porphyrine 
  • PCR-based molecular anchor markers for comparative description of legumes 
  • Foreign fungi in drainage systems 
  • Validation of newer methods versus older methods 
  • Testing of equipment, writing manuals for starting-up and shutting-down procedures for laboratory equipment 
  • Participating in everyday routines

In the beginning of the internship period an educational plan is worked out between the intern and the internship host. This plan must be sent to Business Academy Aarhus for approval within a couple of weeks after the intern starts in the company.

The internship starts in February and lasts for one year.

If the internship is in Denmark, the intern gets a salary during the internship in accordance with the collective agreement between the trade union and the State / Confederation of Danish Industry. 

If the internship is outside of Denmark, the company is not obliged to pay a salary to the intern.

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.

The AP Degree programme in Chemical and Biotechnical Science is the first 2½ years of a Bachelor’s programme which qualifies the students to work with different methods used in modern laboratories in chemical and biological areas. 

Read more about the programme

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.

If you have any questions, you are always welcome to contact us.

Rudi Brent

Contact our Internship Coordinator

Rudi Brent

Senior Lecturer


Phone: +45 7228 6455

Ulla Andrup Jensen

Contact our Internship Coordinator

Ulla Andrup Jensen

Senior Lecturer


Phone: +45 7228 6463