Get a student as an intern from our bachelor’s top-up in IT Architecture
Get extra manpower for your IT development
An intern is a wonderful opportunity to resolve concrete tasks and at the same time get an almost completely educated IT Architecture bachelor who is able to look at the company’s areas of work with a different set of eyes.
Internships take place in the fifth semester, after 2 years of study.
With an internship you get:
- extra manpower to solve tasks within planning, implementation and quality assurance of IT systems
- the opportunity to try out a prospective employee in practice
- the opportunity to provide a student with valuable practical experience.
Most students write their bachelor project for the company during their internship. The exam project is a good opportunity for the company to clarify a particular area e.g., implement a specific analysis or get extra resources for a current development task.
What type of work can you expect an intern to carry out?
Here are a number of examples of what an intern can do for you:
- translate business requirements and customer needs into technical specifications
- design, build, and implement durable solutions and integrations across platforms
- participate in the development of an IT system during all stages from concept to design, construction and testing
- assist with quality assurance solutions
- conduct and facilitate analyses of the interaction between users and IT systems in order to propose measures that can strengthen the company’s digitisation
- manage, plan and coordinate small IT projects in an agile set-up
In addition to this, the intern can help with other miscellaneous tasks and can be included in the department’s regular daily 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?
Internships are in the fifth semester, after 2 years of study.
The intern can start with you in either January or August and is in the company for 20 weeks.
The semester after the internship is a specialisation semester. So there is an opportunity for the student to continue in the company in a student job. In addition, you can agree that the student’s final bachelor project will be prepared in collaboration with the company.
Get an intern for free
As the internship is a part of the Web Development 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
On the 3½ year top-up bachelor in IT Architecture, the students will become skilful in developing digital solutions that are based on both the company’s strategy and culture as well as the rapid technological and digital development in the rest of the world.
The programme focuses on technology, business and leadership, and students will learn to lead the change processes. The students gain technical competencies in, for example, data modelling and programming and will learn to plan, develop and implement IT solutions. They’ll learn to identify needs, involve users and write performance specifications and at the same time they’ll gain knowledge about organisational and business development.
Read more about the programme (only 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.
If you have any questions, you are always welcome to contact us.