Get a student from Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management as an intern

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Accepting an intern from the Service, Hospitality and Tourism 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 your service company, and also contribute with new approaches for your company’s challenges.

By agreeing to collaborate on an internship programme you can get: 

  • extra staff to work with the operation and the development of your service business 
  • the opportunity to test a potential employee in real life
  • the opportunity to provide a student with valuable hands-on experience

The internship concludes with an internship report. Most Service, Hospitality and Tourism 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, obtain a detailed report of a specific area, have a specific analysis performed or have additional resources to complete a development task.

What type of work can you expect an intern to carry out?

On the AP in Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management, you must choose one of three specialisations in the first semester. Below you can see examples of practical tasks and main projects that the students can perform within the different specialties.

These are examples of internship tasks and final exam projects for students specialising in events:

  • An analysis of a company’s development areas within teambuilding
  • activities and events
  • Preparation of strategies for future company activities
  • New ideas for collaboration exercises and customer events
  • Risk assessment and preparation of activity action plans
  • Planning and execution of teambuilding activities and events followed by feedback and evaluation
  • Description and documentation of safety approval activities and applications to various trusts and other funding options
  • Participation in normal day-to-day work.

These are examples of internship tasks and final exam projects for students specialising in tourism:

  • Initiatives aimed at improving the guest’s experience of the service before, during and after the visit
  • Planning and execution of events and functions
  • Renewal of the company’s experience-based services
  • A strategy for creating value for customer relations, e.g. via social media
  • Competitor and market analyses
  • Budgets for projects and events
  • Customer behaviour analyses and targeted marketing activities
  • Proposals for network collaboration, both nationally and internationally
  • Participation in normal day-to-day work.

These are examples of internship tasks and final exam projects for students specialising in hotels and restaurants:

  • Development and implementation of meeting and conference concepts
  • Customer satisfaction analyses
  • Planning and execution of events and functions
  • Creation, planning and marketing via social media
  • Analysis of the company’s internal service system and communication
  • Organisational analysis of the company’s culture
  • Implementation of IT tools for analysis and marketing
  • Calculation and pricing of the company’s products
  • Development of products and campaigns that increase sales
  • Participation in normal day-to-day work.

Planning of the internship period

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. 

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 starts in July or August and lasts for 10 weeks. After the end of the 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 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 programme in Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management is a 2-year higher education Academy Profession degree programme, which among other things qualifies the student to work within the development and planning of services in both national and international service companies.

The admission requirements are an upper secondary certificate or a relevant vocational education.

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.

Heidi Printzen

Contact our Internship Coordinator

Heidi Printzen Christensen

Senior Lecturer


Phone: +45 7228 6228

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Get information about internship as pdf

Download information about getting an intern as printable pdf.

Hotels and restaurants (pdf)

Events (pdf)

Tourism (pdf)