Business Academy Aarhus to choose this year’s best internship company

Students from the Academy's 27-degree programmes can now nominate their internship company as Denmark's best internship company.

You can now nominate your internship company to be in the race as Denmark’s best internship match.

Business Academy Aarhus encourages all former and current students doing their internships – Danish and international - to participate in the competition.

Internships are the DNA of business academies

The winner will progress to the national championships which this year will be held at Centralværkstedet in Aarhus on Tuesday, 19 May 2020, where Denmark's best internship company will be crowned from among the country’s 8 business academies.

‘The interaction with the business community is the focal point for the Danish Business Academies and not least for Business Academy Aarhus. This competition puts even more focus on our valuable partnership with the companies and the ‘close to practice’ educational programmes, which is the very DNA of all the business academies,’ says Christian Mathiasen, Rector at Business Academy Aarhus.

A tribute to the good cooperation

Each year, approximately 2,000 students from Business Academy Aarhus do their internships.

An internship is a compulsory part of all the 27-degree programmes at the Academy. The competition is the opportunity for students to give their internship company a pat on the shoulder for their effort.’

It is during their internship that students get to actually test their skills and translate their knowledge into value. For many of our students, the internship even opens the door to a job,’ says rector Christian Mathiasen.

About the internship competition at Business Academy Aarhus 2020:

The students nominate the company in which they have done their internship.

All students who have done their internship in either the autumn 2019 semester or the spring 2020 semester can nominate their company digitally through this form.

The internship is assessed within: 

  • personal and professional development
  • the social experience
  • transferring knowledge to something of  value

You can nominate your company until Sunday 22 March.

The winner will be announced in April

The jury consists of representatives from the business community and Business Academy Aarhus.

The winner will progress to the national finals at Centralværkstedet in Aarhus on Tuesday, 19 May, where one overall winner from the eight business academies will be crowned.

How you can participate in the competition

If you did your internship in the the 2019-2020 study year, you can digitally nominate your internship company through this form.

The top five will then be chosen by the jury so make sure you get the jury's attention with good examples and the reasons why your company is the best!

International students must nominate through the English-language form.

This is the 5th consecutive year the competition is being held 

And Business Academy Aarhus has won three times.

In 2016, a student from our International Sales and Marketing top-up bachelor, Mads Fuglsang Hedegaard and his company Salling Group won and in 2018, Financial Management and Services bachelor Daniel Vistisen and his company EY Aarhus won.

In 2019, another Financial Management and Services bachelor student, Louise Kjær Petersen, had such a good professional and social experience with RAMBØLL Management Consulting that she won the Jury's Special Award at the nationwide finals in 2019 (picture), after winning the local finale at Business Academy Aarhus.

Se video (2:16) from the nationwide finals in 2019: