Intern

Strengthen the relationship with future talents - even before they finish their studies. An internship is an ideal opportunity for your company if you want to build strong relationships with students at Aarhus BSS.

With an intern from Aarhus BSS, you get the latest theoretical knowledge in economics, business analysis, business communication, marketing, law, political science, psychology, logistics, finance, strategy, management etc.

Read more about our master students at Aarhus BSS and what they can offer as interns.

Facts about internship

  • Scope: 3-5 days a week
  • Period: 2-6 months, mainly in autumn
  • The student must have the internship agreement approved by a supervisor from Aarhus BSS.
  • Internships are often useful if you consider recruiting students for thesis collaboration, student job or any full-time job after graduation.

Contact the study counselling at Aarhus BSS for more specific information about internships.

What should you do?

• The students are involved in study-related tasks/projects - i.e. the students expect you to offer similar tasks at a high level, which corresponds to what you can expect from a soon-to-be graduate.

• You provide a contact person to supervise the student during the course of the internship.

• You prepare an internship agreement together, which must be approved by the supervisor from Aarhus BSS. This ensures that the internship is relevant to the student’s education and that your expectations are in alignment.

• You involve the intern, i.e., the intern participates in meetings/events, even if they do not necessarily have connection to the intern' work. It gives the student an insight into the daily work at the workplace.

• During or after the internship, the intern must prepare an internship assignment related to your company. You can submit ideas/suggestions for the assignment.

Internship agreement

An internship agreement is signed for most of the study programs - a standard form, you fill out in collaboration with the students. The student obtains the internship agreement after which you fill it out collaboratively to agree on tasks and the scope of the internship.

The student's supervisor from Aarhus BSS must approve the contract in advance.

The internship agreement must include:

• The company's name and contact information

• Information of a contact person in the company

• Scope of internship: weekly hours and overall duration

• A description of duties the student must carry out during the internship. The tasks must be of relevance to the student's study program to be able to be included as part of the study program.

To learn more about the requirements for the internship agreement on the specific degree programs, contact the Student Counselling Office at Aarhus BSS.

Confidentiality agreement

The student can easily sign a confidentiality agreement with your company, if this is a prerequisite in order to be able to provide an in-depth insight into the company as a workplace.

Learn more about confidentiality agreements at the Student Counselling Office at Aarhus BSS

Acknowledgement

Companies that affiliate students in project-based internships can give them an acknowledgement to show their appreciation. Students can accept acknowledgements up to a maximum of 3000 Danish kroner per month besides their monthly student grant (SU).

A project-based internship forms part of your education as it is an integrated part of the courses constituting your degree programme. Therefore, students are eligible to receive SU while they take part in a project-based internship. Please note, as a student you cannot accept a salary during your project-based internship. This also applies if you give up your SU.

Students cannot expect to receive a permanent monthly acknowledgement from the company. Furthermore, you cannot make an agreement on beforehand that ensures a monthly acknowledgement
However, the student and the company can make an agreement from which it appears that the student can receive an acknowledgement for her/his efforts.

Legislation and salary

A number of countries (e.g. France and Germany) have legislation that requires companies to disburse a salary to students when they work for the company as part of a project-based internship.

Students can receive the salary constituted by law, if they participate in a project-based internship in one of the countries where salaries are required.
However, it is important to emphasize that the student cannot receive SU while they also receive a salary from the place of internship.

Students must at all times be able to document that it is a legal requirement before they are allowed to receive salary in connection with a project-based internship.