Welcome to agri LIDA!

  Paid Student Agriculture Internship Program 

A place to learn a place to grow.

agri LIDA welcomes applications from English speaking students, who have not yet graduated.

For over a quarter of a century, agri LIDA has been at the forefront of agricultural practical training, offering more than 1,300 students from college and university agriculture or zootechnical specialties the opportunity to immerse themselves in paid internships across Denmark.

Right from the start of your student-friendly application process until the very end of your internship in Denmark, agri LIDA fully guarantees a high-quality service of personalised and full service support assistance, always available, wherever you are.

The majority of our host families have worked with us for many years. We foster close relationships with the goal of creating a caring, warm environment for interns and facilitating ease of communication.

What we do

agri LIDA offers a unique opportunity for English-speaking students who are yet to graduate to apply for internships in the field of agriculture. The application process is straightforward and divided into two steps to ensure ease and clarity. Initially, students undergo a Suitability Review to confirm they meet the basic requirements, followed by the actual application where detailed documentation is submitted. It’s a chance to gain practical experience and grow professionally in an international setting.

The purpose – learning by doing

The most important element of internships is the integration of classroom knowledge and theory with practical application and skills.

Many students spend hours in the classroom only to graduate with no practical experience. An international internship, however, can give students the confidence and experience needed to successfully pursue a chosen career after college.

 Getting real work experience while you study is the best way to develop your skills, gain experience and knowledge of the workplace, and identify what your career direction could be after you graduate.

Placements are limited so apply now and start planning your professional experience with agri LIDA. We will work closely with you to arrange an internship that matches your interests and goals.

What will you experience.

Internships are work experiences that provide participants with learning and practical experience related to their course of study. Internships allow participants to gain important experience that will aid in their job search and future careers

Whether you’re an EU/EEA or non-EU citizen, there are exciting opportunities available to gain valuable skills and experience. You can collect initial practical experience and work on tasks independently from the very beginning! 

Program availability

The application process is designed to be student-friendly, with a two-step procedure that ensures applicants are well-suited for the available internships. Enrollment in the agri LIDA Internship Program is open throughout the year, there is not one set start date. 

Internship duration

Up to18 months full-time paid internships

Internship program lengths can be flexible. Internships for short periods ( three – six months) are occasionally available EU Citizens. agri LIDA encourages potential interns to pursue an internship of twelve months or more in order to make the best of their internship experience and gain meaningful insights into work.

Student Eligibility

A student is eligible to participate in the Internship Program if he/she meets the following criteria requirements

It’s important to ensure that applications are submitted directly by the applicants themselves to maintain the integrity of the application process. This approach helps in verifying the authenticity of the information provided and in protecting the privacy of the applicant’s personal data. Direct submission also streamlines the process, making it more efficient by reducing the potential for errors or miscommunication that could arise from third-party involvement.

Key Highlight

  • Free application. Fee charged only once the internship is secured with the host company and you accept an internship offer and to start the visa process.
  • Screened companies. Internship placement at approved and inspected by Jordbrugets Uddannelser 
  • Enrollment in the agri LIDA Agricultural Internship Program is open throughout the year.
  • Up to18 months full-time paid internships
  • Paid monthly salary
  • Language: The internship is conducted in English / Danish.
  • Lodging. Rented room provided by host company. 
  • Contracted internships. Employment contract. 
  • Working hours 37 hours of work per week and 2 days off per week.
  • Paid overtime.
  • 5 weeks paid vacations.
  • Health insurance.
  • Airport pickup on arrival in Copenhagen Airport.
  • Certificate of completion.

Boost Your Résumé with an Internship in Denmark.

Having an internship on your CV can be a valuable asset when seeking employment, and an internship in Denmark can be especially beneficial for a number of reasons. First and foremost, an internship in Denmark can demonstrate to potential employers that you are willing to take on new challenges and are open to working in an international setting. This can be especially attractive to employers who are looking for candidates who are adaptable and have experience working in diverse environments.

Here are some reasons why you should consider taking part in an internship programme while you are at university.

  • All our placements are paid positions.
  • Gain excellent references.
  • Learn new skills.
  • Boost communication skills.
  • Boost your CV. 
  • Improve your chances of getting hired.
  • Form lifelong friendships.
  • It is fun!
  • Oh yeah, and you get to see the world! 

Danish Agriculture

While Denmark is a small country, it has a robust agriculture sector. Farming in Denmark is characterized by modern agricultural practices, high productivity, and a focus on sustainability and environmental stewardship. Danish agriculture is a large net exporter of agricultural products and the contribution of agriculture plays an important role in the country’s economy.

Danish farms are typically family-owned, with 2 to 10 employees, and quite large. The work culture is very informal, and the Danish way of working is often in a team.

  • Livestock Farming: Livestock farming is a significant component of Danish agriculture, with dairy cattle, pigs, poultry, and mink being the primary livestock species. Denmark is known for its high-quality dairy products, pork and poultry, which are exported to markets around the world.
  • Crop Production: Denmark produces a variety of crops, including cereals (wheat, barley, oats, rye), oilseeds (rapeseed), potatoes, sugar beets, vegetables and fruits. Cereal crops are cultivated across much of the country, while vegetables and fruits are grown primarily in the western regions.
  • Organic Farming: Denmark has a strong organic farming sector, with a significant portion of agricultural land dedicated to organic production. Organic agriculture is supported by government subsidies and consumer demand for organic products. Organic farms are found across various regions, producing a wide range of crops and livestock products.
  • Environmental Sustainability: Environmental protection and sustainability are key priorities in Danish agriculture. Farmers are required to comply with strict environmental regulations and standards aimed at protecting soil, water and biodiversity. Agri-environmental schemes and subsidies incentivize farmers to adopt practices that promote biodiversity, soil conservation and climate change mitigation.
  • Technology and Innovation: Danish agriculture is known for its adoption of advanced technology and innovation, including precision farming techniques, agricultural machinery and biotechnology. Research institutions and agricultural universities collaborate with farmers to develop and implement new technologies and sustainable farming practices.
  • Quality Standards and Labeling: Danish agricultural products are known for their high quality and are subject to strict quality standards and labeling requirements. Labels such as “Økologisk” (organic) and “Danish Crown” indicate products that meet specific geographical, traditional or quality criteria.

Overall, farming in Denmark is characterized by a combination of modern, intensive agriculture and traditional, sustainable farming practices, with a strong emphasis on quality, environmental stewardship and innovation. The agricultural sector remains a vital part of the Danish economy, providing employment, food security and rural development.

Living in Denmark

Internships in Denmark also allow interns to experience life in a Nordic country that is constantly thriving! Hundreds of foreign students come to Denmark to conduct their internships. Therefore, Danish farmers are used to it and are well organized, ready to teach and provide for them.

Officially approved Danish internships farms.

The farms of internships are approved to host interns by Jordbrugets UddannelserThe place of internships is qualified to receive and train an intern.

Residence and work in Denmark

The rules regarding residence and work in Denmark are administered by the Danish Immigration Service and The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) under the Ministry of Immigration and Integration.

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Good to know

  • Although we have a very high success rate organizing placements every year, please keep in mind even if you meet the qualifications, we can not guarantee you a placement, as companies will make the final decision about your application.
  • In some cases, we do not process applicant’s internship applications, because  agri LIDA has none representatives in the applicant’s home country, who can help and guide you with the application process and help ensure that you have all the in-country support required and to help you make a successful application.

It’s your future, invest in it.

After interning abroad with us, it’s not just that you’ll have something to talk about in an interview. It’s that you’ll have something to talk about for the rest of your life.

It Really Was Leaning
  I spent in Denmark for one year. I had an unforgettable a plesant and better experience in there. I am deeply grateful to everyone who i met in Denmar for their kindness. When I become old guy..I do not forget about this year 🙂 Thank you for evething, Ove and Kristina!  
Amazing host!
  I love live in Denmark, know more about the country, have relations with danish people and learn more about agriculture. My host and my parterns in the work are amazing and I would like to have contact for a long time.  
  Doung er en meget behagelig person og meget nem at omgå. Utrolig hjælpsom og vil meget gerne lære om svine produktion og er absolut en af de bedre praktikanter vi har haft igennem tiden. Doung møder altid til tiden og hjælper gerne til når vi har meget at lave. Jeg kan kun give Doung Ly min bedste anbefaling!  
Great experience!
  The internship was a great experience and it contributed to my growth as a person. Knowing new people and a new culture was the best my experience on my Internship period in Denmark.  
Importent time for me!
  It was a very importent time for me. I have got good importent information that i will use all my knowledges in the furture when i will build my own farm.  
Great learning experience!
  My internship was a great learning experience that I thoroughly enjoyed. Most importantly, the internship has given me a better outlook into what I would want to pursue in the future. My colleagues warmly welcomed me into the team and taught me about tools and methods with which I was unfamiliar. I still enjoy every minute of it!!  
Thank you so much!!
  Now I have ticket for flight home and I leave today. I want to say thank you so much for everything you help me to I can come here study and work. Wish you to be healthy, happy in your life. Wish for Agrilida success always!!!  
I had great time!
  My training in Denmark was very exciting! I met wonderful host, nice Danish people, had great time with some Interns from the other countries. I have got some better methods of farming. My boss showed me how to work on the pig farm. I will try to plant my Danish experience in our farm at home. Denmark is really comfortable country. Danish people and cooking was so nice! I like Denmark very much!! Really thank you for your great support from my heart. Love from Japan! Mai  

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