FAQ

Frequently asked questions

When to Apply for an Internship?

 
  • Most students will complete an internship during their junior or senior years to increase the chances of the internship leading to a job offer, but, it is becoming more and more common for students to hold internships throughout the entire duration of their college career in order to gain experience.

Do I have to be from a farm?

  • No, you don’t! We have students every year who come from suburbs, large cities or simply non-agricultural rural areas, who go on to establish their own farm, to manage an existing farm or to any number of positions in the agri-business industry.
  • That said, students are still required to have some agricultural experience to make sure this is the right program for them.

How much does this program cost?

  • Student services and student fees vary depending on whether you are a EU student out-of-EU student. 

How long will my profile remain active in the database?

  • We will retain your information in our candidate database for one year. If your personal or employment information changes, we recommend you update your personal profile. At a minimum, your profile should be updated every twelve months.

What type of training your Program has to offer?

  • horticulture
  • agriculture 
  • animals ( dairy, swine, equine, mink, horses) 

What are the weekly working hours?

  • 37 hours

My University is willing to pay for my internship assignment. What should I do?

  • Academic or government institutions may wish to enter into a formal agreement with agri LIDA by contacting Kristina Cesnaite Larsen or Ove Eenberg Larsen. Click here

When can I start my internship?

  • We accept applications year around.

Will I have to pay any taxes?

  • Yes, when you come to Denmark to work and earning money you must pay tax. Precisely how much depends on variables such as: How much tax you paid, what was your income, what is your nationality, how much time you remained in Denmark and more.

Where will I live and how much will this cost?

  • When you arrive a furnished room or an apartment wil be waiting for you. Before you agree your particular placement you will receive all needed information concerning your pay, accommodation, responsibilities etc.

How long can I participate in The agri LIDA Program?

  • Up to 18 months.

Is it easy being an intern?

  • You will be doing a lot of work. Expect it. In your first few weeks, your work’s quantity and novelty can be stressful — you will likely struggle to complete tasks that you know other people find easy. That’s fine, it happens to every intern and you’ll get past it. Please remember, no job is perfect.

Is there a trial period?

  • You are subject to a one month trial or probationary period, your employer has the right to terminate your employment with 14 days’ notice within the first month.

What happens if my contract is terminated during the trial period?

  • If the intern’s host terminates the agreement, the host must employ the intern until a new internship with a different host can commence. Alternatively, the intern host must pay for the intern’s return journey to his/her home country.

Am I guaranteed an internship placement?

  • Unfortunately, no. If you register for the program we will do our best to match you with a host company, however the ultimate decision on who is accepted into a specific internship is the host company. What the agri LIDA program does is help make you more “attractive” to a potential employer in a competitive job market. We want you to be successful and will try to help you any way we can!

Do I get  Internship certificate?

  • After the completion of an internship every intern is entitled to a internship certificate which bears agri LIDA Senior Executive Signature.

What is the working language of the internships?

  • The working language in all our programmes is English.
  • You need to provide a proff of English language skill, with minimum level A2. 
  • Language skills are an important issue to consider if one plans to work abroad in an internship. You must be able to provide proof of this in your application. 
  • As with any industry, better language skills will put you at a big advantage. Language skills can be the career gift that keeps on giving: Being able to speak, explain, and negotiate in another language makes you more employable, increases your confidence, and can lead to a higher salary.

Do I need to have lots of experience with farming in order to apply to the Farm Internship Program?

  • Not necessarily. We ask that applicants have an interest in farming, be committed to the internship mission and have a willingness to learn through experience. We do appreciate skills in these areas and experience with manual labor of some sort is advantageous.

What kind of weather should I expect?

  • Due to its location in the middle of several seas, Denmark’s weather is mild and climate temperate year-round, with western winds blowing warm air across most of the country.
  • In Denmark, the summers are comfortable and dry, the winters are long, cold, and wet and it is windy and mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 8°C to 24°C and is rarely below 5°C or above 31°C.

What should I bring?

  • It is important to bring clothing and footwear suitable for the time of the year that you will be interning. You will need clothes to keep you warm and dry in the winter and cool in the summer.

If my internship is not successful, can I complete an internship at an drifferent employer?

  • No. The visa which is issued to you, applies only to the company and internship specified on your Work & Recidense Permit. You can not undertake another internship at a different employer under any circumstances. If there is a problem at your internship you should contact agri LIDA for assistance.

CAN I TRAVEL WITH A FRIEND?

  • Yes of course! Most of our participants choose different internships, but in the same location, as most program positions usually only take one intern at a time.

DO I RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE FOR MY INTERNSHIP FARM WORK?

  • Yes. After successfully completing your farminternship, you will receive a certificate from us. You can also request a job reference from your employer.

What Is an International Cooperator?

  • Agri LIDA works with international cooperating agencies, independent agencies based in countries outside Denmark, that work with agriLIDA to assist participants. If agriLIDA works with an international cooperator in your home country, they will pre-screen you and assist you with completing and submitting your application to us. Although you are not required to apply through a cooperator, they can offer you additional assistance in your native language throughout the application process.