FAQ

When to Apply for an Internship?

Generally, you can apply as early as your freshman year of college 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.

What type of training your Program has to offer?

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

When can I start my internship?

We accept applications year around.

How much will I earn?

  • First 0 – 6 month from DKK 11.347 (1.519,44 euro) gross per month.
  • Next 6 – 12 month from DKK 13.136  (1.759,00 euro) gross per month.

Salary rates are determined by Danish collective aggreement for interns.

Pay Schedule.

Monthly. Every month on a specific date of the month (12 payrolls per year). 

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.

What about tax deduction?

Yearly, you will have a pesonal tax deduction.

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?

12 months.

It’s not easy being an intern – but hard work pays off

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.

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.

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!

Internship certificate

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

What language is required?

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.

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.

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.

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