Agriculture Internship 2019

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Agriculture Internships for English-speakers in Denmark.

Please note: You are not eligible for an internship position if you already graduated. Danish authorities do not allow graduated of agriculture college / university to apply for agriculture internships.

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agri LIDA offers highly motivated English speaking students an year-round authentic work – life agriculture internships to improve your skills!

If farming is in your blood and if you’re studying at an agricultural college or university, then you can gain some international farming experience at farms in Denmark. Our Agriculture Internships in Denmark are perfect for those candidates who have experience in the agriculture industry and wish to come to Denmark for work in the hugely important agriculture sector in Denmark.

And the better news is that these internships pays really well.

Your salary.

  • 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

Agriculture Internship: Quick Facts

  • Participants gets employment contract before internship start.
  • Participants are provided with monthly salary.
  • Participants are offered accommodation for a reasonable pay, deducted monthly payment.
  • Participants receive ongoing support from agri LIDA staff.
  • Opportunity for international certification and recommendation.
  • The length of an internship 12 months.

Learning by Doing.

You need a good working ability to speak English before you arrive at your internship in Denmark.

Work tractorParticipating in this internship program requires a lot of hard work and dedication. It also requires interns to be very flexible, quick thinkers, enthusiastic, open minded and self motivated, because in the agriculture field, things can change very quickly and you need to be ready for any situation that comes up.

 

Internships in primary agriculture.

internInternships take place on farms in Denmark, where you will get to work on challenging real-life sustainable farms, with competent and passionate colleagues supporting you. The internship program is an opportunity to be directly involved in the daily activities on the farm. With a full-time staff of only few individuals, you are a important part of the success of the farm. Either way, you’ll end up with more knowledge and a better sense of what you want to do within this vast industry. The position does include housing and applicants must make a one-year commitment.

“Some of us grew up playing with tractors, the lucky ones still do”

praktik minkYou will gain a tremendous amount of information and knowledge about how farms runs and how the business is operated overall. It will be up to you to want to learn as much as you can, because the internship is what you make of it. The more you put into your internship, the more you will get out of it and it will prepare you for your future.

 

When working with animals…oooh the smell!!

internpigfarmSoil, animal feed, plants, etc all smell different than your home… One smell that is extremely different than your home is animal poop.

It is simple biology. What goes in, must come out. Cows eat about 100 pounds of food a day. That means that they will produce about 100 pounds of poop, or as we call it, manure. Let us just say YOU don’t smell like roses all the time neither when it comes to this subject matter.

When you are at work, your clothes and hair gets dirty and smelly and you are surrounded by animals that smell… so it’s not like sitting in an office, but after work you take a bath and you’re like any other people and it’s not as disgusting as many people think. It’s a good job for people who like animals.

Good work & good growth.

Doing an internship in Denmark is an excellent way of activating your skills and at the same time improving your career prospects through meaningful practical work experience, that can prove valuable upon graduation.
The working conditions in Denmark are generally very good, with companies happy to invest in modern facilities and equipment of the highest quality.

PERSONAL GROWTH

  • Living abroad will change the way you see this world and will give you a new perspective on your life values.

Freedom & accountability.

  • We promise you lots of responsibility and the opportunity to make your effort count from day one. We are passionate about accelerating your career on the job and through competence development.

It’s tough to be an intern.

There are many difficulties in being an intern (and great things too!), but these are just a few…

  • You’ve landed the perfect internship but you are now experiencing certain challenges that you don’t know how to handle and you’re not sure what to do. Most students enter their internships with high expectations and become frustrated when the internship does live up to what they anticipated it would be like due to various challenges that they encounter.
  • The key is to not become so disgruntled with the situation that you fail to look for solutions to the problem. First, assess the problem and do what you can to find a successful solution so you can turn that internship into the positive experience that you were originally expecting. By being the perfect intern, you can turn things around and still make it the perfect internship. 
  • Learning how to act like an adult…interns are coming from a college environment where they are surrounded by people in their late teens and early twenties – in other words, not exactly the kind of crowd that will teach you how to function in the real world. Managing your finances, making calls to coworkers and other departments to get a job done, staying afloat amid work politics… there are a lot of things to learn, and not much time to do it.
  • Feeling incompetent….there’s going to be a huge learning curve. Despite any classes you may have had in the subject area, there’s a gap between what you learn in class and what you actually do in the company. 
  • Say “no” to Facebook….can you do something for me? Don’t check Facebook at work. Really, not even once. I don’t just mean Facebook, I mean all social media. As an intern, you probably won’t be bringing your work life home with you, so don’t bring your personal life to work. It’s not easy to do, but it’s worth trying. Most time spent on social media is wasted time anyways, so waste your own time, not your employer’s. Need a break from work? Fine. Go find someone else who isn’t busy and socialize. Work hard: spend your non-work time at work socializing rather than on social media

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!

Internships are a good way to quickly advance from novice to advanced beginner and then with further experience, to finally become expert.