Internship Opportunities

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Available positions

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.

Student Internship opportunities are exclusively available to current College / University English speaking students in:

    • Agriculture animal husbandry & production (cow and swine production and animal breeding management) 
    • Agronomy 
    • Veterinary 
    • Equine 
    • Horticulture 
    • Forestry

Farms

 

If you are interested in any of the following areas, our internship program will be a great experience to add to your CV.

If we currently have no vacancies of your interest, please feel free to register your CV for future job opportunities.

 

 

Pig Farm Internship. 

👫  🗓️ 12 Months  

internpigfarm The internship program offers individuals (veterinarian students) a 360 degree view of what goes into  swine production systems, which includes training, hands-on work experience, and professional development activities. Students will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals and gain exposure to all areas of the overall business.  The majority of Danish pigs are housed indoors, creating a comfortable and efficient environment for the animals and the workforce. An average sow farm will consist of 1,000 sows and an average finisher producer will produce 11,000 pigs annually.

This program can include:

  • Exposure to all facets of the pork industry.
  • Sow, nursery and grow-finish production.
  • Sow breeding, farrowing and health strategies.
  • Processing new litter
  • Treating sick animals
  • Weaning
  • Feeding
  • Record keeping
  • Sanitation
  • Ventilation
  • Operating farm machinery.

Some of the skills learned on this program may include:

  • Care and feeding of gestating sows, lactating sows, feeder pigs and finishing pigs
  • Ration balancing
  • Hog transportation
  • Herd health management
  • Herd management
  • Marketing of crops and livestock
  • Operation of farm machinery and on-road vehicles*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience
  • Time management
  • Basic veterinary skills

*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience

Dairy Farm Internship.

👫 🗓️ 12 Months

Dairy Training Program participants get the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the operation including milking, feeding, cleaning, record keeping, treatment of sick animals, and waste disposal/sanitation. Dairy Training Program participants may be involved with the hosts’ breeding and nutrition program as well. Preferably a student working towards an animal science or dairy science degree. An average herd size is  close to 195 cows.

This program can include:

  • Operation-milking
  • Operating farm machinery.
  • Feeding
  • Cleaning
  • Record keeping
  • Treatment of sick animals
  • Waste disposal/sanitation

Some of the skills learned on this program may include:

  • Care and feeding of dairy cattle
  • Ration balancing
  • Herd health management
  • Herd reproductive management
  • Operation of farm machinery and on-road vehicles
  • Time management
  • Basic veterinary skills

*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience

Field Crops And Machinery Internship. 

👫 🗓️ 12 Months

Work tractorHost farms generally range between 100 and 2,500 hectares in size. Host farms give participants good insight into most aspects of their operation, which can include drive and maintain different types of agricultural machinery. As a Field Crops participant, you will need to have great experience operating tractor and as a intern, you might not drive all of the equipment. It would depend on your skill level and how careful you are with equipment.

This program can include:

  • Operating farm machinery.
  • Planting, cultivation, harvesting.
  • Maintaining equipment and vehicles.

Some of the skills learned on this program may include:

  • Crop rotation management
  • Weed identification
  • Seed
  • Fertilizer and crop protection decisions
  • Operation of farm machinery and on-road vehicles
  • Maintenance and repair of farm machinery
  • Harvesting and drying of crops
  • Time management

*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience

 Equine Internship. 

👫 🗓️ 12 Months  

The  Equine Internship program is dedicated to improving the opportunities for students wishing to pursue an interest in the field of equine management. Through the internship, students gets practical day-to-day management of horsese and responsibility at the horse farm.  In most cases, students work hands-on with horses, however some farms may also assign responsibilities associated with record keeping, veterinary care or farm maintenance.

This program can include:

  • Provide routine health care and management of horses.
  • Become familiar with oversight and management of a horse herd and farm.

Some of the skills learned on this program may include:

  • Daily care of horses
  • Feeding
  • Turnout
  • Cleaning stalls
  • Assisting veterinarian and blacksmith
  • Some foaling
  • Grooming and exercise programs
  • Time management
  • Basic veterinary skills
  • Operating farm machinery.

*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience

Fruit / Vegetable / Greenhouse / Nursery.

👫 🗓️ 12 Months

workingVegetable Production Internship generally include working with a variety of different vegetable crops. As a participant, you will gain hands-on experience working in sowing, transplanting, field preparation, and pest and weed control. You may also have the opportunity to help package, sort, and sell vegetable crops. Individuals interested in a Vegetable Production  Program may also be trained to operate tractors and other commonly-used equipment.

This program can include:

  • Operating tractors
  • Farms markets

Some of the skills learned on this program may include:

  • Planting
  • Fertilizing
  • Irrigating
  • Weed and insect control
  • Small equipment operation
  • Trimming
  • Propagation
  • Pollination
  • Harvesting
  • Processing
  • Packaging
  • Storage
  • Distribution
  • Sales (including farmer’s markets)

*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience

Mink Farm Internship 

👫 🗓️ 12 Months

1-mink2You will be involved in feeding animals, cleaning and sanitation of stalls, rooms and mink facilities. Care of sick animals, processing weaning, record keeping, reproduction practices and management, vaccinations, and medicating sick animals. You will be involved transportation, waste control and treatment and moving animals inside the facilities. Also you will learn to determine cost of production, time management, and problem solving skills.

This program can include:

  • Provide routine health care and management of minks.
  • Become familiar with oversight and management of a mink farm.

Some of the skills learned on this program may include:

  • Daily care of minks
  • Feeding
  • Turnout
  • Cleaning stalls
  • Assisting veterinarian
  • Time management
  • Basic veterinary skills
  • Operating farm machinery.

*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience

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.

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