Internship Opportunities

Paid Farm students Internships. 

Live and learn on a Danish Farm

You know it all in theory. But how does it work in practice? Find out for yourself!  Internships 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  

Students eligible for agriculture internships are highly encouraged to apply.

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Available farm Internships 

Year length internships – or, more

The internship period last from 12 to18 months. 

A paid intern works under the same conditions as other employees in Denmark. A work week is 37 hours.

Long-term internships give you a chance to learn more extensively about the job, which can also benefit you during the interview process for jobs later on, because you will have more to talk about. The type of tasks undertaken will also have the potential of being more varied, you will be able to learn more about your field of interest and get more in depth knowledge.

Pig farms. 

  • Requirements: Candidate profile.
  • You study: Agriculture animal husbandry & production, specializing swine production animal breeding management or veterinary. 
  • Salary: Gros salary

The internship program offers you a 360 degree view of what goes into  swine production systems. Typically placements are year around. You will be involved in feeding animals, cleaning and sanitation of stalls and pig facilities, care of sick animals, weaning piglets, record keeping, reproduction and management, vaccinations, and medicating sick animals. You will be involved in hog 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.

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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.
  • 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

Dairy Farm.

  • Requirements: Candidate profile.
  • You study: Agriculture animal husbandry & production, specializing in cow production animal breeding management or veterinary.
  • Salary: Gross salary

You get the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the operation. You are involved with most of the aspects of operation-milking, calf rearing, feeding, cleaning, record keeping, animal health, mating, and waste disposal/sanitation and operate equipment, feed mixer, wagons and loader. Milking set ups varies from tie stall barns to parlor facilities.You will be involved into forage and silage production, and maintenance of pasture and fences. Typically placements are year around.

 This program can include:

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

Field Crops and Machinery. 

Host farms generally range between 100 and 2,500 hectares in size. Host farm give you good insight into most aspects of their operation. Farms typically start seeding in spring – April/May and will be harvested by fall -augustr/september. It may varies according to the weather. During the training period you will be involved with seeding and harvesting the crops and you will be involved with maintenance of farm machinery, equipment and buildings. Spraying chemicals, fertilizer, pest control management, etc.; and other general farm task. Maintenance of yard, mowing grass, painting and fixing buildings, etc. Also you will learn to determine cost of production, time management and problem solving skills.

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This program can include:

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

Equine. (few placements)

Through the internship, you get practical day-to-day management of horsese and responsibility at the horse farm maintenance. Placements are located all over Denmark. You will get experience in horse husbandry: nutrition, stable cleanliness, de-worming, grooming and hoof care.

 

This program can include:

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

 Fruit / Vegetable / Greenhouse / Nursery.

You will gain hands-on experience. Farms typically start their planting in the spring – April/May and will be harvested by fall -September/October.Vegetable farmers are usually small in area (5– 40 hectars) and they produce diversified types of row crops. For example: Lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, onions, , tomatoes, sweet corn, celery, carrots, pepper, bell peppers. During the training period, you will be involved with the planting, harvesting, preparing seedlings, care of irrigation system, operate small farm machinery (50-150 hp, weed control, maintenance of farm machinery. Spraying chemicals, fertilizer, pest control management. Post harvest processing, packing, stacking and loading produce; and other general farm task (maintenance of yard, mowing grass, painting and fixing buildings, etc.). Also you will learn to determine cost of production, time management, and problem solving skills.

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This program can include:

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

Am I guaranteed an internship placement?

As part of our thorough application process, we only accept applicants we are confident that we can place. Please keep in mind that even if you meet the qualifications described above, there is no guarantee of an internship.

Our mission is to find all students a matching position but we are always depending on other parties and finally, it is the farmer’s decision whether to hire you or not.

What the agri LIDA program does is help make you more “attractive” to a potential employer in a competitive job market. 

Due to the large number of applicants and the limited number of places available per year, applicants are strongly advised to note the eligibility criteria for an Internship. If all of the requirements are not met, your application will not be processed..

Questions?

Please contact us to receive more information about how we can customize a program just for you!

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