New rules for interns in the green sector from 1. June

The minister of Immigration and Integration has made amendments to the executive order regarding residence and work permits for interns and volunteers. The amendments will be effective as of 1 June 2019 and they apply exclusively to the green sector.

The amendment content details:
Age of intern. New rules on 1 June 2019: The intern has to be 18 years old but not more than 35 at the time of application.
Language qualification. New rules on 1 June 2019: No condition regarding language qualification.
Educational condition. New rules on 1 June 2019: Internship must supplement the educational programme of a current or completed education.
Internship duration. New rules on 1 June 2019: Permit for internship in Denmark can be issued for of up to 18 months.

The place of internship still has to be approved to host interns, and the internship has to be in coherence with the current or completed education of the intern.

Also, it is still a condition that salary and terms of employment correspond to current Danish collective bargaining agreements for interns.

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