Student Eligibility

Internship Placement Service for Students

Agri LIDA welcomes applications from English speaking students, who have not yet graduated.

Eligibility Criteria

The Student Internship program is for international students enrolled in a degree program at a university in their home country. Student interns may participate in a student internship program for up to 18 months. English / Danish is the default language for all of our internship programs. The internship must have a professional connection to the education you have started in your home country. This means that the internship in Denmark should complement your ongoing education.

Age:

  • You are between age 18 and 28.

Student status:

Please note: The Danish authorities do not allow academic graduated of agriculture college / university to apply for agriculture internship. This means that the Internship must have a natural connection to your current study in your own country.

    • You are enrolled full-time active student in an accredited agriculture college or university, in your own country, in one of the following:
    • Agriculture animal husbandry & production (cow and swine production animal breeding management)  
    • agronomy 
    • veterinary 
    • equine 
    • horticulture 
    • forestry
    • You have completed at least one semester of your study.
    • You are in good standing at your home agriculture university or agriculture college.
    • You must maintain student eligibility for duration of internship.

Languages:

  •  You have verifiable Danish/English language skills (IELTS) at min. 5,5 / B1 IELTS.

In addition 

  • You are single and have the maturity to live in a foreign country, open minded to new cultures.
  • You must have a genuine interest in agriculture.
  • If you have farming expertise from family-related or other farming businesses, it is definitely an advantage!
  • You are enthusiasm and willingness to learn and and have outstanding work ethic.
  • You are team player. You should be able to work well in a team and adapt to an international working environment.
  • You have valid international driver’s license type B, is definitely an advantage but not a must! 
  • You are in good health and fit to work.
  • You have sufficient funds to pay the internship abroad costs.
  • You have good budgeting skills to cover day to day expenses when in Denmark.
  • You hold a clear criminal record.
  • and a sense of humor….it goes a long way!

Driving licence

Highly required but not must.

While not all agriculture internships in Denmark require driving license, a good number of them do in practial term. However, letting employers know that you have a driving licence could give you the edge over other international or non-local candidates, is definitely an advantage! 

Skills and experience

Do I need to have lots of experience with farming to be a good fit for the Farm Internship Program?

Not necessarily. BUT…we look for applicants who are quick learners, have an interest in agriculture and have a willingness to learn through experience.  A curiosity and desire to learn about these core elements of the program are essential.

We do appreciate skills in your field of study and real-life work experience of some sort. This is absolutely an advantageous!

English Language requirements

Internships abroad are demanding and you will need to demonstrate that you have a have intermediate to advanced English language skills (IELTS) before you embark on your internship. Wherever you end up working, be prepared to speak English from day one! This requirement is the same for all applicants to our intenships.

You must speak and understand English sufficiently to carry out instructions, to perform internship and training activities, to avoid injury to yourselves and others, and to prevent damage to property.

EU citizens:

If you are an EU citizen you will not need to be granted a residence permit as an intern before coming to Denmark. The work must be part of an educational programme which you have begun in your country. The internship must have a natural relation to your on-going education in your country. You can work in Denmark as an intern for a limited period of time.

Non-EU citizens:

If you are not an EU citizen you need to be granted a work and residence permit as an intern before coming to Denmark. You can be granted a residence and work permit if you wish to work in Denmark as an intern for a limited period of time. The work must be part of an educational programme which you have begun in your country. The internship must have a natural relation to your on-going education in your country.

Third country national (TCN)

Agri LIDA do not accept applying for internship in a country which is not your home country, called a Third Country Applicant. Applicant must be enrolled in an education program in their home country and must apply from their home country.

Good to know

  • INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. WE MUST HAVE ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.
  • We recruit interns on an on-going basis and applications are accepted throughout the year.
  • To be eligible, you must answer “Yes” to all questions. If you answer “No” to one or more of the above question(s), you should consider postponing your application until the above requirements are met.
  • Please keep in mind that even if you meet the qualifications described above, there is no guarantee of an internship. Every employer has their own eligibility and selection criteria. In some cases, a background check may be required as part of the recruitment process.
  • In some cases, we do not process applicant’s internship applications, because  agri LIDA has none representatives in the applicant’s home country, who can help and guide you with the application process and help ensure that you have all the in-country support required and to help you make a successful application.