Rules and framework – University of Copenhagen

Rules and framework

The internship period is considered equivalent to a full-time job. You can therefore make similar requirements concerning work performance, commitment and flexibility as you would for a newly employed graduate.

The length of the internship and the total costs vary for the four study programmes:

Forest and Landscape Engineering

There is a choice between two internship models:

  • Internship AB in the third year (week 36 – approx. 15)
  • Internship A in the third year (week 36 – 4), and Internship B in the fourth year (week 6 – 14 without bachelor project or week 6 – 25 incl. bachelor project)

Internships are fully financed by student grants.
See more about the internship agreement

Urban Landscape Engineering

There is a choice between two internship models:

  • Internship AB in the third year (week 36 – approx. 15)
  • Internship A in the third year (week 36 – 4), and Internship B in the fourth year (week 6 – 14 without bachelor project or week 6 – 25 incl. bachelor project)

Internships are fully financed by student grants.
See more about the internship agreement

Natural and Cultural Heritage Management

  • The internship is 20 weeks, full-time 
  • It starts in week 25 at the earliest and week 36 at the latest. It ends in week 4.

Internships are fully financed by student grants.
See more about the internship agreement

Skilled Forest and Landscape Craftsman

The internships are not financed by any students grants. Work, remuneration (possibly including accommodation and meals) shall be agreed between the employer and the intern.
See more about the internship agreement

Duration
The duration of the stay must be a minimum 4 weeks, but there is no maximum time limit as such.

Expenses for transport
If attendance at The Forest and Landscape College is required during the internship period, the student must have the opportunity to travel there during their stay. Any expenses arising from such are not the obligation of the internship host. The student can apply the Danish authorities to receive grants for transport back and forth, rent subsidies and moving expenses. The internship host incurs no costs for this.

What if it doesn’t work out? 

In general, the student must abide by the rules that apply in your organisation. If, contrary to expectations, they do not, we will first encourage you to have a conversation with them. If this does not improve the situation, you should contact the study programme’s internship coordinator.

If the intern consistently fails to live up to the terms of the internship, it may mean that we cannot approve the internship, or that the student will be expelled from the programme.