Benefits of having an internship in Denmark

If you are studying in Denmark, it is highly recommended to get an internship in Denmark while still at school. Whether you have moved to Denmark for good, or you are in the country for an exchange program, there is a lot to gain from being an intern for a year or two. 

There are many benefits to having an internship in Denmark, and in the following post, I will give you the most common reasons to why people take on internships while studying in Denmark. Internships in Denmark for english speakers are also possible and highly encouraged.

Feel free to contact me, if you need some assistance in searching for an internship in Denmark. Being an intern will not make you rich right now, but it is a great investment in your future career. 

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It looks good on your resumé

Having an internship on your CV can be a valuable asset when seeking employment, and an internship in Denmark can be especially beneficial for a number of reasons. First and foremost, an internship in Denmark can demonstrate to potential employers that you are willing to take on new challenges and are open to working in an international setting. This can be especially attractive to employers who are looking for candidates who are adaptable and have experience working in diverse environments.

In addition to demonstrating your adaptability, an internship in Denmark can also provide you with valuable experience and skills that can set you apart from other job candidates. Denmark is known for its strong economy, innovative businesses, and highly skilled workforce, so completing an internship in the country can provide you with valuable knowledge and experience that you can apply to your future career. Overall, an internship in Denmark can be a great way to boost your CV and improve your chances of finding employment.

An internship is not payed and it is a flexible arrangement in which the companies don’t have anything at stake. Therefore, most are more likely to give you a chance to prove yourself, even if you don’t have a resume yet. 

It can work as a way in

When you prove your worth working an internship, you don’t need to be able to produce a full resume, if you later on decide to apply for a job at the same company, where you worked as an intern – they already know you. There are many benefits to be working as an intern before being hired for a payed position in the same company – you don’t have to prove your worth, and you know exactly what you are getting from the place of work. 

There are many examples of people, who have applied for an internship, knowing that they wanted a shot at a position in that exact company, and also knowing that taking on an internship first on, was there best chance at landing it. 

Having an internship in Denmark is a great way to find a full-time position in the desired company or start your job search in Denmark with previous experience with the working culture, language and the position you are applying to. If you plan to stay in Denmark long-term – looking for an internship in Denmark is a great strategy to start that journey.

Learning by doing

No matter what you study, there is a difference between theory and practice in each line of work. Having an internship while studying is a great way to get to know you subject away from the books. 

When you are working an internship, you are very likely to get ahead of your studies due to the fact that you gain a whole new perspective on the matter, having been working with the subject hands on. Having an internship gives you an advantage both in school and at work.

Connected with the previous point, by learning by doing you will gain invaluable experience on how to work in a Danish workspace and what are the expectations.

New country, new ways – get familiar

When you are new to a country – either as an exchange student or a foreign resident – it can take some time to build up a social life and to get familiar with the Danish ways outside of school. Having an internship is a great way to get to know how to navigate the Danish job system, and it is also a good way to meet some new people and to build an adult life of your own. 

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Internship in Denmark – Arrival and getting to know a new culture

All beginnings are hard, and you are better off putting yourself out there. You learn as you go. 

Network – one of the most important skills 

Networking is an important part of your career path, and you should start building you network from a young age. 

When you are working an internship, you will get to meet a lot of new people, and all of these can be important contacts later on, when you are looking for new opportunities. Always make a good impression, and always keep in touch with the people who can make things happen for you. 

If you are interested in getting an internship in Denmark, and you don’t know how to go about it, feel free to contact me. I am a professional career advisor, and I will happily help you navigate the Danish system. 

If you would like to learn more how it is to have an internship in a Danish company, check out recent article about this topic:

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Kate Dahl

Career Consultant for Internationals in Denmark. Founder of Career Denmark since 2018. Expat living in Denmark