About the program

The internship program in Denmark is popular among students from around the world. First of all, Danish agriculture is amongst the most efficient and knowledge-based agricultural clusters in the world. It counts around 10.000 farms that produce three times the amount of food needed for the agriculture itself. It is important to mention that the Danish authorities employ one of the world's strictest agricultural control systems. All hosting farms are approved and operate according to a set of rules laid out by 3F (a trade union organization representing employees and GLS A (organization representing employees)).

*In order to hire students the company must be approved by the relevant committee of the relevant education: http://www.jordbrugetsuddannelser.dk/

Facts

Here you can see some facts about the program.

Duration / Working Hours

Duration: 6-12 months

Hours: 37 a week / 160 a month

Student Requirements

Age between 18 and 29 years

Be enrolled in agricultural education in country of origin or another country of which you are a legal resident

Language skills in English or German at intermediate level or higher

Wage / Holidays

The cash wage payment for the agreed working ours according to GLS A agreement from 1200 euro per month before tax.

There are 5 weeks per year paid holidays. Holiday allowance of 12.5 % of the taxable wage in the qualifying year. In addition, there are 5 special holidays with pay. Special holidays are earned in proportion to the duration of the employment and can be taken in the holiday year succeeding the qualifying year.

Comfortable accommodation is provided by the host for an additional fee 250-300 euro per month.

GLS A Wages
Map of Denmark

Facts about Danish agriculture

Denmark is world leading when it comes to the pig industry. The country produces approx. 28 million pigs annually.

Danish agriculture is likewise characterized by an important dairy sector. Export of dairy products comprises more than 20 percent of all Danish agricultural exports.

The third most exported product in Denmark is mink skin. It is the world’s largest producer of mink skins and produces the most expensive mink skins in the world.

The poultry and egg production are characterized by a high degree of market concentration among producers and likewise an optimized production process.

Horticultural production consists mainly of open air fruits and vegetables, adding up to 63% of total production. The greenhouses production is predominantly made up of pot plants.

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Living in Denmark

Denmark is a small beautiful country and the oldest kingdom in Europe with a rich, intriguing history and national dignity. The population of this Scandinavian country is only 5.5 million but they are the happiest people in the world. It has 400 named islands and you are always less than 50 km from the sea. The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen, where the well-known statue of The Little Mermaid, The Tivoli pleasure garden, and the rococodistrict, Frederiksstaden, with its royal palaces can be found.