Summer Global Internship
Learn From Scandanvian Innovation and Design
Copenhagen integrates old and new architecture and design to create a modern European capital that still feels cozy and “hyggelig.”
Work in One of Europe’s Most Bike-Friendly Cities
enjoy the freedom and flexibility of eco-friendly commuting.
Major Industries Headquartered in Copenhagen
include Maersk, the world’s leader in shipping and logistics.
Year Our Flag Was First Aknowledged, Oldest State Flag in the World Still in Use
Number of Islands in Denmark
World Ranked Happiest Country
Copenhagen has undergone a transformation in the past decade and has emerged as a “must-stop” destination in Europe. Fine dining, natural wines, and its reputation as an environmentally friendly city has earned top billing from foodies, students, and those seeking refuge in one of the “happiest countries in the world.” Despite playing host to over 600,000 residents, Copenhagen retains an old-world, small village feel – with more bicycles than cars traveling its streets. Students discover an endless array of cultural activities, history, architecture, and more, in one of Europe’s safest capitals.
CIEE Copenhagen is located in the city center – we like to say a 5-minute walk to everything and has a beautiful and very comfortable student Lounge where students love to work, hang out, people watch - and take a nap!
CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Copenhagen.
Excursions & Activities
- Take a daytrip to explore Hamlet’s Castle in Helsingør - just one of many castles harboring the stories of Scandinavia’s past.
- Take an overnight trip to the CO2 neutral Island of Samsø and explore the beautiful island and learn about how they have worked to make the island CO2 neutral. Visit the world-renowned Energy academy, the winner of the UN Global Climate Action Award in 2021.
- Explore the National Museum and see how Copenhagen transformed from a fishing village in the 10th century to a world leader in sustainability and innovation.
- Experience Danish hygge – a lifestyle trend described as a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.
- Take a short train trip across the bridge to Sweden and explore the young city of Malmø (half the population is under 35) with lots of cobblestone streets full of cafes and shops. Get on the train again and Visit Lund – home of a 12th – century Romanesque cathedral and one of the oldest and largest universities in Scandinavia.
- Take advantage of resume guidance and learn interviewing skills based on the local business culture
- Explore the professional working world of Copenhagen through site visits, networking events, and guest lectures
- Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship
Housing & Meals
CIEE Copenhagen offers two different housing options to ensure you're comfortable in your home away from home. Housing options are located in neighborhoods with convenient access to efficient and clean public transportation, shops, cafés, grocery stores, and anything you’d need to live like a true Copenhagener.
Standard Housing: Includes a single room in a residence hall or a single or double room in a shared apartment.
- Residence Halls: Residence halls are located under 45 minutes (by public transportation or bike) from CIEE Copenhagen. Rooms are equipped with small kitchens and an en-suite bathroom. Residence halls feature shared common spaces with a larger, communal kitchen, multiple study and hangout areas, and gym facilities.
- Shared Apartments: Shared apartments feature single and double rooms and are located approximately under 45 minutes away from CIEE Copenhagen. Shared apartments each have a living room and a full kitchen.
Select Housing: Includes a double room at a private residence hall located within 20 minutes (on foot) from CIEE Copenhagen. Each dorm room is equipped with a kitchenette and an en-suite bathroom, along with shared common spaces including a communal kitchen, multiple study and hangout areas, and gym facilities. Select housing requires an additional fee.
A note: Select Housing is on a first-come, first-served basis. If we cannot accommodate your first housing choice, we’ll let you know before you arrive.
Residence Halls and Shared Apartments: Meals are not included. Students prepare their own meals in their own kitchenette or in the facility's shared kitchen. CIEE provides basic cooking utensils and cleaning supplies. There is also a wide range of restaurants and cafés located nearby.
Students commute to their internships and most program activities via bike or public transportation. Introduction to the modern and efficient bus, subway, and ferry system, as well as tips on where to rent and how to safely operate a bicycle in Copenhagen are provided during orientation. Students are responsible for their transportation costs.
A note: Commute time from housing location to internship will vary depending on the location of the internship provider.
As a global intern in Copenhagen, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Extra-curricular cultural activities in and around Copenhagen complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.
This eight-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated online academic course.
Gain real-world work experience, grow your professional network, and bolster your resume while interning at innovative startups, global organizations, multinationals, NGOs, and more in Copenhagen. Search for a more detailed list of internship opportunities.
Accelerators and tech startups, research, business development, and community management.
Sustainability and Urban Planning
Environmental advocacy, green tech, content creation, event management, urban farming, and sustainable business development.
Business and marketing research, anthropology, and medical science.
Marketing, Communications, and Advertising
Social media, events, advertising, journalism, public relations, and video production.
Note: Please keep in mind that securing a spot in any of these opportunities is not automatically guaranteed and depends on availability and the internship host organization's decision. This internship listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The internships, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development.
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.
Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
- MSI Grant
- CIEE Stem Scholarship
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.
Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
Fees & Housing
|Program Summer 2024 8 weeks
|Application Due Deadline Passed
|Fees & Housing $7,450
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.
CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300
Educational Costs = $4,453
Housing = $2,500
Insurance = $197Total Fees = $7,450
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
Meals not included in program fee = $710†
International Airfare = $1,300††
Local Transportation = $170†††
Books & Supplies = $25
Visa Fees = $670
Personal expenses = $170Total Costs = $3,045
CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee:
Select Housing Fee = $400^
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.
†For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.
††Calculated based on a return ticket to and from JFK in New York
†††Calculated based on what a commuter card between our study center and our furthest away housing costs for two months in total
^first-come, first serve, based on availability
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
CIEE iNext travel protection
24/7 emergency on-site support
Interim Center Director
Brittany Perry has been the academic director for CIEE in Copenhagen since December 2021, and brings extensive teaching experience with her from several US institutions of Higher Education.
Student Life and Program Manager
Rebecca Siert has been with CIEE in Copenhagen since May 2019, and has studied abroad in the US and worked as an event planner and on projects for different organizations before joining CIEE Copenhagen.