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Copenhagen, Denmark

Summer Global Internship

Full-Time Internship



8 weeks



6 semester hours

9 quarter hours


Application Deadline

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Expand your business portfolio and broaden your life experience by spending your summer interning in Copenhagen, Denmark's dynamic and beautiful capital. During your internship, you'll learn about the work culture in Denmark and build your network abroad in business, science, or technology. You'll be encouraged to explore smaller companies and organizations, including the innovative work of our many Danish startups!

When you decide to intern abroad with CIEE, our staff will work directly with you to match you with an internship opportunity that suits your unique needs and professional goals. While internships are competitive, CIEE will help you navigate the internship interview process to set you up for success. Our staff will offer you constructive resume revisions and provide you with the tools to succeed in your interview to ensure you are confirmed for the right opportunity. Learn more about our personalized placement process.

Unique Experiences

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 little mermaid statue
  • copenhagen fall bike tour

Your Destination

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.

The Culture

copenhagen group touring Helsingor

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. 
Copenhagen factory tour group

Professional Development

  • 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

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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.



Additional Requirements

Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.


Students participate in an academic course taught in an online learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic course and internship are mandatory for all participants.

Program Credit

Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits

Course Credit

Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 15 integrated academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations. The academic course is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.

Class Format

Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic course taught in an online learning environment. Class and/or work hours may be scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city when classes are in session.


Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic course, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

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Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.


Course Information

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.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

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.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Summer 2024 8 weeks Start Date End Date 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.

Program Fees

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 = $197

Total Fees = $7,450

Estimated Costs

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 = $170

Total Costs = $3,045

Financial Aid

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.

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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

What's Included



Pre-departure Advising

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

On-site Staff

Full-time program leadership and support in your city

Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support


Our Staff

Brittany Perry

Academic 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.

Rebecca Siert

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.

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