Academic Internships in Copenhagen

Live and Work in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Copenhagen is Denmark’s and the world’s happiest city. It is a gateway for tourism and business to much of Scandinavia. With more than 1.4 million citizens, Copenhagen flourishes and thrives off tourism, research & development, and are globally leading within medico, logistics and clean tech industries. Denmark and Danish companies are highly competitive and among one of the most innovative places in Europe.

Living in the happiest country in the world, the Danish are known for their work-life balance and prioritization of family and culture, while staying dedicated to their professions and work commitments. As one of five Nordic countries, Denmark is perfectly situated to connect continental Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic countries. The highly integrated Nordic region is the world’s 11th largest economy, with more than 25 million people and one of the world’s best educated workforces.

In Copenhagen, students have the chance to experience Danish professional culture in the booming research, development, and financial sectors, or at multinational companies, start-ups or nonprofits. Historic architecture, vibrant bars and restaurants, efficient public transportation, and friendly, English-speaking locals (9/10 Danes speak English!) offer a compelling backdrop – and rich counterbalance – to a challenging internship experience.

Learn more about Copenhagen and see past internship examples »

What People are Saying

  • “This impressive growth rate clearly shows that Denmark is one of the leading countries in the field of fundamental research, offering international companies, investors and researchers exciting business opportunities in Greater Copenhagen”

    Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity
  • "Out of all places I've been, I could potentially see myself settling down in Copenhagen."

    Atolani L., Global Intern
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Students interning in Copenhagen are placed with companies ranging from innovative start-ups to global organizations and multinationals in a variety of industry sectors:

  • Business & Marketing – brand communication, market research, accounting, digital marketing, public relations
  • Communications – advertising, design, media, multimedia
  • Entertainment/Culture – hospitality, film, music, television, tourism management
  • Infrastructure – urban planning, transportation, architecture & design, construction
  • Public Health & Education – community health, life sciences, biotech research, environmental sciences, medical engineering
  • Research & Design and Technology – software development, hardware, finance tech, mobile apps, e-commerce

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A Typical Copenhagen Internship Program

AIC tailors internship programs to the needs of each academic partner. A typical program in Copenhagen includes:

Personalized Placement including pre-placement interview, student assessment, resume review; personalized matching with appropriate internship opportunity from AIC database and ongoing employer outreach; coaching and troubleshooting during the interview process.

Academic Components designed by our university partners or through online coursework.

Housing in student residences convenient to the city center and easily accessible via public transportation. Apartments are fully furnished and include kitchen facilities, access to laundry, and internet connection. Bedrooms are typically doubles.

Student Orientation including a pre-departure orientation on campus and an on-site city orientation, featuring a tour of Copenhagen's neighborhoods, tips on “can’t miss” culture, introduction to local markets, and guidance on navigating Copenhagen transportation networks.

Ongoing Local Support from our Copenhagen Program Team, including full-time program management, coaching and troubleshooting, and 24-hour emergency support throughout the program.

Professional Development opportunities that include workshops, symposiums or materials on interviewing skills, working styles, making the most of your internship experience, and industry-specific networking in Copenhagen.

Cultural Activities including site visits or social sector briefings with community leaders from various organizations.

Students: Please note that internships are available only through our partner academic institutions. To find out if you can participate through one of their programs, contact us.