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Published 04-07-2019

New rules for interns in the green sector from 5 July 2019

The new Minister of Immigration and Integration has amended the "Executive order on residence and work permits for interns and volunteers". The amendments will be effective as of 5 July 2019 and apply exclusively to interns in the green sector.

Below you will find a description of the changes:

Age of the intern

Present rules: The intern must be at least 18 years old but must not have turned 35 at the time of application.

New rules on 5 July 2019: The intern must be at least 18 years old but must not have turned 30 at the time of application.

 

Language qualifications

Present rules: No requirement regarding language qualifications.

New rules on 5 July 2019: The intern has to submit documentation for having passed a recognized language test in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English or German.

 

Education requirement

Present rules: The internship must supplement an educational programme, in which the intern is currently enrolled or has completed.

New rules on 5 July 2019: the internship must supplement an educational programme, in which the intern is currently enrolled.

 

Duration of the internship

Present rules: A permit for internship in Denmark can be issued for up to 18 months.

New rules on 5 July 2019: A permit for internship in Denmark can be issued for up to 12 months.

 

It continues to be a condition that the place of internship is approved to host interns, and the offered internship must be professionally related to the education programme of the intern.

It also continues to be a condition that the salary and terms of employment correspond to current Danish collective bargaining agreements for interns.

Applications submitted before 5 July 2019 will be processed according to the previous rules.

Pages on newtodenmark.dk containing information on residence in Denmark as an intern will be up-dated with the new rules on 5 July 2019.

The amended executive order regarding residence and work permits for interns and volunteers can be found here (in danish only) (new window)

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