The internship programme allows the school’s students to bring practical experience into their studies while getting a taste of what working as an architect is like.
The purpose of the internship is to introduce students to architectural practice over an extended period of time in a professionally relevant company. The aim is for interns to gain knowledge and experience and acquire competencies that are best learned in a professional context. Having a committed intern also allows the training place to bring in new inspiration to the company.
We want interns to experience that, as an architect, you can work in many different places – both within the profession and geographically. Internships can, therefore, take place in practices, municipalities, housing associations, with a developer, or elsewhere. The only requirement is that an architect who can supervise the student is affiliated with the training place.
Requirements for the internship
Internships have a duration of five months and take place during the students’ sixth semester. The training place and the planned content and period of the internship must be approved by the unit of study to which the student is assigned.
Halfway through the internship period, a meeting involving the person responsible for the internship at the training place, the intern, and a supervisor from the student’s unit of study is held. At this meeting, the internship period is evaluated in relation to the described content. It is a condition for the subsequent approval of the internship period that a mid-way meeting has been held.
The following internship agreements must be entered into by Aarhus School of Architecture and the training place in connection with the student’s internship in Denmark or abroad.
- 1 September 2019 – 29 January 2020
- 1 February 2020 – 30 June 2020
- 1 September 2020 – 29 January 2021