Frequently asked questions (FAQ) - Studysea
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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Are you considering hosting an intern? Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

How long can the intern stay?

Most students will be able to undertake an internship for between 3 and 8
months duration, but the length of the internship will depend on the program the student is enrolled in.

 

How many hours a week can the intern work?

Keep in mind that the interns come, not only for the professional experience, but also for the cultural and personal experience. Therefore, we recommend you to limit the working hours to no more than 40 hours a week. The intern’s home institution may have further restrictions on this, but it will depend on the program and institution.

 

Can I recruit the intern after the internship?

Yes, but let us know if you intend to recruit the intern for a permanent position. In that case, we will find interns that are in the last semester of their degrees to avoid a gap in employment.

 

Does my company have to provide insurance?

The intern will have a health and travel insurance plan from the home country, but your company’s liability insurance should also cover the intern while at work. The intern, nor the home institution or Studysea can be held liable for damages. Organization or interns that do not have a liability insurance, may purchase this through Studysea.

 

Do I have to sign a contract?

Yes. The intern’s home institution may require that a learning agreement/internship agreement is signed, to insure that the internship fulfils the required learning objectives. In addition, Studysea may require a seperate internship agreement to be confirmed. This depends on the package that the intern has applied through and which country your company is based in.

 

Does the intern need a supervisor?

Although our interns are mature and independent, a supervisor must be available to guide the intern.

 

Does my company have to be licensed?

Yes, we require that your company is registered to do business in the country where the primary internship site is.

 

Do I have to provide transportation?

It is nice if you do, but it is not required, unless you are a company in Ho Chi Minh City that is covered under our HCMC Package.

 

Do I have to train the intern?

In most cases yes, but this will depend heavily on the type of internship and the intern’s background. Do not recruit an intern with the objective of replacing a regular employee.

 

How fast can I get an intern?

The recruitment cycle is typically around six months. Most students, when approached, are enrolled and need to complete their current semester before they can go abroad.

 

Is it possible to recruit interns from countries outside Scandinavia?

Yes, upon request.

 

Do I need to provide meals?

No, unless you are a host organization covered under our HCMC Package or Hospitality Package, then you will be required to provide meals during working hours.

 

Do I need to provide accommodation?

No, unless you are a host organization covered under ou Hospitality Package.

 

Can I pay the intern?

Danish interns will lose their right to government funding if they receive salary. However, additional expenses that relate to their internship abroad, can be covered by the host organization, such as flight, housing, insurance etc. International students that are not eligible for the Danish government funding, will be dependent on a salary. In general, host organizations with attractive benefits are more likely to receive applications.

 

How much financial aid do the interns receive from their governments?

Danish students receive a monthly living allowance (SU) of approx. 800 Euros per month (before taxes).