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Information for interns

Interns are aware that:

  • The internship lasts for a minimum of 20 working weeks on full time (37 hours per week).
  • Interns commit themselves to follow the rules applicable to the company’s staff at the time.
  • The ownership of any results protected by copyright or potentially patentable that interns wholly or in part contribute to as part of their task while the internship agreement is in force and as part of the interns’ work belong to the company.
  • Interns have a duty of confidentiality in regard to everything they experience relating to commercial aspects and confidential information about the company, its clients and other external partners that the company has links to. The confidentiality clause also relates to utterances, uploads etc. on the internet, social media and so on. 
  • During their internship, interns must write a form of diary, which is concluded in a report. The company has the right to receive a copy of the report. The report must not contain information covered by the confidentiality clause.

In the event of illness

  • Interns must report absence due to illness to the company without undue delay. Their notification should be carried out in accordance with the staff directives applicable to the company. At the request of the company, documentation for the illness should be provided in the form of a doctor’s note on the fourth day of illness. In the event of longer periods of illness, that is to say those over 14 days, interns should immediately inform the internship administration at the Engineering Faculty and the appropriate internship supervisor. It is possible subsequently, after consultation with the company, that a clause can be added to the contract relating to an extension of the contract corresponding to the period of illness.

Termination of the agreement:

  • After prior consultation with the Engineering Faculty at the University of Southern Denmark, the company can conclude the internship in the following cases:
    • Due to illness of longer duration
    • Due to absence without leave
    • Due to other serious infringements of the terms of the internship contract – including, for example, failure to abide by the confidentiality clause or by the company’s rules.

No matter what the cause, with the termination of the agreement it is the responsibility of interns to return to the company any materials etc. that are in their possession and which relate to the intern’s company, regardless of whether these are in electronic or paper form. The intern cannot invoke the right of retention of material belonging to the company.


Last Updated 14.08.2023