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Internship during the Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology programme

The sixth term of your studies is designated to an internship at an engineering company where you will get practical insight into the work as an engineer.
Studentin traineeship

The internship period

During your internship you will gain hands-on engineering experiences with biotechnological methods, tools, procedures and work flows within a specific project.

The internship goal is also to:

  • reflect on and use theoretical knowledge in solving practical engineering tasks

  • acquire good work habits, develop collaborative skills and a sense of coherence via direct involvement in engineering tasks

  • get motivated to take an engineer perception and approach in courses and projects during remaining part of your studies.

Companies are responsible for the daily internship guidance and supervision, though it is supplemented and coordinated with internship mentors from University College Absalon.


Agreements regarding remuneration are made solely between you and a company. The main principle is that the company will pay you a trainee salary, however if you receive governmental support (SU) it will be stopped during the period of your internship. You are not guaranteed a salary during your internship.

IDA (The Danish Society of Engineers) and Student Council have established indicative minimum wages for engineering internships.

In 2023 the indicative trainee salary is 15,000 DKK (around 2,000 EUR before taxes).

Students testimonial

Mommina Abbas Syed

“The close collaboration with the biotech industries has been very valuable for me as a student at Absalon. It has opened many doors by expanding my network, and it has given many new learnings about organization and culture, preparing me for the opportunities ahead. This also means that I am very optimistic about my future in the biotech industries after I graduate”

Read more about Momminas internship at Novo Nordisk.

Mommina with hololens at Novo Nordisk