Internship Program

Internship Program

Internship Opportunities at DIS Copenhagen

DIS offers internship opportunities in various departments. An internship at DIS is a great way to gain hands-on experience in the field of international education and become an integrated part of a multicultural workplace.

The information below is applicable to all internship positions, but please note that each internship position is unique. Carefully read the following and each individual job description to understand which position would be suitable for you.

DIS Objectives

DIS is a leader in the study abroad field and offers more than 20 different academic programs and over 200 elective courses per semester. The three signature features of DIS are: (1) high academic quality, (2) course-integrated study tours, (3) immersion opportunities that allow students to integrate into the Danish culture.

Internship Objectives Include

  • Gain international education work experience
  • Further develop your organization, management, and administrative skills
  • Enhance critical thinking and creative problem solving skills
  • Develop project work skills
  • Challenge your assumptions

Working at DIS

The overall goal for DIS is to create an outstanding experience for every single DIS student. This requires dedication behind the scenes, an aptitude for teamwork, and a resilient positive attitude. You must be prepared to work hard and diligently to meet the high expectations of fellow DIS staff and students. This means that, you will work long hours some times, and short hours at other times. The peak seasons fluctuate from one department to another and you will help with tasks outside your key work area.

DIS is a collaborative, dynamic, and social work environment. You are entrusted with a high level of responsibility and therefore expected to be a self-starter, have confidence, and carry out your tasks with professionalism and commitment.

Your overall role

  • Assist DIS faculty and fellow staff with daily operation tasks and program development
  • Enrich the DIS work environment with your academic background and enthusiasm
  • Set the highest standards for yourself and your work
  • Seek to be a giver in the broader societal sense

Internship Requirements

  • DIS alumni
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Basic administrative skills
  • Ability to juggle various tasks at the same time
  • Flexible and able to react well to immediate issues
  • Attention to details and deadlines, including efficient time management
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to build relationships with DIS staff, students, faculty and visitors in order to understand the constantly changing environment

DIS internship positions in Copenhagen

Page last updated : November 21, 2016 (Job descriptions and application form for June & August 2017 positions)

Position starting January 2017

Applications are accepted between May 1, 2016 and June 15, 2016

Psychology Programs Assistant
(PSY, 1 position, 13 months)

Positions starting June 1, 2017

Applications are accepted between December 1, 2016 and January 15, 2017

Architecture & Design Programs Assistant
(AD, 2 positions, 15 months)

Communication & Gender Studies Assistant
(CM, CSC, 1 positions, 13 months) – Please note: New Titel (December 6, 2016)!

Housing & Student Affairs Assistant
(HOSA, 1 position, 15 months)

Study Tours Department Assistant
(Study Tours, 1 position, 13 months)

Child Diversity and Development Program Assistant
(CDD, 1 position, 13 months)

International Business and Global Economics Programs Assistant
(IB-GE, 1 position, 13 months)

Information Technology and Operations Assistant
(ITO, 1 positions, 13 months)

Positions starting August 1, 2017

Applications are accepted between December 1, 2016 and January 15, 2017

European Humanities Program Assistant
(EH, 1 position, 13 months)

European Politics, Sociology, and Urban Studies Programs Assistant
(EP-SOC-URB, 1 position, 13 months)

Graphic Design & Digital Media Assistant
(MCD, 1 position, 13 months)

Videographer and Marketing Assistant
(MCD, 1 position, 13 months)

Psychology Program Assistant
(PSY, 1 position, 13 months)

Sustainability, the Environmental and Urban Studies Programs Assistant
(S&E, 1 position, 13 months)

Science & Health Programs Assistant
(S&H, 2 positions, 13 months)


Practical Information


All applicants for a DIS internship must have been a previous DIS summer, semester, or full-year student and must have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher. All coursework at DIS must have been completed in good standing.

You are required to have read our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Read FAQs about the DIS internship program (pdf) Updated version, November 2016.

The length of an internship

Most of the internship positions last for a 13-month period. In June a couple of 15-month long internships begin. These June internships have a duration of 15 months to create a longer cross-over time during a busy part of the year.


DIS will only consider one application per person, so the applicant must decide on which one position to apply for. A complete application should include:

  • DIS internship application form including a digital photograph
  • A cover letter
  • A resumé
  • Recommendation letter(s) (optional), may be added to your application as attachments or sent directly from the references in an email to

Download DIS Internship Application Form (doc)

In the subject line of your application e-mail, please write the short name of your chosen position (listed above) followed by your full name (i.e. EPS, John Doe).

Note: Please combine the various documents listed above in a single file (preferably a pdf) if possible.

Deadline for submitting an application

  • For positions starting January 2017, applications are accepted between May 1, 2016 and June 15, 2016
  • For positions starting June or August 2017, applications are accepted between December 1, 2016 and January 15, 2017

This page will be updated with the relevant positions and job descriptions shortly before applications are accepted.