Information for Companies and Organisations
Students at the Department of English, Germanic and Romanice Studies at the University of Copenhagen are offered the opportunity of a trainee placement as part of their degree. The trainees are sent to a number of companies, organisations and institutions during the autumn semester (September – Christmas).
Prior to the placement, a three-week course is held in August providing an introduction to organisational structure and communication in order to prepare students for the work they will be expected to take on as trainees.
Although this programme primarily runs in the autumn semester, students also have the option of taking up a trainee placement in the spring semester (February – May), but in this case are expected to find and apply for placements on their own initiative. They too are advised to attend the preparatory course in August.
Companies/organisations interested in receiving a trainee should send an application form to the coordinator.
Profile of a Trainee
The trainees are able to work within several fields, and throughout the years we have sent trainees to work at for instance publishers, communication consultants, cultural consultants, a theatre school, a travel agency, translation and subtitling agencies and even one to the American Congress. The trainees were typically given work closely related to language, such as translation and proofreading, editing and communication, but some also tested their competence in the fields of development and user-friendliness.
The trainees are typically students well into their MA studies. Through their studies, they have acquired a thorough knowledge of their chosen language, literature and culture. Furthermore, they have 1-1½ years of supplemental education typically within another field of the Humanities. The Department provides an all-round foundation course and gives students the opportunity to specialise within the areas of linguistics, literature and/or history/social studies, thus producing good generalists as well as skilful specialists. Furthermore, students are trained to work independently on complex subjects and to communicate their results to others both orally and written.
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Contact Trainee Programme Guidance