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Who can apply for the Arla Summer Internship Programme?

We welcome applications from students all around the world. It is a requirement that you are enrolled at an educational institution during the entire Summer Internship.

What will the screening be based on?

We are looking for students with ambitions and the motivation to succeed as you will be expected to show initiative and the ability to drive the given project independently. We will be looking for initiative, level of impact and the ability to co-operate and network as well as cultural and business understanding.Academic results will also be an important factor as we want the most talented people onboard.

Where will I be based?

All 10 Summer Internships will be at our global headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark (subject to obtaining the required visa). The 10 internships will be within different functional areas of the organisation. Regardless of the project you will be given challenging and demanding tasks key to the ongoing development of our business. 

What is the salary?

Arla Foods pays a competitive market salary during the internship.


Arla will pay for and provide accommodation for you during the internship. You will be sharing an appartment with some of the other summer interns (of same gender).

Will Arla pay for my travel expenses?

Arla will reimburse your expenses in connection with travelling to the Assessment Centre in Aarhus Denmark, and will also pay for one round-trip in connection with the internship itself.

When will I know which project I will be working on?

After selecting our 10 final interns, we will enter into a dialogue around your project. We will have a wide range of business-critical projects for you to work on – perhaps within your present functional area, perhaps within another function in order to challenge and develop your competency profil. 
Regardless of functional area, we promise to give you challenging and demanding tasks that are key to the ongoing development of our business and to you. You can't expect to know the specific project before signing your contract, however we will make sure to match your qualifications to the project. When you have been matched with your project we will ensure you get a chance to either meet your host manager in person or online before your start your summer internship. 

Can I get directly in contact with the host managers to discuss opportunities?

During the screening process all communication will go through the HR department. Names of managers will be announced when all projects have been allocated, so unfortunately it will not be possible for you to reach out to the host managers during the recruitment process. 

Where can I find out more?

Our previous summer interns have made blog posts about their experience at Arla. Meet them at our blog and get their first-hand stories.

Who can I contact?

If you have any questions that you did not find an answer to on this website, don't hessitate to contact Employer Branding Coordinator Camilla Holmen at