Collaborate with our students

As a company/organization you can benefit greatly when collaborating with students. The collaboration can have many different forms. If you are interested in gaining new input on your company’s/organization’s various assignments and engaging in daily contact with a student, then an internship can be a good option for you. Are you more interested in increasing awareness of your company/organization to a large group of students, then a participation in one of our career events might be a good idea. In other words, the possibilities are many!

Who are the students on the Arts Faculty?

The students on Arts was in 2015 dispersed into 86 different study programs with 5.073 bachelors students and 6.322 graduate students respectively. The study programs are divided into the faculty’s three schools: School of Communication and Culture, School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education.

The academic programs on Arts cover a wide field. Below we have arranged the programs and described both the general and the particular competencies.

If you have any questions about the specific study programs or the students competencies feel free to contact Arts Karriere.

  • General humanistic skills: common for the students on the Arts Faculty is that they are competent in: teaching, communication, analysis, project management, understanding of culture and audience.
  • Art, music and design: these graduates are especially skilled in developing concepts, different forms of communication, and solving problems within the cultural, musical, aesthetic and artistic field. They are competent in understanding and adjusting communication to different audiences. In 2015 there were 402 graduate students.
  • Media, communication and IT: These graduates are especially skilled in understanding, working with and developing the interplay between media, IT, people and organizations. They can bring their competencies into play in a wide range of strategic and content-producing communication tasks such as media and campaign planning, concept development, usability, interaction design and digital design solutions. In 2015 there were 988 graduate students.
  • Language, culture and history: These candidates are especially competent in understanding and analyzing culture, society and language. They are specialist in and function flawlessly in their chosen language area. The can use their competencies in working with intercultural communication, marketing, sales, interpretation, export and international activities. In 2015 there were 818 graduate students.
  • Educational study programs: These candidates are especially specialized in the education and learning area. Their competencies enable them to work with planning, developing and evaluation within the wide field of education, HR and competency development, integration and consultancy services. In 2015, there were 2,877 graduate students.
  • Area Studies: These graduates have an extensive knowledge of and ability to analyze different cultural and social settings. They navigate naturally within their chosen field both linguistically and culturally when working with e.g. language, cross-cultural business and cooperation as well as cultural understanding. In 2015 there were 263 graduate students.
  • Culture and society: This group covers a wide range of academic fields and have specialized skills within the theological, philosophical, historical, anthropological and archaeological fields. These graduates have and extensive knowledge of and ability to analyze and develop projects within their academic field. In 2015 there were 974 graduate students.


Strengthen the relationship with future talents - even before they finish their studies. An internship is an ideal opportunity for you if you want to build strong relationships with the students of Arts. You make the students aware of your company and you also get a fresh pair of eyes to look at your challenges.  


Good to know

  • The internship usually takes place in the fall
  • Extent: 3-5 days a week. You agree on the exact extent with the individual student.
  • Period: 2-6 months primarily in the fall semester. You agree on the exact period with the individual student.
  • The internship is a part of the student’s education and is unpaid.
  • The student must have the internship approved by an academic counsellor from Arts and an internship contract must be drawn up.
  • There may be specific academic requirements for the individual student’s internship – Enquire about this during the job interview with the student.
  • An internship is often a great way to recruit students for a thesis collaboration, a student job or even a permanent job after finishing their education. There is not any contractual relationship between you and the students after the internship. It is up to you to decide if you want the cooperation with the student to continue.


What is expected of you

  • The student gets involved in study-related assignments or projects, meaning the student expect you to offer assignments at a high level corresponding to what can be expected to be solved of a not yet fully graduated student.
  • You offer a contact person whom the student can talk to during the internship
  • You draw up an internship contract with the student which is approved by an academic counsellor at Aarhus University. This ensures that the internship is educationally relevant and is based on a matching of expectations between you and the student.
  • You involve the student in the company by e.g. having them participate in meetings/events that doesn’t necessarily relate to the student’s specific tasks. That gives the student an insight into the daily life at the workplace and a broad overview of what the company does.
  • During or after the internship the student must write an assignment connected to the company. You can contribute with ideas and suggestions for the assignment.


Make the most out of an internship

  • An internship is a mutually beneficial relationship where you get a committed unpaid worker who can contribute to your company in several different ways.
  • The intern will work on different projects and assignments which your company otherwise wouldn’t have the resources to get solved.
  • The intern will give insight into the newest knowledge of your area of work.
  • The intern will participate in the daily life in the company and give input on the company’s work processes and tasks.
  • You get the opportunity to present yourselves as an attractive workplace.
  • The internship can lead to further cooperation. The internship is often the source of the student’s thesis subject, or the student might continue working with you as a student aid or full time employee after they finish their education.  



Student Worker

With a student worker you get:

  • A flexible work force.
  • New perspectives on your work and the newest academic knowledge.
  • The opportunity to solve operational or development tasks which there otherwise wouldn’t be time and money for.
  • The opportunity to become acquainted with new academic fields.
  • The opportunity to test and train a potential permanent employee
  • A student worker can be hired for a fixed number of hours (e.g. 8-15 hours a week) or for a project with a limited time frame.


Find a student worker


If you want to hire a student worker you can create a job advert in AU Job and Project Bank.

Thesis and project collaboration

A project collaboration is a collaboration between one or more students and your company. Together you create a problem statement that is relevant to your company and to which the student has the knowledge and academic tools to solve. You get useful knowledge directly into your company.

The collaboration usually consists of data collecting where the students e.g. perform interviews of review documents and other data from your company. After that the data will be processes and used in relation to the problem statement.  

A collaboration can also be a closer interaction with the company where the students engage in activities with the company’s employees.

There are two forms of collaboration:

  • A thesis collaboration that runs for four months
  • A project collaboration which can be any kind of project e.g. bachelor project or other sizeable projects

The collaboration can vary depending on the extent and purpose of the collaboration, from a few interviews to different kinds of activities involving the company and reporting’s of the project.

Good to know

  • The collaboration can be with one or more students
  • The project needs to be approved by an academic counsellor. Optionally you and the students can draw up contract for the collaboration and a confidential disclosure agreement if needed.
  • The collaboration can be about many different types of academic themes.
  • The company can propose a project and post it in AU Job and Project Bank
  • The student can approach the company with a problem statement
  • The collaboration can be a good way to recruit students for internships, student jobs or permanent employment.
  • The students must meet specific academic requirements stated by the University writing a project or thesis. A requirement can be for example that theory and method is applied in the final thesis or assignment. Because of that not all of the finished product will be of the same relevance to the company.

Contact Arts Career if you need advice on how to collaborate with students. We are always interested in talking to you about your needs.

Academic presentations and case work

The Career Centre continually organize a series of career events for the students on e.g. competency assessment, CV and job application or entrepreneurship. 

View our current events 

At our events companies and organisations often participate as speakers.

A presentation with Arts Karriere can have two forms:

  • A presentation on a career related subject such as recruitment processes, job applications or other subjects that prime the students and give them insight into the worlds that awaits when they leave the University and starts working.
  • A presentation with a concrete academic focus that functions as a part of the training that the students are offered.

Case work

If you have a concrete assignment that you would like some input on, then you have the opportunity in cooperation with Arts Karriere to host a case-collaboration. Based on an established framework the students are invited to solve an assignment proposed by your company. Case work can be for a selected group of students, it can be a part of the students’ education or it can be an open event for all the students at Arts. 


Do your company want to share your knowledge through presentations or do you want a close cooperation with the students on a case assignment? Then contact Arts Karriere.




AU Job and Project Bank is the meeting place for the business community and the students. 

In the Bank you can seek employees for:

  • Fulltime employment
  • Student jobs
  • Volunteer work
  • Project collaboration

You can create both free and paid adverts as well as look for new employees in the Talent Pool where hundreds of student have uploaded their CV.

Go to AU Job and Project Bank