Benefits when have unpaid internship

Good afternoon,

my name is "N.P" and in July I will finish my studies at Syddansk Universitet Odense. I would like to kindly ask you whether I will be eligible for support also if I find unpaid internship in Denmark.

Thank you,
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1 Answer


As a rule any work (no matter if you get paid or not) must be deducted from your
unemployment benefits (I assume that when you say support your mean unemployment benefits?).
It is because when you get Unemployment benefits you should be ready to take a job at any time (this is the rule about being available).
You will not be available if you have (unpaid) internship.

But some kind of voluntary work you can have and at the same time get full Unemployment Benefits.

We will strongly advice you to ask your "A-kasse". If you are not yet a member you can apply for membership already now. It will be free of cost for you as long as you have not finished study.

When you are member, you can ask your A-kasse what your situation will be if you get unpaid

Our website should be seen more as a price comparison website and a guide to choose "A-kasse".

Your question require some special knowledge that we dont have, therefore we recommend that you talk with your A-kasse (when you become member).

Thank you very much Anders for your extensive reply,
I will contact A-kasse directly,
have a good day and happy Easter,