This post is intended to serve as a brief reference guide for future interns moving to Denmark. Since arriving, I have scrambled to sort out what I need to secure to begin work and settle in. The process can be confusing and vague at times.
[ 0 ] First you need a resident and work permit before leaving the states. Fill out a PR3 Form and a Danske Ark Form and send it to your firm for them to fill out the rest. Then book a flight to one of these locations and make an appointment. Note you have to pay a fee to begin the process. Use this checklist for reference. Do all of this 3-months in advance of your departure.
[ 1 ] After you have been given written notice from the Danish Consulate in NYC that you have been granted permit, print a copy to take through customs. You will need to get a CPR number after you have arrived to Denmark and find permanent residence.
[ 2 ] Finding housing in Denmark is brutal. I went with Airbnb to have a place initially and then start searching once I was here. What I did not realize however, is that you must have a permanent address (no hotel, hostel, nor Airbnb residence) to receive a CPR number. You must register your permanent address.