27.01.2017

Applying for the department’s financial support for internship in 2017

Department of Language and Communication Studies

Availability of financial support

In 2017, the department’s financial support for internship can be awarded for one month to one student in each discipline of the department. If the department hasn’t received applications that meet the criteria from each discipline by the application deadline, the support can be awarded to a student from another discipline instead.

The employer invoices the department for the one month’s support. As a rule, the total sum that can be invoiced is 1600 euros (including one month’s salary of approximately 1300 euros + the employer expenses).

Application prerequisites/conditions

  • The applicant must be a major student at the Department of Language and Communication Studies and complete his/her degree at the Department.
  • The internship will be part of studies and the student will be awarded ECTS for the internship
  • The internship meets the requirements set for the internship by the discipline:
  • The employer specifically requires financial support or prioritizes applicants with financial support in order to hire the student.
  • The internship placement is in Finland, at a Finnish diplomatic mission abroad or at a Finnish company/organization abroad.
  • The employer participates in the costs of the internship (department one month, employer one month, at the least)
  • The internship must be completed during the year 2017 (1 Jan–31 Dec, 2017)
  • The student who receives the support needs to be registered for attendance at the University of Jyväskylä for the period of the internship

The internship support cannot be awarded

  • for students who have already completed their internship
  • for workplaces where the student has worked previously
  • for internship placements abroad, unless the placement is at a Finnish diplomatic mission abroad or at a Finnish company/organization abroad. For more information about available funding options for internships abroad, please see the web pages of the Career Services unit of the university. 

Application process

Application deadline

  • 6 March, 2017

How to apply

When you have found a suitable internship placement and decided to apply for it, please inform Departmental Coordinator Tiina Suominen about your plans . Please inform Tiina by filling out this form and by sending it to her as an email attachment.

The actual internship support application can be written at the point when you have been contacted from the workplace whose internship position you have applied for (for example, when you have been invited to a job interview). The internship support application is free form but needs to include the following information:

  • Your name and contact information, previous studies and work experience
  • Answers to following questions:
    • What are your strengths and fields of expertise/know-how?
    • How would the internship in question support the development of your expertise/know-how and your career plans?
    • The length of the internship in question, and information about how many months the employer is willing to pay and how many months the employer wishes/requires the department to pay?

Please attach the following documents to your internship support application:

  • the internship announcement and/or detailed information about the placement and tasks
  • the job application that you have sent or will send to the workplace (optional attachment)
  • your CV.

Please return your internship support application as an email attachment to Departmental Coordinator Tiina Suominen (tiina.suominen at jyu.fi, tel. +358 40 805 3227) on 6 March, 2017, at the latest.

How decisions on the support are made

As a rule, the internship support can be awarded only in cases when the employer requires financial support in order to hire the student. All the other application prerequisites and conditions must also be fulfilled for getting the support. Finally, the information presented in the student’s internship support application is is important selection criteria.