Information about internships

Internships: Where, when, how?

The programme encourages students to complete an internship. It is advisable to do the internship at the end of the studies or during summer months. There are some scholarships available, which can be applied for if the internship host does not offer any compensation, for example Erasmus, Nordlys and the University’s travel grant. The Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy also assists students – for further information on the Erasmus internships and applying for the Department’s support, contact Amanuensis Kristiina Ruokoja (tel. +358 40 805 4506, email: kristiina.ruokoja [at] jyu.fi, Room 353). The internship must always be approved by the examiner beforehand. For further information, see Study Guide: “YFIS800 Internship” and the department's instructions

Further information on internship programmes and scholarships: Career Services

How to find an internship position?
Students’ own activity is crucial for finding an internship position that serves their purposes in the best way possible. Browsing the internet is one good way to get started. It is advisable to start the search well in advance. For example, many international organisations have internship/traineeship programmes, for which the application takes place once or twice a year. If you are interested in working in an organisation that does not have a scheduled intake of trainees, you can simply inquire about internship possibilities by contacting the organisation in question directly.

A selection of former internship positions:

  • Bayerische Staatsoper München
  • CNN World Report, USA
  • Council of Europe
  • Cupore - The Finnish Foundation for Cultural Policy Research
  • Demos, Helsinki
  • ERICarts
  • EU, Directorate-General Education and Culture
  • Finnish Fund for Art Exchange (FRAME)
  • Hamburg Short Film Agency
  • Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin
  • Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland
  • Komische Oper, Berlin
  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
  • Ministry of Education and Culture (Finland)
  • Morogoro Environmental Conservation Organisation, Morogoro, Tanzania
  • Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki
  • Museum of Modern Art MoMA, New York, USA
  • Music Export Finland Association ry (Musex)
  • Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR)
  • South Finland EU Office, Brussels
  • The Finnish Red Cross, refugee and immigration affairs
  • UNDP
  • Österreichische Kulturdokumentation.

In addition: municipal cultural services of various cities, various regional councils, various Centres for Economic Development, Transportation and the Environment (ELY); Finnish embassies, publishing houses, YLE (the Finnish public broadcasting company), newspapers, museums; music, theatre and film festivals.