Trainee to the Helsinki Col­legium for Ad­vanced Stud­ies

Helsinki, Finland
07 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies is an independent institute of advanced study within the University of Helsinki. It provides a top-class, international research environment for scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The Collegium promotes innovative interdisciplinary cooperation, both within the Collegium and at the University of Helsinki. Collegium fellows are recruited annually in a highly competitive fellowship call to work on their research projects.

HCAS is now looking for


to work in various tasks between 1.2. – 30.6.2021. Work is part-time (50%) and paid.

The main duty of the trainee is to assist the Collegium researchers in their various research projects. Tasks of the trainees may include, for example, processing research material, retrieving information, editing publications, linguistic support, and translating texts. The trainee also assists at academic events and with unit communications and administration.

The trainee is required to have a good command of Finnish and English, and other language skills are an asset. In addition, the trainee must be a Master's degree student at the University of Helsinki. We particularly appreciate interest in research and in assisting at projects in the humanities and social sciences. We also appreciate willingness to engage with more practical duties related to organizing events, as well as a brisk attitude, team spirit and good organizational skills. Furthermore, we regard skills related to visual communications, photo and video editing, or layout design of publications as an asset.

In addition to the capabilities described above, we hope that you will adapt well to our open and collaborative work community.

We offer our trainees an international work environment and interesting assignments related to research in the humanities and social sciences. We support the trainees’ work with active guidance, so that you can get the most out of your traineeship. A two-month probationary period will apply.

The application, which includes an application letter and curriculum vitae, is submitted through the 'Apply for a Job' link via the University of Helsinki's electronic recruitment system. Internal applicants employed by the University of Helsinki submit their application for the position on the SAP HR Portal.

The application period ends on 20.10.2020.

For more information about the work duties during the internship, please contact Research Coordinator Kaisa Kaakinen, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, 0503179690, kaisa.kaakinen (at)

For more information about the recruitment process, contact HR specialist Laura Jensen-Eriksen, 0503116239, hr-erla(at)

Due date

20.10.2020 23:59 EEST

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