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Trainee for FIN-CLARIAH project, Coslab

Helsinki, Finland
€700 per month
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

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The University of Helsinki International trainee programme is open to all international students enrolled in a University of Helsinki master’s programme.

We are now looking for a TRAINEE for FIN-CLARIAH project.

The duration of a traineeship is from 1 September to 31 December 2024 (four months) of part-time (50%) work, leaving time for studies as well. The salary of a trainee is €700 per month for a part-time (50%) trainee.

About the position

COSLAB is a tool designed to aid social scientists working with image recognition systems and label images with them. During this internship you will help us to elevate user experience with the development of a robust graphical user interface (GUI). As a trainee with us, you'll dive into exciting tasks such as:

  • Developing a graphical user interface for COSLAB.
  • Conducting potential evaluations of the interface, with the opportunity to expand this into a master's thesis.
  • Ensuring the reliability and smooth operation of COSLAB through rigorous testing and maintenance of its codebase.

As COSLAB has been implemented with Python, you should know this programming language fairly well. There is some previous work on QT/QML UI framework, but there is flexibility on this. In support of open science, all code will be published under MIT license – making this ideal for a student to develop their own profile as well.

This position is located in the Helsinki Social Computing Group, an interdisciplinary research group focused on developing computational and digital methods for social science and examining the impact of algorithms and digital systems to societal live. In addition, the student will belong to the Centre for Social Data Science at the Faculty of Social Science.

The person we are looking for

We seek for a motivated junior person to participate in this development effort, a keen interest in social science research and wish to develop it further is a must. Similarly, we hope expect skills for working independently. We are particularly looking for candidates with  

  • Basic level knowledge of Python (including operations of libraries) and interest to develop graphical user interfaces.
  • Willingness to receive feedback through regular code reviews.
  • Good command of English language (no need to master Finnish language)

In your application material, please also explain your experience in Python and software development.

Why work for us

We offer you an international, multicultural, and innovative working environment with interesting assignments related to research in the social sciences. We support your work with active guidance so that you can get the most out of your traineeship and ensure you have nice portfolio of software development skills for your future position.


You are eligible to apply if you are an international student enrolled in a University of Helsinki master’s programme.

We expect to receive your application through our recruitment system by 29 April.

Further information

Further information about the position can be obtained from university lecturer Matti Nelimarkka,,  +358 (0)50 52 75 920. Preferably contact Dr Nelimarkka via email.

Further information about the recruitment process can be obtained from HR on-site services:

Read more what the programme offers for your support on the programme website.

The University of Helsinki welcomes applicants of any gender, linguistic and cultural background, or minority group.



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