The University of Helsinki is one of the leading universities in the world. By working at the University of Helsinki you can contribute to science, teaching, learning and society. The University of Helsinki is a responsible employer and offers a variety of benefits to its staff. It constitutes an international academic community of 40´000 members, with 32´000 degree students and 60´000 mature students enrolled annually. University of Helsinki offers a Trainee Program for our international master students. You are eligible to apply if you are an international student enrolled in a University of Helsinki master program.

We are now looking for a

TRAINEE at the University of Helsinki Language Centre.

Your main tasks as a trainee are to assist in organizing different language learning and culture-related activities with and for international students. Activities include e.g. language clubs, workshops and the Course Assistant Program. You will be part of the Support for Learning and Teaching Unit and with a special focus on internationalization and guidance. You will assist the team in managing the communication and collaboration surrounding the ongoing projects. Among the projects connected with the Course Assistant Program is a collaboration with Finnish high schools. The traineeship also includes updating the University of Helsinki Language Centre website, intranet and social media. You will have the possibility to produce content for the Language Centre, for example by making instruction videos for the Course Assistant Program. In addition, the trainee assists in organizing and carrying out internal seminars and training sessions.

We expect you to have excellent skills in spoken and written English. You possess an active way of working and good presentation and teamwork skills and an interest in language and communication learning. You are an advanced user of Microsoft Office tools. Other language skills, as well as pedagogical and administrative experience, are an asset.

We offer you an international, multicultural and innovative working environment that is always in development. You will have supportive colleagues and a chance to develop yourself and share your insights about diverse pedagogical issues.

The duration of a traineeship is 1 September to 31 December 2021 (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.

The application period is from 6 to 25 April 2021.

For more details about the position, please contact Janne Niinivaara via email: janne.niinivaara(a)

Please submit your application through the University’s recruitment system by clicking on the Apply link. Please note that each trainee position has a separate Apply link.

You will be asked to register into the system before you get to apply. Please use any other than your account to register. You will receive a message from the recruitment system once your application has been registered. In need of assistance, please contact:

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Due date

25.04.2021 23:59 EEST