Traineeship options abroad

The purpose of a traineeship abroad is to support the studies and develop the student’s professional ability for international duties. International traineeships offer students the chance to acquire useful contacts, gain work experience and language skills, and learn the customs and corporate culture of the host country. The traineeship must be related to the student’s major or minor subject. As a rule, students are required to arrange traineeships themselves.

You can look for available traineeships from sources such as:

UEF Yammer: Kansainvälistymismahdollisuuksia opiskelijoille // Internationalisation offers for students

Aarresaari

Impactpool

EURES

European Youth Portal

Erasmusintern

FINNISH NATIONAL AGENCY FOR EDUCATION’S (EDUFI) TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMMES

For whom: Bachelor’s or Master’s level students or recently graduated students (maximum of one year from graduation), with possible organisation-specific restrictions.

Where: Around the world

Duration: 2–6 months

Application times and conditions: See the Finnish National Agency for Education’s website

Funding: Destination-specific (salary or EDUFI grant)

Traineeships

The availability of traineeships varies each year. Traineeships in various fields in organisations such as the following are available for application:

  • Finpro and Tekes offices
  • Cultural and scientific institutes
  • Finnish embassies abroad
  • Finnish language and culture institutes
  • Finnish nursing homes
  • Finnish expatriate magazines and the Finnish American Heritage Center
  • Development cooperation organisations
  • Companies and local organisations