Internship at Demos Helsinki?

The call for Demos Helsinki internship program for spring/summer 2018 has ended. The application period for Demos Effect, management consulting firm, opens in November. Next Demos Helsinki call for interns will be organized in april/may 2018.


Interns are an important part of Demos Helsinki’s work community. Our interns work in a diverse range of projects, research and administration: at the moment we are particularly interested in the social impact of research, consumer cleantech, government experiments and the future of democracy. As an intern, you may get a chance to work for example with circular economics, robot buses or sustainable food production projects.

The interns are required to have a study permit in a University or University of Applied Sciences, either in Finland or abroad. The internship lasts for three months and internship compensation will be paid. The students are not required to have financial support for internship (internship voucher etc.).


Expectations for the interns

  • Curiosity and widespread interest in the world and society
  • Analyticity and abilitity to perceive large scale issues
  • Ability to provide clear written and oral expression in English. Other language skills are considered an advantage
  • Experience in your own field of studies and activity outside studies
  • International experience is also valued


Application process

Our internship application period is held twice a year, during spring and autumn. The first phase includes an application form and a preliminary assignment related to a current project which is scored and taken into account as an important part of the application process. Based on the applications and assignments, we choose the most suitable applicants for workshop interviews.

Demos Helsinki wants to promote equality in working life. That’s the reason, why we have an anonymous application process in the first phase of the internship search, this ensures that the pre-selection is influenced only by the things that are relevant to the process.

You apply normally for internship by filling out the application form, but before reading the application form, the irrelevant details are covered: first name, last name, birth year, email address, city and university/university of applied sciences.

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