Application for Demos Helsinki internship for Autumn 2019 is open

From a student to an expert, researcher or future management consultant. Are you ready to take your skills and expertise to the next level?

Internship program for us who can’t separate doing from thinking

Social scientists, researchers, consultants, economists, designers, philosophers, social psychologists, engineers…

Demos Helsinki is the leading Nordic, independent think tank bringing all these specialists from different fields together. Our vision – building fair and sustainable societies – works as a frame for everything we do. Be it public sector innovation, strategy consulting, research on the future of cities, or stronger utilisation of scientific knowledge in society.

Demos Helsinki is now recruiting interns for a 3-month-long internship beginning between August and December 2019. The application is open until Wednesday the 27th of March, 23:59 Finnish time.

Your study background can range from human sciences to economics and political sciences to engineering.

In our internship program, you will learn about Demos Helsinki’s collaborative way of changing the world. Based on your background and goals, you will be able to take part in research and consulting projects, sales processes, organising impactful events, and building partnerships.

Your tasks may include

– Contributing to client projects as an equal and active part of the team, e.g. research, background analysis and participating in client meetings

– Assisting in sales processes, e.g. making client proposals

– Project management and internal development tasks

– Producing content and organising events

Working at Demos Helsinki is not only about brainstorming grand ideas but making them happen in the real world. In our internship program, you will learn how to connect these two skills. We encourage and allow interns to take responsibility. However, we always support each other and take part in creating ’the culture of help’ at the office.

Read this blog to meet our interns and what they have to say about their experience at Demos Helsinki.

Skills required from applicants

– You are interested in becoming an expert, management consultant or researcher in your field, and ready to take your skills and expertise to the next level

– You are interested in the world around us and you have the drive to work together

– You have experience in project and research methods and/or good project management skills

– You know how to showcase and utilise the skills you have attained in your field of studies

You are an undergraduate or graduate student at a university or a university of applied sciences, either in Finland or abroad, during the entire internship

Your study background can range from human sciences to economics and political sciences to engineering. We prioritise interns’ proactivity, self-leadership, problem-solving skills and capability to learn new and see the bigger picture. Experience from extracurricular activities is considered an advantage.

Currently, we are working on topics regarding the future of cities, cybersecurity, corporate strategy, governance innovations, and the future of democracy and sustainable development, to name a few (check our latest publications). However, do not let these examples restrict you. You know best why an internship with us could be an excellent experience for both of us.

Duration of the internship and the application process

The duration of the internship is three months. Depending on your availability, the three-month internship may begin sometime between August and December 2019. We will choose several interns in this application process. Internship compensation is 1 500 € per month.

The call for interns is open until Wednesday the 27th of March 2019 at 23.59, Finnish time.

Demos Helsinki promotes equality in working life. We have an anonymous application process in the first phase of the intern selection. You apply for the internship by filling out the application form, but the details that are irrelevant for the preliminary selection (e.g. name, age and city) are hidden temporarily when we go through the applications. The anonymous application process ensures that the preliminary selection is influenced only by information that is relevant to the process.

Demos Helsinki promotes equality in working life. In the first phase of the intern selection, we have an anonymous application process.

The interviews are held as a workshop at our office in Helsinki (Mechelininkatu 3d) on Wednesday the 10th of April from 10.30–15.00. Workshop day includes individual interviews and group case studies. When applying, please remember to reserve this date and be prepared for the interview. We will let all the applicants and the ones chosen for workshop know their status in the application process by the 5th of April at the latest.

If you are not able to join the workshop day (e.g. you live abroad), we can also arrange the interview remotely.

Please fill in the application form carefully. We appreciate clear and concise answers. The application form includes a preliminary assignment which is an essential part of the process and will be evaluated.

Click the link to apply!

Questions & Contact

For additional information please contact Elisa Marjava, We will answer email inquiries starting from Monday 18th of March.

Meet our interns

Read this blog to find out what Andrea, Mikko, Rosa, Hammu, Sonja, Janne, Anna, and Ronja have to say about their experience at Demos.