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HYY is looking for a communications intern to become a part of its communications team that realises the Student Union’s communications for the rest of the year. As our communications intern, you will get to see influencer communications, student politics and advocacy work in action.

The intern’s duties include tasks related to the Student Union’s routine communications, such as updating and coordinating social media, editing texts, media monitoring, compiling the newsletter for members and other tasks. The intern will be working closely with HYY’s communications specialist and AD as well as the members of the Student Union’s Board in charge of communications.

We expect you to have:
Suitable higher education studies from communication studies or journalism, for instance. 
Excellent Finnish skills. Good skills in Swedish and English are considered advantages.
A bold and innovative attitude.
A readiness to learn and manage new issues.
Good teamwork skills.
Experience of social media content production.
Experience of photography and/or graphic skills.

We are:
A student union that serves around 27,000 students of the University of Helsinki.
An encouraging and inspiring work community that includes 8 specialists and a board consisting of 12 students, among others.

We will give you:
Flexible working hours and opportunities to work remotely.
A relaxed and fun work community.
Experience of attending to your tasks responsibly and independently.
Experience of an advocacy organisation’s communications.

The internship lasts for 3 months. Working time is 30 hours a week. The place of employment is HYY’s Central Office. The internship is paid, a salary is €1308/month. 

Send us your free-form application with a maximum length of one page, telling us why you would be a good fit for our communications team and what makes you an excellent communicator. Please also attach your CV. Send the application along with its attachments to with ‘Viestintäharjoittelija’ as the subject. The application period ends at 12 pm on 5th September. Interviews will primarily be held on Friday 7th September.

For further information on the position, please contact Communications Specialist Ruut Luukkonen (050 5439 609) and General Secretary Aaro Riitakorpi (040 0816 426).

HYY emphasises diversity and equality in its activities. We hope to receive as many applications as possible from people with diverse backgrounds.

Do you want to be involved in creating the most unforgettable Anniversary ever in a stunning setting? Grab your chance now and join the HYY150 Anniversary team!

HYY’s 150th Anniversary is organised in Helsinki on Saturday 24 November 2018. After an elegant dinner party, the evening continues at The Circus with a brilliant, open afterparty that lasts until the early hours. The party does not end there, of course, as the night goes on through the after-afterparty to the Sillis the next morning, where the party continues through Sunday. You can expect glitter, glamour, general bedazzlement and, of course, the most legendary party weekend of the HYY150 Anniversary year – and you could be a part of making it happen.

We are looking for motivated and experienced party-organisers who know how to take initiative to join the team creating an extraordinarily glorious and memorable Anniversary party. We are seeking multiskilled people to join the team to realise different parts of the party. The Anniversary team works in Finnish, which means that knowledge of the Finnish language is needed in all positions. Are you especially interested in the afterparty, the after-afterparty or perhaps the Sillis – or do you know how to communicate creatively on social media? We have the perfect opportunity for you to show your skills and learn new things.

As a member of the Anniversary team, you will get experience in event production and free entrance to all events of the Anniversary weekend, and, of course, you will be a part of a massively fun team. We will also organise a memorable appreciation night for the Anniversary team after the party!

If you are a member of HYY, have honed your skills by producing organisational events or in some other way through your hobbies or work and are eager to realise the most unforgettable party of the HYY150 Anniversary year, this is your moment to shine!

Are you interested? Great! Fill in the application form and apply for the Anniversary team of all time by 3.00 pm on Wednesday 12 September at Please also tell us which position you are primarily and secondarily applying for. Send us your application as soon as possible, as we will begin processing the applications and holding interviews already during the application period!


Communications Officer (1 position)

You are responsible for social media communications related to the Anniversary on HYY’s Facebook and Instagram accounts both before the party and during the entire Anniversary weekend. You are familiar with using social media channels and can write interesting and witty posts. You also have eye for visual communication. When successful, you manage to raise the festive mood throughout the autumn, relay relevant information about the Anniversary and pique interest towards the HYY150 Anniversary among both our members and interest groups. You will get experience in planning event communications, producing content for large numbers of followers and event marketing. Knowledge of English or Swedish is considered an advantage.

Song masters (2 positions)

As a song master, you will be hosting the dinner party and will be key in creating the atmosphere of the party. As a song master, you will also get to influence the songs sung at the party. Song masters are required to be fluent in Finnish and skilled in English or Swedish. If you are a bold and entertaining performer with experience as a song master, join our team!

Transport Officer (1 position)

You are responsible for the partygoers moving smoothly from the Anniversary venue to the HYY150 Birthday Party as well as for the transport to the Sillis on Sunday morning. You make travel pleasant for the partygoers and do not let the party stop even during the bus trips! You are a skilled organiser who is well versed in precise planning and scheduling. You contact the transport companies, plan the schedules for the transitions of the Anniversary weekend together with the Anniversary master and provide the final touch on a successful party experience. You will get to be a part of a dazzling Anniversary weekend, get experience in organising a large event and get to practice efficient communication with the Anniversary team and cooperation partners.

Afterparty Officers (2 positions)

You are responsible for the arrangements of the HYY150 Birthday Party at The Circus together with the Anniversary master. You are full of enthusiasm and vision that help you create the party of the century. You have experience in event organisation, you are able to brainstorm the programme creatively and you know how to manage large issues. You will get experience in event organisation in one of the largest nightclubs in Helsinki and get to be a part of an unforgettable Anniversary weekend.

After-afterparty Officers (2 positions)

You are responsible for organising the after-afterparty of the Anniversary and the HYY150 Birthday Party. You are an experienced party-goer who is still on the dancefloor long after the first people have become tired. You know how to maintain the festive atmosphere, are able to read the party-goers’ wishes in the early hours and can still act efficiently when the sun is rising. You will get to be a part of a memorable Anniversary weekend, get experience in entertaining true party-goers and get a free pass to come up with creative ideas.

Sillis Officers (2 positions)

You are responsible for the arrangements of the HYY150 Sillis together with the Anniversary master. You are full of ideas and creativity that help you make this the most legendary Sillis of all time and to acquire cooperation partners for it. You have experience in event organisation and contacting companies, and you are good at keeping everything together. In this position, you will get to realise even your wildest ideas and be a part of a memorable Anniversary weekend.

Further information:

From Anniversary masters Marika Tuominen and Elina Nieminen at:

Hello student! Once you have completed your annual registration, you may collect the year tag for your student card and the student calendar. The year tags and calendars are distributed at HYY Services Office. In the start of the acadmic year, the year tags and calendars are also distributed at the Kaisa Library and at the Kumpula, Viikki and Meilahti as follows:

Keskusta, Kaisa House (library) entrance hall, Fabianinkatu 30

  • Week 32-34: August 6-24. Mon-Fri at 9-16
  • Week 35: August 27-31. Mon-Fri at 9-18
  • Week 36: September 3-7. Mon-Fri at 9-16
  • Week 37: September 10-14. Mon-Fri at 9-14

Please note that HYY150 merchandice can be bought in Kaisa House entrance hall and in HYY Services Office.

Kumpula, Physicum entrance hall , Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a

  • Week 34: August 20-24. Mon-Fri at 12-15
  • Week 35: August 27-31. Mon-Fri at 10-15
  • Week 36-37: September 3-14. Mon-Fri at 12-15

Viikki, Infocenter Korona entrance hall, Viikinkaari 11

  • Week 34: August 20-24. Mon-Fri at 12-15
  • Week 35: August Mon-Wed 27-29 at 10-18 and August 30-31 Thur-Fri at 10-15.
  • Week 36-37: September 3-14. Mon-Fri at 12-15

Meilahti, Biomedicum 1, 3rd floor

  • Week 35: August 27-31, Mon-Fri at 10-15

A year tag is only provided for HYY's student card and only after you have paid and registered the membership fee.

Please note that if someone else picks up the year tag on your behalf, they must present a power of attorney. The holders of student cards with MasterCard payment functionality must pick up their year tags personally.

Now is a good time to check whether you earned enough credits during the past academic year (1 August 2017–31 July 2018). In case you do not have enough credits, we recommend returning months of student aid from the spring by the end of August.

Credits and the monitoring of study progress do not affect general housing allowance. A month during which you only received general housing allowance is not considered a month of student aid. Consequently, you do not need to return the housing allowance from the month in question when returning student aid.

Kela annually monitors the study progress of those who have received student aid. You need to have an average of 5 credits per one month of student aid you have received as well as always have at least 20 credits if you have received student aid during the academic year. For example, if you received student aid for 9 months, you need to have at least 45 credits. It does not matter when during the academic year you received the credits, as Kela does not monitor the number of credits earned in individual months.

Unfortunately, returning student aid does not help you, if you completed under 20 credits during the past academic year, as student aid from the autumn term can no longer be returned. 20 credits is the minimum requirement: even if you only received aid in one month, you always need to have at least 20 credits worth of completed courses.

If you do not have enough credits from the academic year 2017–2018, you can still receive student aid if you have completed an average of 5 credits per month of student aid during your entire studies. (However, this does not change the minimum requirement of 20 credits.)

NOTE! The monitoring of study progress now also takes into account earned credits and months of student aid from the previous academic year or the entire course of your studies for unfinished higher education studies. Compared to previous years, a new aspect of the monitoring of study progress is that it takes into account all credits earned and months of student aid used in higher education studies starting from 1 August 2011 at the earliest. In other words, starting new studies after previous studies that you have not completed no longer ‘resets’ the sufficient study progress.

If you do not have enough credits, Kela will send you a letter requesting further information on your insufficient study progress later in the autumn.

Further information on the monitoring of study progress, returning aid and the letter requesting further information can be found here:

Hannele Kirveskoski
Specialist (subsistence, international affairs)
050 543 9608