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Apply to become HYY’s communications intern


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.