Internships, summer jobs and part-time jobs

As a student you can work alongside your studies. You can for example have a part-time job and/or you can work during summer. Internship is often the first step for students towards work in their own field.

If you are looking for a job during your studies, higher education institutes’ services and other public services help you find job offers.

Higher education institutes' job databases for students

  • Job and internship adds for UTU students > Jobteaser
  • Job and internship adds for ÅAU students > Jobteaser
  • Job and internship adds for TUAS students > Messi or Facebook (mostly in Finnish)
  • Aarresaari

Other job databases

Here you can find useful links to other job databases where you can find jobs:

Part-time job in Finland

International students often look for a part-time job, as it's a good way to start networking outside the campus and integrate into the Finnish society. It also helps you to cover your living costs. Keep in mind when looking for a part-time job:

  • Be active and keep networking within and outside the campus.
  • Keep your LinkedIn profile updated.
  • Ask help from the career services at your university.

Read more advice on Edunation website:

Summer job in Finland

During the summer break you can get yourself some practical work experience either in the shape of an internship or a summer job. Summer job is a very common thing in Finland. Most of the university and university of applied sciences students work full-time during the summer break.

Things to keep in mind when looking for a summer job or an internship:

  • The earlier you start looking, the better chances you have. Application period for summer jobs starts early: in January or sometimes even in December.
  • Be active and apply to many positions. You might need to apply to loads of positions to get a few interviews. Remember to customize your cover letter to different positions!
  • Networking is the key word. Contact companies, tell about yourself, ask questions.

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