VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Let’s make science work for hope next summer! – VTT Summer of Changemakers traineeships
Let’s face it, 2020 was a mess. But this summer, we can make a change for the better. Join a community of world-class problem solvers, tackling the greatest challenges of our time. Together, we can turn these challenging times into a hopeful future. Apply now for the VTT Summer of Changemakers traineeships.
Do you want to start changing the world for the better next summer? Are you all about science and technology or passionate about business and people? Would you like to develop your skills and use them to tackle the greatest challenges of our time?
VTT Summer of Changemakers 2021 is looking for you. We offer over 30 truly meaningful summer traineeships, where you get to challenge yourself and build your career in a community of brilliant minds. We are one of Europe’s leading research organisations. We turn global challenges – from climate change and resource sufficiency to industrial renewal and smart healthcare – into sustainable growth with the latest and best tools of science and technology. Now, we are looking for passionate changemakers – you – to join us as summer trainees.
Do you want to be the next Design Trainee?
The design team at VTT is working in close collaboration with VTT clients, partners and researchers across a variety of topics and industries. Our objective is to bring human-centric design tools, skills and culture to the world of research and science. By collaborative ways of working, we drive positive impact with people, businesses and society.
As a trainee at VTT Design, you will be joining more senior designers in ongoing project work, ranging from sustainable industries to smart cities and beyond. In addition, you will be taking part in our offering development tasks – bringing fresh thinking and new ideas from your personal background and studies.
What would your responsibilities include?
- Collaborate with VTT designers and researchers, supporting ongoing project work
- Support in developing tools and concretizing novel, multidisciplinary approaches for design in research
- Support in making design approaches visible for VTT’ers and to our external stakeholders
Who we are looking for?
To succeed in the position, you have following background and skills:
- Experience in relevant, design related studies (ongoing or recently finished)
- Solid understanding of design theories and practices
- Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills
- Experience in co-creation and workshop facilitation
- Professional working fluency in English
The ideal VTT Changemaker is a curious mind, who is eager to develop and take on new challenges. We appreciate ambition and willingness to learn over having all the answers or skills ready when you start. You are also a team player with strong collaboration skills who wants to drive positive impact in the world.
Why should you join us?
We promise meaningful projects, where you get to take on real responsibility: helping our community thrive as part of our design team. You’ll be supported and encouraged every step of the way by your team, learning from the top experts in your field. And you’ll get to discover our community of over 2000 experts representing more than 40 nationalities working across cutting-edge fields of science and technology.
All VTT Summer of Changemakers traineeships are paid and the duration is usually between 3 and 6 months. The exact starting date can be discussed. Positions are filled as soon as we find the right candidate.
Please read more of VTT Summer of Changemakers from here: https://www.vttresearch.com/en/summer-changemakers
Interested and want to hear more?
For more information about the position, you can contact Tatu Vienamo, Design Lead (tel. +358 50 354 6626) on 15.01.2021 between 13.00 and 15.00 or 29.01.2021 between 13.00 and 15.00.
Come, curious minds and clever changemakers! Prepare your CV and cover letter, and send in your application by 7th February. Let’s change the world for the better next summer.