VTT Summer Internships 2020: Research Trainee, Energy systems research
Are you looking for a summer job with meaningful responsibility and possibility to make an impact? At VTT you have an opportunity to be part of our innovative work community of brilliant minds, and learn and develop with the support of your team mates. We have over 2000 encouraging and inspiring colleagues from 47 different nationalities waiting for you across Finland!
Our last summer’s trainees rated their summer job experience at 3,72 / 4 in Responsible Summer Job survey by Oikotie. Below are some excerpts of their feedback:
”I’ve been involved to versatile different projects and to different level of work tasks.”
”It was an eye opening experience to be part of various research projects.”
Join us and make an impact for a brighter future!
Do you want to participate in solving challenges related to the decarbonisation of energy, integration of large amounts of wind and solar power, and electrification of energy sectors?
With us you will be responsible for
You would participate in the FasTen project, which will explore the potential to accelerate the decarbonisation of the Baltic states in the next 5–15 years. The project will look for opportunities not just in the electricity generation but also how emission free electricity could replace fossil fuels in the heating of buildings, in the transport sector and in the industrial sector. In the Baltic countries these cause more emissions than the electricity sector.
• Collecting data on the energy systems of the Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
• Assist in building a model of the Baltic energy system
We expect you to have
• Bachelor degree in energy systems or related
• Experience in programming in Python, R, Julia or GAMS
• Good command of the English language
• Knowledge of Estonian language is an advantage.
We are especially looking for enthusiastic minds with strong motivation to grow and develop, so you don’t need to tick all of the boxes right now!
As a person you are
You have good collaboration skills but are also able to work independently. You should be well-organised and be able to document your work as you go. You are willing to learn new things.
VTT is a place to make a difference in collaboration with other brilliant minds. Our mission is to create impact that generates sustainable growth and wellbeing in society as well as in industry.
Our people are the core of the next generation VTT. Therefore, our personnel’s wellbeing, flexible work opportunities and competence development are key priorities for us. With us, you can make an impact for a better future and you can be part of solving the biggest challenges of our time.
At VTT you also have an opportunity to continue working after your summer job as a part-time employee alongside of your studies or as a Thesis worker. According to Responsible Summer Job survey, 96 % of our summer interns were satisfied with their summer internship experience and 95 % were willing to continue working at VTT in the future.
For further information
For more information about the position, you can contact Erkka Rinne, Research Team Leader (tel. +358 20 722 4304) on 15th Jan 2020 between 10:00 and 11:00 or 28th Jan 2020 between 13:00 and 14:00.
The interviews will take place during weeks 6 and 10.
Please send your CV, cover letter and transcript of records through our recruitment system as soon as possible, because we will fill in the position when the right person is found. The length of the summer internship is negotiable.