VTT Summer Internships 2020: Research Trainee, Ethics and Responsibility of Innovations
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 join Ethics and Responsibility of Innovations team to assist in research? We operate in Foresight-driven Business Strategies research area. Sustainable future is our priority, and we try to promote it with research. The cores of our work are ethics and responsibility. These areas increasingly gain importance in innovation activity, business and new technologies. For instance ethics in artificial intelligence is currently a hot topic.
With us you will be responsible for
With us you will be responsible for assisting in qualitative and/or quantitative research work in responsible research and innovation related projects. We currently work on topics such as gender in science, technology and innovation (STI), ethics in artificial intelligence (AI) and responsible research and innovation in regional development. Your tasks would relate to these topics.
• data collection (desk research, interviews, survey)
• data analysis (qualitative and/or quantitative)
We expect you to have
• Background in humanities, social or technical sciences (e.g. sociology, political sciences, business, engineering and technology)
• Interest in innovation and be enthusiastic about responsibility and ethics
• Be able to work in English in international projects (other languages are 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
• analytical in your mind-set and attentive to details
• good collaborator and also able to work independently
• willing to learn new things and well-organised.
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 Mika Nieminen, research team leader (tel. +358401590283 Mika.Nieminen@vtt.fi) or Nina Rilla, senior scientist (+358400984098 Nina.Rilla@vtt.fi).
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.