VTT Summer Internships 2020: Trainee, Incubation and Acceleration
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!
Would you want to see startup life from the front row seats? Join the VTT Incubation and Acceleration team that supports both internal and external startup teams at developing their business case to the next level!
As part of the VTT Strategy, the Incubation and Acceleration team includes the internal deep tech incubator VTT LaunchPad (vttlaunchpad.fi) and the external accelerator EIT Food Accelerator Network (EIT FAN, www.eitfood.eu/entrepreneurship/projects/eit-food-accelerator-network). VTT LaunchPad deep tech incubator has been in operations since the spring of 2019 to support VTT researchers at spinning out their science based business ideas. EIT FAN acceleration program is for European Nordic Food and Agro tech startups, and VTT will begin the Nordic node operations from the start of 2020.
With us you will be responsible for
As the Summer Trainee, Incubation and Acceleration, your main responsibility will be to help the EIT FAN Nordic program lead with the practical arrangements and social media presence of the four-month accelerator program that takes place over the summer of 2020. Additionally, you may also be contributing to the operations of the VTT LaunchPad.
In practice, your main responsibilities would be:
• Specific event related arrangements, such as booking meetings with people and reserving spaces.
• Taking photos at the events and maintaining an active and positive social media presence.
• Helping the startups with arrangements related to their participation in the program, such as meetings, travel arrangements and other practicalities, such as collecting receipts of their cash expenses.
We expect you to have
Work background: Previous experience at helping to arrange events with other people in a paid job, in a student union or in a hobby organization.
Study background: We are not looking for any specific study background. However, it could be a bonus, if your studies are related to entrepreneurship or food or agro tech.
Knowledge & competences: We are looking for enthusiastic social media content creation and presence. We expect you to be also skilful at engaging people to get the job done, creative at solving problems and able to our use digital tools (Office 365: Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams).
Fluent written and spoken English and Finnish
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
• Mindset: Open-minded, solutions-oriented, result-driven, proactive, analytical mindset
• Collaboration: team-player, good collaboration skills, willingness to work independently
• Communication: good networking and communication skills. Outgoing, natural and professional attitude.
• Way of working: self-driven, well-organised, practical and meticulous
• Other: Willingness to travel
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 Lotta Partanen, Manager, Incubation and Acceleration (tel. +358504802706).
Please send your CV, cover letter and transcript record 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.