We are looking for a research intern!

The Student Union of the University of Oulu is looking for a research intern for a paid internship

The Student Union of the University of Oulu is a public law association of approximately 12 000 students. OYY is an advocacy, education and service organization for its members, and currently employs nine staff. The University of Oulu is an international and multidisciplinary environment with students from over 90 countries.


The Student Union of the University of Oulu is looking for a research intern – apply by 31 January!


As a research intern, you will conduct research on the values of the Student Union. OYY is renewing its strategy in the years 2024-2025, and to support the strategy process we want to conduct a survey about our values and how they are implemented in our everyday actions. 

We require you to have completed previous higher education studies and have excellent proficiency in Finnish or English. Previous research experience, for example in your studies, is considered an advantage. However, the most important thing is that you are self-motivated, enthusiastic and interested in learning and developing yourself.  The research will be conducted in two languages, Finnish and English.

We offer you a nice working environment and the opportunity to develop your professional skills. You will get to do hands-on research in an engaging environment, with feedback and personal guidance. Your work will include designing and implementing the data collection and analyzing the results of your research. The traineeship is well suited for a Master’s thesis, for example.

The duration of the internship is 2.5 months. The internship will begin on week 11 or as arranged with the person selected. The intern will work an average of 30 hours per week, with the principal place of work being the Student Union office in Linnanmaa. The total salary for the traineeship will be €2,798 for the whole period, payable in two instalments (€1,399 per instalment). Please note that to be eligible for a traineeship, you must have access to a traineeship grant from the university.

Applications and CVs should be sent in PDF format by e-mail to hakemukset@oyy.fi. Applications must be received by 23.59 on Wednesday 31 January 2023 at the latest, with the words ’research trainee’ in the subject line. Late applications will not be considered. Some candidates will be invited for interviews after the closing date. Interviews will be held on weeks 6 and 7.

For further information on traineeships, please contact the Secretary General Kauko Keskisärkkä tel. 0405231822 (paasihteeri@oyy.fi).


Student Union of the University of Oulu is a public corporation, the documents we handle are mostly public. Please note that the names of the applicants will be marked in the minutes of the executive board meeting, which can be found on our website. The applications will be processed by the Executive Board of the Student Union of the University of Oulu and staff and they will be kept year after the selection process. The application of the selected applicant will be attached to the minutes of the meeting which is public.

OYY emphasises diversity and equal opportunities in its activities. We welcome applicants from different backgrounds and genders.

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