Aalto Science Institute

Aalto Science Institute AScI internship programme

The Aalto Science Institute internship programme offers undergraduate students (BSc level) the opportunity to participate first-hand in topical research, to interact with the premier research groups at Aalto University, and to network in an international environment.

Positions are available in all schools within Aalto university. They are the schools of Science, Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Business, and Arts, Design and Architecture. The majority of the positions are in the schools of science and engineering. AScI interns are usually hired for twelve weeks in the period June to August.

The interns are employed directly by the departments and research groups, and the exact timing of the internship may be agreed with the hosting department.

Applicants must read through the internship web pages before contacting AScI.

Call for hosts

The call for hosts (for exmaple, research groups at Aalto willing to offer an internship position) and the internship position description form can be found on the AScI forms page.

About AScI internships

In the selection of students for AScI internships, priority is given to students who have not studied or worked at Aalto, and to students coming from Aalto partner universities (the link points to a search tool to find Aalto partner universities).

Application schedule

The applications will open on 16 December 2019. The deadline for applications will be 17 January 2020.

Potential candidates will be contacted in early February 2020.

AScI activities for internship students

  • "Get to know Finland" course. This course is offered for AScI interns in June.
  • AScI seminar for interns. In August, AScI will organise a joint event for all internship students. The interns will present the scientific results of their summer work for supervisors, resident AScI academics, and other students.

Location of AScI internships

All AScI internships are located on the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in Espoo, Finland.


AScI internship students will receive a salary from their hosting department. The salary is sufficient to cover living costs, including accommodation. The salary is determined based on experience and qualifications according to the salary system of Aalto University. The minimum internship salary is 1510 €/ month.


Aalto University Student Union (AYY) offers housing through AYY HOUSING.

Important information:

  • Apartments and rooms are located on the Otaniemi campus area.
  • Rental contracts can only be made for fixed term for three months: 1st June- 31st August and it cannot be terminated.
  • Rooms are not furnished. Furniture can be rented from a private service provider.
How to apply to the AScI internship programme
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