Aalto Science Institute

Aalto Science Institute AScI internship programme

The Aalto Science Institute internship programme offers foreign undergraduate students employment opportunities to participate first-hand in topical research, to interact with the premier research groups at Aalto University, and to network in an international environment.

Applications for summer 2020 closed on 17.01.2020. All applicants will be informed of the decision at the latest by Feb 28. Emailing us will not result in being informed earlier.

How to apply to the AScI internship programme

Positions are potentially 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. The positions usually last for twelve weeks in the period June to August, which is the maximum length of AScI contract.

The students are employed as research assistants directly by the departments and research groups, and the exact timing of the employment should be agreed upon with the hosting department.

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

AScI application and selection schedule

In the selection of students, priority is given to students who have not studied or worked at Aalto, and to students coming from Aalto partner universities.

Application schedule

Positions published and applications opened


Deadline for applications


Student selection and interviews

early February

Invitation letters from Departments

beginning of March

Internship, Get to know Finland course, AScI seminar

June-August 2020 (12 weeks)

Activities for AScI students

  • "Get to know Finland" course. This course is offered only in June.
  • Regular Friday lunch social gatherings
  • AScI seminar. In August, AScI will organise a joint event for students in the programme. The participants will present the scientific results of their summer work for supervisors, resident AScI academics, and other students.


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


Students will be employed as research assistants by 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 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.
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