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 several fields of study ranging from mathematics, physics and computer science to e.g. complex systems and brain research. AScI interns are usually hired for three months, and the typical training period is from 1 June until 31 August.

The interns are employed by departments and research groups of the School of Science, the School of Electrical Engineering, the School of Engineering and the School of Chemical Engineering. 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 (i.e., research groups at Aalto willing to offer an internship position) and the internship position description form can be found on the Aalto University Intranet.

About AScI internship

In the selection of students to the AScI internship positions, priority is given to students who have not yet been studying or working 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 08 January 2019. The deadline for applications will be 31 January 2019.

Potential candidates will be contacted in early March 2019.

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 interns

All AScI interns 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, for example student accommodation. The salary is determined based on experience and qualifications according to the salary system of Aalto University for student interns. 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 AScI internship programme
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