If the internship subsidy is a precondition for hiring a trainee, the School of Business may, if necessary, support the placement with an internship subsidy of no more than EUR 1,800. Support is available within the financial budget. There are conditions concerning both the student and the employer. If you do not need internship subsidy, you can offer an internship by submitting an advertisement to JobTeaser.
Familiarise yourself with the internship criteria and what to do if you want to utilise the subsidy.
Criteria for placement with internship subsidy
- The internship employer must be a small or medium-sized company (less than 250 employees), a state organisation in Finland, a Finnish embassy or permanent representation abroad, or a non-profit organisation in Finland.
- Placements can be offered to international undergraduate students at the School of Business (bachelor's and master's level) studying in the above-mentioned degree programmes. Please note that the internship subsidy for small and medium-sized enterprises is not intended for recruiting Finnish School of Business students. This internship subsidy cannot be used to hire students from other fields of Aalto University.
- We provide subsidies only for paid internships in the fields of business. The salary must be at least in accordance with the limit of work that meets the Social Insurance Institution of Finland's employment condition (monthly salary at least EUR 1399 in 2024) in order to be eligible for a internship subsidy.
- The minimum duration of the placement is 2 months and the maximum is 6 months.
- The placement may be full-time or part-time. The internship subsidy is €1,800 (min. 3 months of full-time placement or 24 weeks of part-time minimum 20 h/week placement) or €1,200 (min. 2 months of full-time placement or 12 weeks of part-time minimum 20 h/week placement). The placement may be longer than 3 months, but the maximum amount of the subsidy is EUR 1,800. The placement is not subject to VAT.
- The employer of the placement undertakes to be responsible for the orientation and supervision of the student throughout the placement. A further prerequisite for paying the training subsidy is that the employer and the trainee together complete the student's placement target plan / learning contract. The student submits the plan to the school within one month of the start of the placement.
- In a calendar year, an internship employer may only hire one student of the Aalto University School of Business through this internship programme.
- The internship subsidy must always be agreed on well in advance with the School of Business before the placement begins. The internship subsidy is not available for placements that have already started or have already ended.
The employer pays the student's salary for all internship months and invoices the School of Business for the internship subsidy after the internship period.
An internship subsidy agreement is concluded between the employer and the School of Business before the placement begins.
The employer of the placement concludes a fixed-term employment relationship with the student for the duration of the placement and a written employment contract is drawn up as proof of the employment relationship between the employer and the student. Aalto University does not offer a ready-made employment contract template.
We reserve the right to make changes.
These are the instructions if you want to take advantage of the possibility of an internship subsidy
- Internship offers within the scope of the supported placement will be sent in English via Aalto JobTeaser for employers form. Please, use Aalto's own form. Please, read our terms and conditions before submitting the advertisement.
- Add the following text to the beginning of the notification: This internship requires Aalto University School of Business's internship support. Students, please see more information from https://www.aalto.fi/en/other-studies/biz-internships-in-finland and apply for an internship voucher before you apply for this internship.
- The placement salary, the start and end dates of the placement and whether the placement is full-time or part-time (hours) must be clearly mentioned in the advertisement.
- The advertisement must clearly state the placement assignments. The assignments must be related to fields of business.
- Finnish language skills may not be required for the placement.
- Important: Please, mark the advertisement with the tag "No Finnish needed".
- We will look through the advertisement once it arrives at the Aalto JobTeaser service. We are in contact with you, so, please, enter the name and email address of the contact person responsible for the internship. We reserve the right to accept or reject an advertisement requiring internship subsidy.
- When the position is open to students, the interested students will apply the internship voucher from the School of Business and, after receiving it, will normally apply for the position directly in accordance with your instructions. When the student is selected for your position, the student will provide the School of Business with the details of their placement, after which we will contact you in connection with concluding the internship support agreement.
A supported internship at a higher education institution is a useful experience not only for the student but also for the employer - at best, the intern brings fresh perspectives and new ideas to the workplace. The tasks of the placement must be such that the student can utilise the knowledge and skills acquired in their studies, learn new things and develop working life skills and professional competence.
An example of a successful placement.