Arctic Centre is looking for a trainee in science communication

29.10.2021 10:22

Are you a student interested in Arctic affairs, international activities, and communications? Apply traineeship at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland!

Position is meant for undergraduate and graduate students (bachelor’s and master’s degree) primarily from the University of Lapland or Lapland University of Applied Sciences. Traineeship is not limited to any particular field of study. The duration of the traineeship is three months between January-June 2022. A more specific time will be agreed with the selected trainee.

Trainee will become a member of the science communications unit of the Arctic Centre. Tasks relate to science communication, the work of the Arktikum Science Centre and the general activities of the Arctic Centre, including familiarization with current research projects. In this position, the student is able to become acquainted with the activities of the Arctic Centre as an international center for research and science communication and with Arctic issues in general. 

Practical tasks include among other things maintenance of different communication channels and participation in the organization of events, visits, and the operation of the science centre. Tasks can also be tailored to the person's special skills or interests. The task requires proficiency in English language. Finnish language is not required, so traineeship is also aimed at international students. Applicants are expected to have communication and organizational skills and motivation to act as part of our international work community. Internship grant/voucher granted by applicant’s educational institution is considered as an advantage. 

Salary is 1252 euros per month. Tasks generally require physical presence at the Arctic Centre, located in Rovaniemi at the Arktikum House.

Apply traineeship by sending your motivation letter and CV by 19.11.2021 via email to or to the following address: Lapin yliopisto, Kirjaamo, PL 122, 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland. The applications can also be sent by sheltered post: Please mark as a recipient and “Traineeship, Arctic Centre” as title of the email. The application documents will not be returned to the sender.

For additional information about the traineeship please contact head of science communications Markku Heikkilä, Arctic Centre,, 040 4844300 or communications specialist Anne Raja-Hanhela, 040 0391337.