Helsinki Security Forum Internship 2023 Program

Helsinki Security Forum Internship 2023 Program for International Relation Students

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs is a research institute whose mission is to produce high quality, topical information on international relations and the EU. The Institute realizes its aims by conducting research as well as by organizing domestic and international seminars and publishing reports on its research and current international issues. The Institute also publishes a journal, Ulkopolitiikka (Finnish Journal of Foreign Affairs) and maintains a specialized library.

The Institute is looking for two (2) interns for the summer and autumn of 2023. We are looking for students interested in international relations to support the work at the Institute.

We expect you to be prepared to perform a wide variety of tasks, to take initiative, to be able to coordinate your work and to be thorough. We expect you to be fluent in English. We have two positions. You should state in your application which position you are applying for.:
1. Assistant in information management, three months during Spring/Summer/Autumn 2023
2. Conference assistant (15.7.-15.10.2023)

We’re looking for the position of the assistant in information management a university student who is interested in learning about the Institute’s information services and information management. The intern will participate in the day-to-day work concerning the library and document management, in the library’s collection management as well as arranging and sorting of the paper archive. The intern will also during the summer have the possibility to do a small independent project based on the intern’s own interests and the need of the Institute. We hope the student has studies in information management (f.ex. information studies, information management or electronic archiving) as well as an open mind for the work in hand. Students in information management from vocational schools can also apply for the position, then the traineeship subsidy isn’t necessary. A working knowledge of Finnish is required for this position.

The tasks of the conference assistant will be related to the preparation and organisation of the international security conference Helsinki Security Forum (HSF) which FIIA is arranging in the autumn. The tasks can include, but are not limited to, keeping in touch with the speakers and guests, helping with the communication and practicalities of the event, before and during the HSF. The successful candidate needs to be fluent in English, and previous conference-related work experience is considered an asset.

The salary is 1 700e/month. In your application you must confirm that you have been granted or that you are entitled to a traineeship subsidy. Applications which do not fill the requirements will not be taken into consideration.

You can send your application to the Institute either by e-mail ( or by post (Finnish Institute for International Affairs, P.O. Box 425, 00101 Helsinki). The deadline for the applications is April 6th, 2023, at 16.15 (EEST). Applications that are late will be ignored. Applications and attachments will not be returned.

For more information on the Institute, see our website at

More information about the internship: Project Manager Marie-Louise Hindsberg, +358 9 432 77 12, Tue 7.3., 11-12 and Wed 15.3., 14-15. Senior Specialist Johanna Meltti, + 358 505740202, answers to inquiries concerning the position of the assistant in information management.