Internship for Aalto students: PROJECT / COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR


Aalto Global Impact (AGI) is looking for a multitalented trainee with an interest in sustainability to assist with project and communication.

Aalto Global Impact (AGI) promotes and facilitates Aalto University’s research and education for global sustainable development, focusing on Africa, Asia and Latin America regions. Our key objectives are to: 

    • • Build students’ capabilities through interactive challenge-
      based learning
      • Support transdisciplinary and sustainability-themed research
    • • Engage academic and societal stakeholders to enable multicultural co-creation

The Project / Communication Coordinator Trainee supports the AGI team in communication and assisting in the implementation of externally funded projects in East Africa and South Asia. The person represents Aalto Global Impact and works under the supervision of AGI Director Riina Subra. 

 Key responsibilities include: 

    • • Assist in the implementation of PBL East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania) project funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
    • • Assist in the implementation of the PBL South Asia (Bhutan, India and Nepal) project funded by Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education instrument
    • • Assist in the starting phase of AgriSCALE (Zambia, Kenya, Uganda) project funded by Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education instrument
    • • Assist in planning and organizing events organized by AGI
    • • Develop articles and communication content on sustainability-related Aalto projects and activities for Aalto/AGI website and social media
    • • Support in preparing funding applications for new Aalto University coordinated, multidisciplinary research, education and/or innovation projects in the field of global sustainable development

Education, experience and skills necessary for this role:

      • • Bachelors degree in business, technology, design, architecture or relevant field
      • • Some experience in project planning, monitoring and implementation
      • • Familiarity with problem-based education
      • • Excellent written and spoken English language skills – ability to adapt messages to different audiences
      • • Some experience in working in communication
      • • Good teamwork skills and ability to multitask
      • • Interest in sustainability themes
      • • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
      • • Social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.


• The employment contract will be made at a minimum until end of June and maximum until end of December 2020. Preference will be given to candidates who are prepared to work until the end of 2020 

• Salary: 2050 €/month for bachelor level student/ 2150 €/month for master’s level student for full-time work (part-time work is negotiable, min. 4 days/week). • Office premises will be at Aalto University Väre building, Otaniementie 14, Espoo 

Please submit your application letter and CV to Riina Subra ( by February 2020. Potential candidates will be invited for an interview in February 2020. 

For more information, contact Riina Subra (+358-50-4066251).   

This post was written by Roope Kiviranta

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