Internship at the Kilpisjärvi biological station for the summer of 2023

Do you want to put on your rubber boots and head north? We are looking for a university intern for the Kilpisjärvi biological station for the summer of 2023.

The biological station of the University of Helsinki has been operating in Kilpisjärvi since 1964. The station conducts versatile field research in varying (sub-) arctic conditions.

You'll participate in the station's long-term monitoring in the field and assist the station's customers in their projects. The core of the station's summertime monitoring is burrower monitoring, different types of vegetation monitoring, the Kilpisjärvi fishery survey and the biodiversity monitoring of the global LifePlan project. You will spend most of your time in the field collecting materials and maintaining research fields as part of the station's field team, but if necessary you will also support other functions of the station.

The application is aimed at university students of biology, environmental sciences or similar educational programs. The work lasts 3-4 months in the period June 1-September 30. More specific start and end dates can be agreed separately. The job requires ability to move in nature and Finnish language skills. We value initiative, problem-solving and communication skills, English language skills and a driver's license. Send a free-form application and CV to hannu.autto[at] no later than Monday 20 March 2023. Title the email as follows: "trainee application (applicant's name)". We ask that you clearly mention your education program in the application, as well as your possible right to trainee support offered by your educational institution. Questions preferably by phone to the station's service coordinator at 050-4651226 between March 15 and March 17.

The trainee's salary is 1 500 €/month. We offer the possibility of accommodation in the student apartment of the Kilpisjärvi biological station.