For students


​Every year VTT hires dozens of students with diverse educational backgrounds to work as fixed-term trainees or thesis workers. The duration of a traineeship typically varies from a few months to a year. As a trainee you will get the full support of the experts in your research team and beyond, enabling a high level scientific approach.

All positions available for students are listed in the Open positions section. Please apply for your chosen position using the specific online application form.

Thesis worker

Thesis workers do their thesis work related to their studies as a part of a VTT project and is therefore a big part of the success of the project. Thesis workers are not employed by VTT and they get a fee for their thesis. If you are at the final stages of your studies, this might be something for you! If you can’t find a suitable position in our Open positions - section, you can contact our Recruitment team,

Summer trainee

Our summer trainees usually work around three months from June to August. As a summer trainee you substitute VTTers that are on holiday and work in ongoing projects. Our summer trainee positions are mainly for students at the end of their studies, but there might also be some positions for students in their first years of studies. All our open summer internships positions are published in the Open positions -section starting 1 February 2018.

Research trainee

Our research trainees work part-time alongside their studies or full-time at the end of their studies, combining project work with finishing their master’s thesis. You get to familiarize yourself with a researchers work and the tasks are similar to a recently graduated scientist’s tasks. You can also work as a trainee in business support, for instance in communication, finance or human resources.


At VTT, you can also do an internship related to your studies. Our interns are usually studying at a university of applied sciences and have own funding. As an intern, you get to familiarize yourself with research and development work and to develop your knowledge.

VTT Young Professionals

VTT Young Professionals is an active network covering all our main locations in Finland. Through VTT Young Professionals you can meet new people in terms of various activities such as excursions in Finland and abroad, company visits, or workshops on various themes. The aim is to encourage both internal and external networking. VTT Young Professionals is also actively contributing towards the renewal and development of VTT as a workplace and as a globally leading research organization. 

VTT is one of the founding members of YEAR (Young European Associated Researchers). The YEAR network organizes diverse events and trainings for young researchers around Europe.

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VTT Summer Internships 2018

Stay tuned and apply for our summer internships. Internships will be announced starting 1 February 2018 on our open positions page.


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Tel. +358 20 722 7070
Opening hours Mon - Fri 9:00 - 11:00 and 12:00 - 15:00,
UTC +2 time zone