The internship is an optional part of the Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning. Recommended time for completion is during the second year.
The internship gives the student an opportunity to make contacts with potential employers, learn from experts with practical experience and reflect on her/his own performance, learning process and professional role and ethics.
The student can work in the public sector, in the private sector or in an NGOs or other relevant organization in the field of urban planning, urban research or urban development. After the working period the student writes a report using the internship report template where the main tasks are described and the performance, learning process, and professional role and ethics are analyzed and reflected.
As there are different career options depending on your target degree, career planning is discussed in Personal Study Plans (PSP). Discuss about the internship with your designated PSP teacher. Responsible PSP teachers also approve the internship afterwards.
Below you find information about career planning possibilities in the University of Helsinki and Aalto University.
University of Helsinki
Career Services provides career counselling and guidance on traineeships, in addition to which it organises events related to job seeking and career opportunities. Career Services is active on social media. A newsletter is also available for subscription.
The mission of Aalto University Career Services is to facilitate our students in finding relevant employment by mediating appropriate vacancies, organizing career and recruitment events, offering internship support in Finland and grants for internships carried out abroad and enhancing our students’ job hunting skills. We serve both students and employers, and also provide Aalto University with information and statistics on the placement of our graduates.
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