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Practical issues on traineeship

Most degree programmes include traineeship as mandatory or optional part of the studies. The length and timing of the traineeship varies by the degree programme. In most degree programmes the traineeship can be done either in Finland or abroad. For more information on traineeship, please consult the Study Guide of your degree program, the traineeship course teachers and your faculty study affairs traineeship contact person. More information on For you -section.

Insurance during the traineeship

While doing a traineeship with salary the employer provides the insurance during the traineeship. When it comes to traineeships without salary either in Finland or abroad, student is insured for the accidents by the university.
Read more on  student´s insurance for the accidents occurring during traineeships without payment.

Traineeship forms

You can find instructions specific to your own study programme below.

Internships in the University of Oulu Business School

The goal of internships is to familiarize students with working life, create contacts and networks to future employers.

The detailed descriptions of internships in both Bachelor and Master Degrees in Economics and Business Administration can be found in the Study Guides.

All degree programmes in the field of technology involve a period of (compulsory) practical training course. The goal of practical training is to familiarise the student, under guidance, with practical work related to the student’s academic studies and application of knowledge and skills in working life. Students should look for internship placements themselves. It is important to contact potential employers well in advance.

More information about practical training as a part of studies can be found in each degree programme course descriptions and from the programme coordinators or study advisors of the degree programmes.

Useful links for ITEE students

Teekkarin työkirja is a job-hunting guide for the students studying engineering or architecture in Finland

Career Conselling Services at the University of Oulu.

Traineeships in andoutside Finland by Career Services of the University of Oulu. Follow also job offers in Twitter: @InternshipUO/HarjoitteluFI

Pesti Career Day

There are hundreds of high tech companies operating in Oulu. The most can be found in BusinessOulu company database.

Aarresaari's student services provide strong tools for self-motivated job-seeking and finding key background information. Aarresaari - network of Academic Career Services.

Vacancy database of the Finnish labour administration at www.te-palvelut.fi. Vacancies are mainly in Finnish but you may find some vacancies in English by choosing Avoimet työpaikat (vacancies) > Vapaa sanahaku (keyword): "English"

Summer jobs in Finnish Technology Industries (available in Finnish)

AIESEC offers young people professional and cultural experiences abroad through work abroad programme (Facebook page)

CERN offers exciting internships for students and challenging positions for recent graduates and post-grads.

More links (page available in Finnish)

Share your story and help students to discover their options: töissä.fi

An internship refers to a student working in a position related to their study line to apply what they have learned in practice. For the most important information on internships, please visit the University of Oulu Working Life Connections page, where you can find tips on how to apply for a position and see vacancies addressed to the University of Oulu. A student interested in becoming an intern should first study these general pages and instructions of the university.

The internship included in the Information Processing Science degree programme is an optional course with two types of implementation: either by reporting your work experience afterwards or by preparing a plan of your internship, reporting weekly for two months and preparing a final report. The latter option is mandatory for students doing their internship with the financial support from the university. To complete the internship course, you will need to work in a position in the ICT industry where you can apply the information you have learned during the courses included in the degree programme. You can receive three to five credits from your internship course, depending on how long your internship is: e.g. if you work as a full-time intern for four months, you will receive five credits by reporting it afterwards. In case you have successfully applied for the financial support, you will receive five credits already from two months’ full-time internship including the more extensive reporting as mentioned earlier. The study guide includes separate internship courses for the Bachelor’s (814311A) and the Master’s (814601S) degree programme. You should study the descriptions of these courses with care. You must obtain your own internship and sign an employment contract with your employer. At the end of the internship, your employer will give you a reference.

If you need tips on how to find a job, you may look for vacancies here. Information Processing Science students should be active in order to find a job. Many companies in the ICT sector do not openly publish their vacancies because they do not have the time to handle the workload caused by job applications. Some companies have posted instructions on how to apply for internships on their website or a have an online form you can use. Think about what your strengths and special interests are. Google companies that could have positions that interest you. Boldly contact them. You should also think about turning your online profile into a personal business card/portfolio so that potential employers will get a good idea of what you can do and what you have done in the past. If you need support in finding an internship, you should study the university’s internship grant. An internship sponsored by the university usually lasts for 2 months at minimum.

Criteria for applying Information Processing Science internship support for each degree programme

The university also sponsors internships of Information Processing Science students every year. A limited amount of support is available annually. You should submit your application as soon as the application period starts, as the available amount of support may be exhausted before the end of the application period and support is granted on a first come, first served basis. You should start arrangements for your internship in due time in the autumn before the start of the internship support application period. The internship support is used to cover some of the salary costs of the intern to the employer. The latest information on internship support (such as how much support is available or useful tips for internship placements) can also be found on the internship website. Please visit the website first, because all the information on it also applies to internship support for Information Processing Science students. To apply/receive internship support, the following are also required:

  • You are a student with Information Processing Science as your major and you have enrolled as a present student
  • Your studies enable internship in positions included in the scope of Information Processing Science
  • You have not received any internship support from the University of Oulu before
  • You undertake to include the internship for which you receive support as part of your optional studies (Internship in ICT duties [814311A] OR Work Experience in ICT responsibilities [814601S]) by submitting a report on your internship without delay (for more specific instructions, please see the learning environment)
  • You have agreed on the internship with the contact person in charge of internships in Information Processing Science before starting work (see the contact information below) 

The university also supports internships of degree students that take place abroad. More information on this support is also available on the internship website.

Contact person 

University lecturer Tonja Molin-Juustila

tonja.molin-juustila (at) oulu.fi

When contacting her, be ready to provide some background informatio: empyer, duties at workplace, duration of wrok contract and agreed timing for the training. 

There are two courses, Practical Training (521015A) for bachelors degree phase and Advanced Practical Training (521016A) for masters phase of studies. In Bachelor's degree training is not compulsory but in Master's it is.

In addition it's possible to get extra course Expert Training (521017S) for 1,5 ECTS credits for each year of working (maximum 5 ECTS).

You can take also 5 ECTS training courses (521018A or 521026S) that substitute 3 ECTS courses on bachelor or master level. The documents for 5 ECTS courses can be found at the end of this page.

For more information on Practical training, contact Hannu Sorvoja.

Practical training document

Practical training report

 

 

 

Contact person 

University lecturer Riku Hietaniemi 

riku.hietaniemi (at) oulu.fi

When contacting him, be ready to provide some background informatio: empyer, duties at workplace, duration of wrok contract and agreed timing for the training. 

 

Harjoitteluun valmistautuminen alkaa yhteydenotolla harjoitteluopintojaksosi vastuuopettajaan. Opettajan kanssa käytävissä keskusteluissa varmistetaan, että harjoittelua koskevat suunnitelmasi, tavoitteesi ja harjoittelupaikkasi vastaavat harjoittelulta edellytettäviä osaamistavoitteita, sisältöä ja kestoa. Samalla saat ohjeet harjoittelun dokumentoimiseen ennen ja jälkeen harjoittelun. Harjoittelutuki- ja sopimusasioissa auttaa tarvittaessa myös harjoittelun yhteyshenkilö (koulutuksen lähipalvelut).

Ks. lista terveystieteiden mahdollisista harjoittelupaikoista

Internship is a voluntary part of all Master’s Degrees in Economics and Business Adminsitration in the University of Oulu Business School.

To find more information on internships the contact person the responsible person to sign Confirmation of Internships and Internship agreements is Sakari Nikkilä (pentti.nikkila@oulu.fi)

Internships in Finland

The University of Oulu awards support for traineeships in Finland. The detailed information can be found in Support for Traineeships in Finland website.

Internships outside Finland

For internships outside Finland the University of Oulu awards three different kinds of grants: Erasmus and Embassy grants and Grants for Internships outside Finland. For more information please visit Traineeships outside Finland website.

New Portal for Internships Abroad

Oulu Business School has started collaboration with EFMD Global Career Services Network to offer students an exclusive platform for searching global internship opportunities. You can login (only with UniOulu student email userid) to EFMD Global Network platform to find internships, trainee positions, and graduate positions from companies around the world.You can also complete an online assessment focused on work-related behavior, numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, and motivation. The online assessment is only for your personal assessment.
The link to Higher Portal can be found
here.

Internship (721065S) as a part of Master´s degree

You can find course description, instructions on reporting and instructions on how to get your internship position approved by the Business School and how to gain credits here.

Harjoittelu 2011 tai sen jälkeen opintonsa aloittaneilla (24 op)

Lääketieteen lisensiaatin tutkinnossa opintoihin kuuluu pakollista harjoittelua (amanuenssuuri). Harjoittelun suorittamisesta määrätään 1.1.2013 voimaan tulleessa uudessa harjoitteluohjesäännössä, jota noudatetaan kaikien v. 2011 tai sen jälkeen opintonsa aloittaneiden opiskelijoiden harjoitteluissa. Jokaisella harjoittelujaksolla on käytettävä harjoittelukirjaa. Tutustu huolellisesti harjoitteluohjesääntöön sekä harjoittelukirjan ohjeisiin ennen harjoittelun alkua.

Harjoitteluun liittyvät lomakkeet:

Harjoittelu ennen 2011 opintonsa aloittaneilla (30 op)

Lääketieteen lisensiaatin tutkinnossa opintoihin kuuluu pakollista harjoittelua (amanuenssuuri). Amanuenssuurien suorittamisesta määrätään amanuenssuuriohjesäännössä.

Harjoittelun laajuus:

Poliklinikka-amanuenssuuri

yht. 6.0 op

  • sisätautien poliklinikka-amanuenssuuri
  • kirurgian poliklinikka-amanuenssuuri

3.0 op (2 vko)
3.0 op (2 vko)

Amanuenssuuri

24.0 op (16vko)

Haettaessa amanuenssuurin hyväksymistä tutkintoon tulee 1.9.2012 lähtien käyttää lomaketta "Hakemus amanuenssuurin hyväksymiseksi tutkintoon". Lomakkeen liitteenä tulee palauttaa työtodistus suoritetusta harjoittelusta.

Internship is a mandatory part of Bachelor Degree in Economics and Business Administration.

To find more information on internships the contact person and the responsible person to sign Confirmation of Internships and Internship agreements is Elina Hyrkäs (elina.hyrkas@oulu.fi)

Internships in Finland

The University of Oulu awards support for traineeships in Finland. The detailed information can be found in Support for Traineeships in Finland website.

Internships outside Finland

For internships outside Finland the University of Oulu awards three different kinds of grants: Erasmus and Embassy grants and Grants for Internships outside Finland. For more information please visit Traineeships outside Finland website.

Harjoittelu (724100P) as a part of Bachelor´s degree

You can find course description, instructions on reporting and instructions on how to get your internship position approved by the Business School and how to gain credits here.

English Philology

To include work practise to your studies, please contact:

University teacher Juha-Pekka Alarauhio, tel. 040 728 9132, juha-pekka.alarauhio@oulu.fi

682304S Work Practice is an optional course for major students of English Philology.

Last updated: 3.10.2019