Internship - an opportunity

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An internship is a part of your career planning and is about getting in contact with the working life, that is, step 4 in your career planning process.

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An internship as a natural part of your studies

Internships at Hanken can either be conducted abroad (8 credits) at bachelortriangeln-liten-del-2.gif level or as an advanced course in all subjects at graduate level (8 credits). If you conduct your internship on the bachelor level and as your obligatory stay abroad, the internship should last 3 months in one take.

An internship at graduate level is always implemented within your major and can be done either in Finland or abroad.

For more information on what is required of your internship, reporting on the intership to recieve credits and the course coordinator please see WebOodi.

Hanken encourages students to complete their internships abroad. To support students in their search for international internship positions, internship ads are continuously published on Career Service’s job board. On top of that you can find many interesting international internship opportunities in the EFMD career portal.

Grant for Internship

Hanken offers you the opportunity to apply for a grant for your internship period. You can apply for a grant in the Mobility Online portal twice a year.

Please note that funding is limited and vouchers are granted as long as there are grant funds available. When granting vouchers, Hanken prioritizes internships that constitute an integrated, obligatory part of the bachelor studies.

More information on how you apply for an internship grant can be found here.


Below you can have a look at how some previous internship grant applications rounds have turned out like for Bachelor level students traveling abroad, Master's level students traveling abroad and for non-Finnish Master's students doing their internship in Finland. Keep in mind that only applicants who met the application requirements were taken into consideration in these statistics:


Where have Hanken students done their internships and how was it?

Read about experiences students have had in Career Service’s internship report. Take note of tips and advice of interns before you. You also find a list of internship positions recommended by other interns.



The Erasmus+ program has participants from 37 European countries.

The European Union offers internship grants to students at such universities that have gained a so called "Erasmus University Charter". That means that Hanken annually obtains funds for students that do internships in another European country.

The student automatically obtains the Erasmus+ grant from Hanken without having to apply for it separately.

The year 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus+ programme! erasmus_30_ar_logo_eng.pngDuring these 30 years almost 4,5 million higher degree students had been mobile within the EU. Did you know that 1/3 of all the students who did their internship within Erasmus+ were offered a job at the company they were working at? 

For more information about Erasmus+ please check the European Commission’s web site.

Hanken's Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) 2014-2020:

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Where do I find my internship?

It is you who are responsible to find your own internship. It is good to be a bit critical and think carefully about where you actually want to work. Many students have found their internship via contacts or i.e. a previous summer job. 
You can for example start by having a look at the Career Services job board or our international EFMD career portal here: