Ålands fredsinstitut
The Åland Islands Peace Institute

Hamngatan 4
AX-22100 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland
Tel. +358 18 15570
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The Åland Islands Peace Institute (ÅIPI) welcomes interns from different backgrounds to professionally develop in a range of different roles. ÅIPI values providing internship opportunities, as these are seen as a way for ÅIPI to promote and support the development of knowledge and competence within its areas of interest. All of our interns are given personal guidance and supervision during the internship, and the tasks may vary greatly depending on ongoing current projects.

Our former interns have come from many different backgrounds. We have had students of sociology, international relations, international law, and languages, just to mention a few. Interns' tasks have often included taking care of seminar arrangements, assisting in research, as well as supporting our work by adding and updating information on our homepage and on social media.

In order to be eligible for an internship at ÅIPI, you must have completed at least one year of your studies, and you should not have graduated with a Master’s degree yet. Internships are offered twice a year, with calls for applications usually in September/October and April/May. For specific deadlines and current opportunities, look out for announcements on the open vacancies page or subscribe to our newsletter.

In general, the internships are full-time and ten weeks long, unless otherwise agreed. The internship is officially unpaid, but it is often possible to receive a €1,500 monthly internship grant from the Åland Labour Market and Student Service Authority (AMS). See the AMS guidelines in Swedish. You should also check whether your institution offers internship grants.

Contact person: Research Coordinator Petra Granholm, petra(at)peace.ax, +358 18 21950.


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Former interns Martha Hannus, Lovisa Arlid and Charlotte Winberg


Our interns

Below you can find information about our interns and their tasks.

New intern: Marielle Fellman

2018-12-10 14:46:45

MarielleMarielle Fellman will be an intern at the institute from November 2018. She has a one year master degree in Human Geography from Örebro University. During the internship Marielle will focus mainly on information and organisation of seminars.

Intern autumn 2018 - Lauren Stevens

2018-10-03 09:52:50

Lauren StevensLauren Stevens will be a communications intern at the Åland Islands Peace Institute from the end of September to the end of November 2018. She is originally from Britain, and currently studies the Master’s programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research at the University of Tampere. For her Master’s thesis, she is researching the impact of Britain leaving the EU (Brexit) on the peace process in Northern Ireland. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies and Spanish language from the University of Chester in Britain. The third year of her Bachelor’s degree (2013-14) consisted of a Year Abroad Placement through the Erasmus Programme, a European Union (EU) student exchange programme. During this time, she lived in Melilla, a Spanish autonomous city located on the north coast of the African continent that shares a border with Morocco. There, she worked for the British Council as an English Language Assistant in a secondary school. She speaks English at a native level and has prior studies in Spanish and Finnish at intermediate levels. She is participating in a beginners’ Swedish course at evening classes alongside her internship at the institute.

Lauren has written a text about her internship. Read it unde read more below.

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