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InternFest 2024

InternFest is a recruitment event where well-prepared students come to be interviewed directly for open internship positions.

9 November 2023 from 1 to 4 P.M., Laurea Leppävaara campus, main lobby, Vanha maantie 9, 02650 Espoo

InternFest - get to know the person first

You will immediately get a more in-depth view of the student applying for an internship. The student, on the other hand, gets directly to the first stage of the job interview and shows what he is like as a person. Competence and motivation will be reviewed as the discussion progresses. After this, you can invite the potential authors to a second interview - after you have first gotten to know the person.

For who?

We invite companies that have open internships at the time of InternFest for our business administration, law, security, and IT students. The time of the internship can also be later.

More information about study fields below.


A recruitment event where well-prepared students come to be interviewed directly for open internship positions.


Thursday 9 November 2023 from 1 to 4 P.M.

Before the event, the companies have the opportunity to have lunch with the key partnership managers in the restaurant Flow run by our students.


Participation fee €300 (+ VAT 24%)

Make sure that your company has an intern application open during the event - the time of the internship can be later.

Many international experts study at Laurea. Please also note the English-language internships.

Register here


Information about internship

  • How long is the internship? 

    The length of the internship varies from 2.5 to five months. The studies of Laurea students include two internships, which the student can complete either as two separate internships or as one longer internship. Completing a combined internship is currently popular with students.

    The internship can also be completed part-time, in which case the length of one internship period is 400 hours. The student has the opportunity to complete an internship also during the summer, when the internship period can be formed into a fixed-term employment relationship similar to a summer job.

  • Paid or unpaid internship? 

    Internship can be paid or unpaid.
    In a paid internship, the student is employed or employed at the place of internship. In this case, the student and the employer enter into a separate employment contract in accordance with the Employment Contracts Act, in which case the student receives a salary for his internship and is covered by the employer's labor protection. There is no single policy on the size of the salary, but salaries vary depending on the company. In government internships, the salary is around 1400-1700€/month. It is desirable that the intern would be treated the same as other employees, in which case other possible benefits would be in line with that.

    The internship can also be unpaid, in which case the student, the internship representative and Laurea's representative enter into an internship contract. During the unpaid internship, the student is insured by Laurea.

  • When can a student start internship? 

    The student can complete the internship flexibly at a different stage of their studies, so the timing of the internship can easily be adjusted to the needs of the internship provider.

    It is hoped that the trainings arranged at the time of HarkkaFest will start by the summer of 2024.

More information about the event

  • Expertice areas of business students 

    Business Management

    • Human Resources
    • Marketing and sales
    • Project management
    • Financial management and finance
    • Property management
    • Business development and data analytics

    Business Management, Legal competence training

    • Protection of interests
    • Foreclosure and collection
    • Financial and debt counseling
    • Compensation processing


    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Safety, Security and Risk Management

    • Planning, development and administration tasks
    • Managerial or supervisory positions
    • Consulting and training
    • Occupational health and safety, safety, risk management

    Business Information Technology (including Developing digital services and Cyber Security)

    • Planning, development or administrative tasks
    • Consulting and training
    • Managerial or supervisory positions
    • Customer service
  • Practical information 
    1. Register in Lyyti
      • Reserve in advance:
        • Logo
        • Marketing text
        • Billing information
    2. Publish an internship for a business, law, security or IT students on JobTeaser no later than Friday 13 October 2023. More information about JobTeaser you can find here.
      • Internships are used in marketing the event
      • Students will prepare themselves to discuss internships
    3. Prepare for about 10 minutes of interview discussions with students at the stand
      • Things to be considered:
        • The space is not private, so questions should be considered accordingly
        • A good idea could be to focus on the so-called motivational questions and getting to know the person - not focusing on the experience
        • "Why do you want to work in this field/company/etc.?"
        • "What do you want to learn from this training?"
        • "How does this internship fit into your future plans?"
      • If necessary, teaching rooms are also available for private discussions
    4. Book appointments in your calendar in advance for job interviews after InternFest
      • It would be good for the student to be able to book an appointment themself, once they have received permission (e.g. direct link to the calendar)
    5. Prepare your own marketing materials
      • One table and electricity at your disposal
      • Do you need anything else? Be in touch!
    6. Prepare for arrival in Leppävaara
      • Arrival instructions can be found below on the website

  • Arrival instructions 

    Laurea Leppävaara's address is Vanha maantie 9, 02650 Espoo.

    The free parking spaces in the area can be found near the campus: the parking lot of the sports park or the train station. A more detailed picture of the places below.

    There is a small parking lot near the main campus doors where you can unload and pack your things. However, the car may not be parked there.

    If you cannot find the place, you can call the organizer Olga Kymäläinen, tel. 050 472 8612. If necessary, you can also get help from the Leppävaara campus lobby services, tel. (09) 8868 7402.

    We will meet you right in the campus lobby.

  • Schedule 

    From 11 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

    Lunch with key partnership managers at the Flow restaurant. Only for registered users.

    From 1 to 4 P.M.

    InternFest - get to know the person first

    • 15 minutes slots for interviews
    • Fair stand in lobby

More information