Volunteer Coordinator Intern

The Shortcut Helsinki Internship
Salary Unpaid
Are you a bit mad, very driven, and excited about building new things? Look no further! The Shortcut is seeking a talented Volunteer Coordinator to join our team as an intern! We are a talent accelerator, helping people to enter the tech world by either creating a startup or joining one.We're a community-driven non-profit part of Startup Foundation, alongside eg. Slush and Maria01. We support our community through events, workshops and training to develop skills needed in high growth companies.

The Volunteer Coordinator provides vital structure and organisation for managing volunteers at The Shortcut’s events and programs. For those interested in getting involved in the startup ecosystem, becoming a volunteer at The Shortcut is a great way to get an introduction and learn about what it means to be in the Helsinki startup ecosystem. Therefore, ensuring that volunteers have a positive learning experience and are encouraged to join more events is the goal of the position.


Disclaimer: the below stated criteria describe our “perfect candidate”. If you feel that you are kick-ass in some other, unique way and up to this challenge, tell us why and apply!


As an ideal candidate, you are:

  • Energised and driven by subjects such as entrepreneurship, startups, and The Shortcut mission

  • Preferably experienced in organising and coordinating people for events or programs

  • Extremely people oriented with awesome leadership capabilities

  • Structured with the ability to keep people focused in a fast-paced startup organisation with lots of events

  • An excellent team player with terrific interpersonal skills

As a Volunteer Coordinator Intern, you will:

  • Lead the efforts to build up a community of volunteers for Shortcut events and program

  • Ensure a positive volunteer experience that makes volunteers interested in becoming more involved in the startup ecosystem

  • Work closely together with the Events and Programs team to coordinate efforts and human resources

  • Develop processes for keeping track of volunteers and assessing good candidates to be further involved with The Shortcut

  • Organising trainings and events for volunteers

We offer:

  • Platform to showcase your ability and increase your employability

  • Hands-on experience on talent development in the biggest startup ecosystem in the Nordics

  • Access to networking opportunities

  • Working with a diverse community of driven, likeminded doers

Please send us a letter of motivation describing what interests you about the position and The Shortcut, as well as your CV via The Hub so we can get to know you better by November 30th, 2019. In the meantime, should you have any questions, contact Piia on our HR & People Operations team.

For more information or questions please contact us at piia.kuosmanen@theshortcut.org

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Working at
The Shortcut

Diversity as an engine for growth. Our mission is to inspire and empower people from diverse backgrounds to take an active role in (re)building their future, using technology and entrepreneurship. We work towards lowering the barrier of participation for more people to join the startup community and optimising under-utilised skills.Together with our partners, The Shortcut provides inspiration, networks, knowledge and skills to enable new talent and new start-ups.

Read more about The Shortcut

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