Community Outreach 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 3-4 Community Outreach Interns to join our team! 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 trainings to develop skills needed in high growth companies.

The general scope of your responsibility will consist of Community Management, mainly:

  • Being the face of The Shortcut Lab at Maria 01 and of our community

  • Doing roadshows as well as representing The Shortcut at events (fairs, conferences etc.)

  • Managing the relationship with other actors in the startup ecosystem (such as Maria01, Aaltoes, Startuplifers, Kiuas etc.)

  • Facilitating events for our community

  • Being up to date on what is going on in the startup ecosystem

  • Supporting on-boarding and off-boarding of our interns and staff

  • Supporting planning, building and hosting community events and event marketing communication, maintaining our online community platform, and supporting marketing

You are:

  • Energised and driven by subjects such as talent development, diversity in tech and the Shortcut mission

  • Ambitious, willing to grow as a community leader, and seeking to demonstrate your abilities

  • Enthusiastic about interacting with people and making new connections

  • Excellent in communication and interpersonal skills: you make a good impression, and can get along with different kinds of people

  • Socially and professionally well-connected and have an outgoing personality

  • Able to respond to challenges by generating results, getting feedback, and improving based on that feedback

  • Great at public speaking, and confident in presenting The Shortcut to various audiences

We offer:

  • Platform to showcase your ability and increase your employability

  • Access to networking opportunities

  • Working with a diverse community of driven, likeminded doers

  • Exciting and fast growing working environment.

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 meanwhile, should you have any questions, contact Lis Balaj on our Community Outreach Team.

For more information or questions please contact us at

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.

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