Salary Competitive

We are YOUR Shortcut…

Why work for us  

We provide you with the opportunity to gain new skills, network with the largest startup campus in the Nordics and the experience of working with an incredible international team. As a member of our team, you are an integral part of our community. This means you will have FREE access to all of our activities aimed at developing you professionally and personally.

Want to know more? Check out our company values:

What we offer

We will provide you with a unique opportunity to:

  • Make a positive impact on individuals and Finnish society;

  • Showcase your ability and increase your employability;

  • Gain experience by working on hands-on, practical projects;

  • Work in the heart of the Maria 01 startup campus and gain access to extensive professional networks;

  • Grow professionally by providing you with 2 hours of protected personal development time. Every. Single. Week.

PLEASE NOTE: this position is designed for students who need work experience for credits. Compensation is dependent on the work experience program. 


What we are looking for

We’re looking for an energetic, brave, responsible, and detail oriented individual eager to make their mark on our events. The role is a fixed term position designed for students in the field of events management, tourism, hospitality or other related fields. We are looking for an individual who wants to gain experience in all aspects of the event planning process and running a business. The selected candidate will have the chance to learn about the industry firsthand and have high accountability as they will be given high priority, real world tasks throughout the internship.

To be successful in this role, you should:

  • Be enrolled in an ongoing related field of study;

  • Have high energy, a positive attitude and an appetite to learn;

  • Strong english skills.

What you will be doing

Your energy will help drive us and our customers towards success! You will do this by:

  • Assisting in all aspects of planning events, working with clients, event coordination, and execution. 

  • Assisting in creating event collateral, and outreach through media and social media channels, and email blasts.

  • Aggressively gather information on each project to achieve quality event execution;

  • Conducting research, making site visits, and finding resources to help staff make decisions about event possibilities;

  • Proposing new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process:

  • Providing outstanding customer service, being an enthusiastic professional, and being able to build relationships with internal and external customers:

  • Being able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines.

Please note: occasionally we host events in the evenings or weekends. But don’t panic! Your hour will be compensated as time off in lieu.

Who we are

We are a small team of 8, all from different backgrounds. We are a reflection of our community, which allows us an authentic, empathic and practical approach to serving our community. We are the voice for immigrant professional integration in Finland, and the number one source for results in  gaining employment. We are owned by the Startup Foundation. Our sister companies are Slush, Junction Maria 01, and Wave Ventures.

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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