Start date



3 – 6 months


Fully in person – company’s office


language skills

English C1

Jolma Architects is looking for enthusiastic and talented interns to work with us on exciting national and international architectural design competitions and projects related to urban design, housing design and architectural composition. Candidates may be students or recent graduates who are looking to gain valuable industry experience with an innovative architecture practice. 

We believe in making the most of opportunities. That’s why we encourage our interns to take full advantage of their time in Finland, whether it be seeing the northern lights, enjoying nearly 24 hours of sunshine in the summer, or ice swimming in the winter. We also regularly plan social activities together as a team including sauna evenings. Understanding local knowledge is an important part of projects. We like to plan excursions to visit sites we’re designing around Finland, and often combine these with visits to important Finnish buildings and sights.

YOUR Tasks and responsibilitIes

Phase 1: 

  • Introduction to competition workflow 
  • Introduction to meeting procedures 
  • Introduction to Scandinavian architecture and building design 

Phase 2: 

  • Conceptual design of a public building. 
  • Introduction to professional 3D modelling 
  • Introduction to urban design and circular economy concepts 

Phase 3: 

  • 3D modelling of an urban design competition 
  • Introduction to architectural presentation and postproduction 
  • Postproduction work of a public building. 
  • Reflection of learned skills and further development


Training and learning elements of internship

You will acquire knowledge on:

You will gain specific experience in best practices of professional architectural workflow, Scandinavian architecture and building design, conceptual design of a public buildings, professional 3D modelling, urban design and circular economy concepts, and architectural presentation and postproduction.

You will acquire skills in:

Architectural and urban design skills, 3D modelling and postproduction skills, knowledge of architectural company workflow and meeting procedures.




Student or graduate of Architecture, Landscape architecture or urban design.

Skills and experience

Experience with working with relevant 3D modeling and Adobe CC programs.


Interested? Then send us your application!

To apply send your CV and portfolio. 

We offer a friendly and encouraging environment where interns can gain knowledge of urban design and architecture in Finland and gain experience in a professional and fast-paced office. As a benefit of the internship free accommodation is provided in an exclusive shared apartment. However, the internship is not compensated with any other stipend, and candidates are required to source outside funding to meet their other living expenses.  



Finding a suitable place to live in an unfamiliar country can be difficult. Our internships come with the possibility to rent a place in an exclusive shared apartment. The apartment is 119,5m2 and designed by the office of Alvar Aalto. The apartment is furnished with antique furniture designed by Alvar Aalto. The apartment is fully furnished, with beds, blankets, kitchen appliances and cutlery. Other amenities include a washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, hairdryer and vacuum cleaner. 

The apartment is located in the centre of the beautiful town of Tampere in Western Finland, just 600 m from the office. Accommodation in the apartment and a separate bedroom is subject to availability.


The internship is preferably conducted “Fully in person – company’s office”, but if needed, it can be arranged either “Fully in home office” or “Blended – partially from home office / in person”.


Only within Erasmus+ Traineeship Programme (receiving grant/with zero grant)

Financial compensation


Other reimbursement support

Accommodation support

Computer provided?

Yes, only for office


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