Are you the one we are looking for?


Our program is targeted for 3+ year-students in a university or a university of applied sciences who are interested in widening the perspective by working abroad. We have open internships at UPM's locations in Finland.

As a UPM intern you'll have a great opportunity to work in a truly international company. Traineeship is an excellent way to learn to know UPM and a stepping-stone for a potential career with us. Last year most of our trainees had their own project work or a study related to the operations in the site.

The UPM Bioforce trainee program was initiated in 2011. UPM’s President and CEO Jussi Pesonen established a fund on his 50th anniversary to support international exchange of the Paper Engineers’ Association’s (PI) student members.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

Two positions for students coming to Finland are available in:
Lappeenranta (about 220 km Northeast from Helsinki): Research & Development
1.Technology review on how to increase the absorption of kraft/fluff fibers. The focus of the work will be literature study.
2. Technology review on characterization and behaviour of phenolic resins used in plywood and impregnation. The focus of the work will be literature study and some lab scale testing.

One position is available in:
Kymi Mill in Kouvola, (about 150 km Northeast from Helsinki): Pulp or paper production
1. The focus of the work will be in the pulp or paper production project.

Ideal candidate

We have some requirements for the students. Can you identify yourself from the list below?
- 3+ years of studies of relevant area (in a university or university of applied sciences)
- proactive, demonstrating curiosity for development and renewal
- fluent in both spoken and written English.

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What do we offer?

In addition to the intern salary, your round-trip travel costs to place of traineeship will be covered. The receiving UPM location will help in finding accommodation for the trainee. However, the cost of the accommodation will be trainees own responsibility. The practical details will be discussed in the selection process. The internships start is negotiable, preferably August or September and duration is about 2 - 3 months.

How and when to apply?

Send your application (including motivation letter and CV) through our pages: The application period for positions in Finland is until 21.06.2015.
The interviews by UPM will take place during June-July and the final selections are made by early August. All applicants are contacted by email or phone when the selections have been made.

Where to get more information?

In case you have additional questions about application process, call our Contact Centre tel. +358 20 414 6600 or email to
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