Unilever Summer Internship Marketing/Sales - Finland 2017

Bright Future – Made by you!

Unilever’s mission is to add Vitality to Life. We meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. Our products touch the lives of 2 billion people every day.

Unilever’s purpose is to improve the everyday life of our consumers – to anticipate the aspirations of our consumers and customers and to respond creatively and competitively with branded products and services, which raise the quality of life. As our business grows, so do our responsibilities. We have therefore committed to developing new ways of doing business that will allow us to double the size of our company while reducing our environmental impact.

Unilever Summer Internship – Finland 2017

Unilever’s Summer Internship is a great way to get to know Unilever and to be introduced to the world of business. You will join us for about 10 weeks during the summer months in the Unilever Office in Helsinki.

You will work alongside Unilever employees and a Line Manager with whom you will set goals to measure your performance. As part of your program you will have a personal project that you will deliver to the leadership team at the end of your program. You’ll learn loads, have fun, and students who successfully complete our summer internships will have the opportunity to proceed directly to the Assessment Centre stage for the Unilever Future Leaders Program. Could it get better? – It sure can, this is a paid position!

In 2017, we will offer summer internships in Marketing & Sales/Customer Development functions.


Marketing requires an expert knowledge of your brand, the people who use it and how to communicate with them. So as a marketer, you will work closely with consumers – perhaps commissioning research into their likes, dislikes and behavior. You will liaise closely with agencies in PR, advertising and pack design to help you realize a campaign. And you’ll speak to retailers, Unilever Brand Innovation Centers across the world, and our Supply Chain and Customer Management teams. Being a global leader within the field of marketing, we will teach you all about strategy, brand positioning, understanding consumers, operations, customer management, communication and Innovation.

Customer Development

Without the right promotion or position and without the right level of interest from our customers – the people who actually sell the products to everyday consumers – we are not going to realize the potential of even our most successful brands. And that’s where you fit in.

It is the job of our Customer Development team to persuade our customers to position our products, put up new displays, participate in special promotions and take the risk of buying lots of stock of something new and unfamiliar. And when we say customers we could mean supermarkets, convenience stores, petrol stations, newsagents, chemists, restaurants, hotels – the list goes on. It is a fast moving and exciting place to be, but working here takes a lot of skill. You need to manage relationships with retailers and wholesalers – building business in the long term and dealing with day-to-day issues as they arise. Essentially, you need to influence a whole range of people and you are at the heart of our business.

Your background and skills

  • You are a master student graduating in 2018
  • Your educational background is preferably within marketing or sales and you have of course a passion for brands.
  • You are fluent in Finnish and English both written and spoken.
  • You have work experience and you have most likely spent time living abroad, either as a student or work related.

Furthermore, you are driven, team oriented and ambitious to learn.

Could this be U?

To get the most out of your time with us, we’d like you to be proactive in your own development. You take ownership for learning as much as you can about Unilever and the huge diversity of the business areas we have. We want to hear your ideas, so be ready to have an opinion and to speak up from day one.


Application deadline is the 12th of February 2017. You apply on www.unilever.fi/careers. Your application should be submitted in English. Successful candidates that pass an initial telephone/Skype interview will be invited for an assessment center in March in Helsinki.

Don’t wait with your application – Apply today!

If you have questions about your application or the internship, please contact HR services Finland: [email protected]

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