For jobseekers

THL employees having a meeting on the couches.

Our vision is to be the most impactful public health institute in the world. We engage in a diverse range of research and development work with the aim of building an equal, equitable and sustainable society, and we produce information to support societal decision-making.

Our values are visible in our work – we are responsibly bold, humane in our interactions and pioneers in equality.

Open positions

You can apply for our vacancies through the service.
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Intern positions

Every year, we employ dozens of interns from different fields of study. We announce our internship vacancies in the service.

You can also send an open internship application to our registry at kirjaamo(at) On your application, you should state what you are studying, what kind of tasks you are interested in and when you would be able to complete the internship.

Responsible recruitment

In line with our core values, we are pioneers in equality also in our recruitment process. Among our applicants, we hope to see people of different ages and genders as well as persons belonging to linguistic, cultural or other minorities.

Our strengths

Our employees feel that THL is a great workplace. Scale of 0–5. 4.3 equitable work community. 4.3 reconciliation of work and private life. 4.3 interesting and challenging tasks. 4.1 learning and renewal at work. Source: employee satisfaction survey 2022.

Equitable work culture

Our work culture is based on trust, responsibility, transparency and equitability. According to the employee satisfaction survey conducted in 2022, our strengths lie, for example, in offering interesting and challenging tasks, providing our employees with comprehensive knowledge of the objectives of the work and fostering a welcoming work community.

Competent personnel

We promote the competence and development of our personnel by offering them training on, for example, customer work, applying for research funding, LEAN working methods and pedagogy aimed at obtaining a docentship. Our employees have an opportunity to take part in various events and seminars.

We encourage our employees to try different ways of learning, such as job rotation and new tasks within the organisation.

Well-being at work

Our goal is to secure the well-being of all our employees in a changing work environment. The building blocks for well-being at work include a conversational atmosphere, guided breaks, professional management and a functional rewarding system. Flexible working hours allow for the smooth coordination of work and leisure time, and many tasks can be carried out either remotely or at the workplace.

In addition to offering them an interesting job, we provide our employees with extensive occupational health care services and sport and culture benefits.

Good leadership

Leadership at THL is professional, and it is constantly being developed even further. All managers receive coaching and work guidance, and their performance is assessed on a regular basis. To support the management work, THL has in place various systems and tools that enable the implementation of knowledge-based management and reporting.


Pay at THL is competitive on the current labour market. THL applies the national government pay system (VPJ). The pay consists of a job compensation based on the complexity of the task and a performance salary that is based on personal performance.

Who we are and what we do

THL employs a wide range of professionals from different fields. Find out more about our employees and their work.

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