Currently available traineeships

 

Wood utilization in prefabricated residential construction

A lot of attention was given recently to the development of new wood-based building materials that help modernizing the construction sector to more sustainable and climate-friendly approaches. We would like to improve the knowledge on the raw material use in the production of prefabricated buildings. The analysis will start with creation of an overview of significant prefab construction companies active in the Nordic countries, and a presentation of the most common types of dwellings sold on the market. In a second stage, the student will engage with selected companies to analyse the raw material inputs and processing efficiencies. This topic could also be modified e.g. in geographical focus, depending on the student background and interests.

Skills required: 

•    Confident communicator
•    Capacity of reviewing, compiling and synthesizing information
•    Solid organization skills
•    Proficient in English language
•    Nordic language skills (Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian or Danish) are an asset
•    Good writing skills
•    Microsoft office applications

Duration: Minimum 6 months (flexible)

Trainees need to be granted a study grant or scholarship prior arrival. EFI can provide limited assistance with the grant application process if necessary.

Traineeship location: Joensuu/online
Contact persons: Jo Van Brusselen (jo.vanbrusselen@efi.int) Mariana Hassegawa (mariana.hasegawa@efi.int)


Forest Products Trade Flow Database – systems development

EFI maintains a database system to provide an up-to-date, neutral, comprehensive source of forest products bilateral trade statistics to the public through an online interface. The data are queried from UN COMTRADE and go through a validation process before being made accessible online. The system includes a possibility to produce on-the-fly pdf reports that follow predefined formats. We seek a highly skilled trainee to develop additional report formats and to improve the data visualization options. For more info, see: https://www.efi.int/knowledge/databases/fptf

Skills required: Confident English language user, excellent coding ability with R statistical software (Linux, Windows), MySQL and on-line visualization applications

Duration: Minimum 6 months (flexible)
Trainees need to be granted a study grant or scholarship prior arrival. EFI can provide limited assistance with the grant application process if necessary.

Traineeship location: Joensuu
Contact person: Jo Van Brusselen (jo.vanbrusselen@efi.int)