IHME Helsinki is seeking a Communications Intern

A group of people walking in the forest, backs towards the camera. Two people are carrying red signs that read IHME in with letters.
IHME Helsinki Commission 2023 at Matokallio Forest in spring 2023. Photo: Suvi-Tuuli Kankaanpää.

IHME Helsinki is a contemporary art commissioning agency that unites the worlds of art, science and climate action. Each year we produce a public artwork and a series of events that offer hope in a time of environmental crisis. Our events are free and open to anyone interested. IHME Helsinki Commission 2024 is the Maaleipä Challenge, designed by London-based Cooking Sections. The Challenge will run from 15 April to 1 September, after which a jury will select the best recipes to be presented at an award ceremony at Teurastamo Kellohalli on 21 September 2024. The Maaleipä Challenge invites all home bakers, bakeries, restaurants, schools, and communities in Finland to create bread recipes that combine the well-being of land, water, and people’s gut microbiomes. Read more about the challenge at

We are now looking for a Communications Intern to assist with the communications and marketing campaign for the Maaleipä Challenge, as well as for other possible production tasks. As an intern you can be either a student or recent graduate. We offer an opportunity to be involved in carrying out a public artwork designed by international artists, and in its social media communications, event marketing and implementation.

As an intern at IHME Helsinki, you will be an important part of the IHME team, which includes the artist duo Cooking Sections and IHME’s Executive Director, Communications Planner, Eco-Coordinator, Events Producer and Audience Workers. You will learn about communications for and production of contemporary art that promotes cultural change in an environmental crisis, as well as ways to consider and reduce the carbon footprint of art production. You will be involved in promoting equality and safer spaces for participation in the arts.

Besides learning about the communications, marketing and production of the main event for the national challenge competition, you will learn about the green transition in agriculture, soil-friendly ingredients, and how these are linked to human health. The challenge is part of Cooking Sections’ wider CLIMAVORE project, which asks how are we to eat as humans change the climate. You will learn more about this international art project that is changing food culture around the world.