The HELSUS interns for the autumn of 2023 – get to know them!

This fall three new people joined the HELSUS community and started their internships each focusing on different types of tasks. Get to know Sonja, Julia and Eero:

Sonja Korhonen

Hello! My name is Sonja Korhonen. I am a new trainee here at HELSUS for the autumn of 2023. I will be assisting in organizing and developing the Sustainability course (SUST-001). 

I’m a student in the General and Adult Education master’s programme in the Faculty of Educational Sciences, with a minor in multidisciplinary environmental studies. I derive great joy from being able to combine my knowledge of adult learning and skill development with the themes of sustainability and the environment. My aim is to help adult learners on their journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle. In my free time, I enjoy reading, swimming, and gardening. 

I am very excited to start my traineeship here at HELSUS and to contribute to a greater cause. It is a dream come true for me. 


Julia Salmi

Hi there! I’m Julia, the communications trainee at HELSUS for the autumn 2023. My responsibilities at HELSUS include everything that has to do with communicating about the activities at HELSUS, such as writing and sharing the monthly newsletter.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Geography, and currently I’m doing my master’s in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability, focusing on development studies and sustainable consumption. I’m especially interested in the social perspective of sustainability and creating community-driven sustainability solutions that contribute to a just society.

Besides the sustainability stuff, I enjoy running, doing pilates, singing and being in nature. I’m really excited to start the internship at HELSUS and begin to learn more about sustainability field in practice.


Eero Ketola

Hi! My name is Eero Ketola and I am a HELSUS trainee for the autumn of 2023. I was previously a non-military serviceman at HELSUS in 2021-2022, and I’m happy to be back working here again! I did my bachelor’s degree in environmental science and I am now on the home stretch of completing my studies in the ECGS master’s programme at the University of Helsinki.

I think HELSUS is a great place to learn loads of new things and apply my skills. I know that some of the perks of the job are contributing productively for sustainability – even if it’s in a small capacity – and meeting new people and I’m very much looking forward to the autumn!

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