Career skills for scientists

Learn more about career options and your transferable skills with a PhD and take the opportunity to apply for a one month financed internship in a company or organization within the public or private sector.

The course includes reflections over what career options that exist and sessions where academic and non-academic careers paths and entrepreneurial options are presented and discussed.

The course also covers time management, project management and networking practice. In addition, the course includes the process and steps in a job application procedure and how to use communication skills in various contexts.

Application closed

40 PhD students have been admitted for 2017 course. Here is a direct link to the course in the PhD course cataloge (KIWAS).


The schedule for 2017 is now published. The course is held on Wednesday afternoons 13.00-17.00 at Campus Solna. Course dates 2017 will be February 1, 8, 15, and 22. Examination/presentation dates will be March 7, 8 or 10 (we will divide the participants into three groups).

Individual assignment

The individual assignment “Career portraits” is described in this document. You are recommended to submit your texts to Natalie von der Lehr to get feedback about improvements.

You will give a presentation about your “Career portraits” (about 10 min) at either March 7, 8 or 10.


The participants in the Careers skills for scientist course can apply for an internship project if your supervisor confirm. This confirmation should be submitted to Career Service at the latest together with your internship application.

Career Service recruit companies and announce the internship projects to you.  We organize a company mingle at KI on March 13, where you can ask questions about the proposed projects. You are eligible to apply for 3 internship projects and application should be submitted to Career Service. The internship is recommended to take place between March and September 2017.

Read more about the internships 2016



Kerstin Beckenius

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 861 32
Organizational unit: Student- och karriärservice


Anethe Mansen

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 863 76
Organizational unit: Student- och karriärservice

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