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Apply to become a digital ambassador

We are looking for new digital ambassadors! It’s extra cash, fun and helping others in one beautiful package! What’s not to like? You are eligible to apply if you are a 1st year student admitted to any of the global bachelor’s or master’s programmes at Karolinska Institutet.

Collage of digital ambassadors.

Do you want to help prospective students informing them about studying at Karolinska Institutet and living in Stockholm? Are you a good storyteller keen on sharing your student experience as a blogger, vlogger or Facebook/Instagram ambassador? Do you enjoy team work?

As a digital ambassador, you will be representing Karolinska Institutet. We expect all ambassadors to:

  • Attend our monthly meetings plus personal/team meetings where we chit-chat and plan your activity for the coming month(s).
  • Answer questions to prospective students via email, skype and phone.
  • Show visiting prospective students what a day in your shoes is like. We call it “Shadow a student”

Other small job opportunities could come up too, such as helping your fellow ambassadors or others at KI. These odd jobs are given out on a first-come first-served basis.

We have described the different roles we are looking for below. We are looking for creative students from all of our global bachelor’s and master’s programmes and with any background. It’s important for us to have a diverse group with mixed nationalities. You don’t have to be a native English speaker – just good at communicating in English.

Have a look and see if you can imagine yourself doing any of this. If the answer is yes, apply!

8 bloggers for the Student Blog

You will write 2-4 blog posts a month with a focus on what you learn and experience at your study programme and in campus activities.

Requirements: Experience from following blogs or blogging yourself is a plus but not a must. It is important that you are interested in blogging and writing.

Please note! For this intake we are only looking for bloggers from the following programmes:

  • Biomedicine (bachelor’s level only)
  • Bioentrepreneurship
  • Global Health
  • Health Economics, Policy and Management
  • Nutrition Science
  • Policy and Management
  • Public Health (Health Promotion & Prevention track only)
  • Toxicology

1 vlogger for our YouTube channel

Three students manage the YouTube channel Karolinska Institutet student blogs and we are looking for one new vlogger. You will regularly produce videos with a focus on what you learn and experience at your study programme and in campus activities.

Requirements: Some experience in filming and editing videos on a smartphone. Your application must include a max. 2 min long video where you introduce yourself (more information below).

1 Instagram ambassador for KI Students

Two students manage the Instagram account KI Students and we are looking for one new ambassador. You will take photos related to student life at KI and post them regularly on our Instagram account. You will be responsible for re-gramming the other ambassadors’ Instagram photos and keeping track of special occasions to be highlighted on the account (Swedish festivities, application deadlines etc.)

Requirements: Some experience in photography but more importantly a passion for taking photos. It’s a plus if you have your own camera, but it’s not required. It’s also a plus if you are already active on Instagram.

1 Facebook ambassador for Karolinska Institutet student

Two students manage the Facebook page Karolinska Institutet student and we are looking for one new ambassador. You will post short movies, photos etc. regularly on our Facebook page – both creating your own material and sharing stuff made by others. You will also keep track of special occasions to be highlighted on the account (Swedish festivities, application deadlines etc.).

Requirements: You are a good writer, able to tell a story in a short format and interested in social media in general. You are already active on Facebook and it’s a plus if you have tried setting up and/or been responsible for a Facebook page before. It’s also a plus if you are comfortable in front of a video camera and in doing Facebook Lives on different topics.

1 ambassador for our Chinese social media

You will be part of the Chinese Team of two students blogging about life and studies at Karolinska Institutet on Sina Weibo, WeChat and Yinke. You will post stories, short movies, photos etc. regularly – both creating your own material and sharing stuff made by others. You will also keep track of special occasions to be highlighted on the channels (Swedish festivities, application deadlines etc.).

Requirements: You are a good writer, able to tell a story and interested in social media in general. You are already active on Chinese social media. It’s also a plus if you are comfortable in front of a video camera and in doing live streams on different topics

What you get

You get paid 140 SEK/hour. We offer all new ambassadors an introduction where you will meet relevant staff from KI and meet the old ambassadors. We also train you in how to best write (and communicate) online, how to use the blog tool and whatever else you need to know to fill your role.

Last, but definitely not least, you also get to join a wonderful group of people (if we have to say so ourselves). We organize social and inspirational events together and sometimes we even have fun!

How to apply

Are you interested? Great! Apply as soon as possible, but no later than 5 September.

You apply in our recruitment system Varbi. We do not accept any applications or documents per email.

You will need to:

  • Upload a CV of max. 2 pages (be sure to provide relevant links proving your experience such as blog, Instagram account, video channel or similar if any.)
  • Write a motivational letter of max 2 500 characters incl. spaces in the assigned form (no upload option.)
  • Rank your roles of interest if you are applying for more than one role.
  • If you are applying for the position as a vlogger, you need to send a max. 2 min long video, introducing yourself. Please send the video to ulrica.kristhammar@ki.se using the free online tool WeTransfer. Name the file with your first and last name.

We will interview the most interesting applicants during the last two weeks of September.

If you have any questions, please contact Ulrica Kristhammar, Communications Officer at the Education Support Office, at ulrica.kristhammar@ki.se.

We look forward to hearing from you!