Spring 2022 project cycle

“There are enough charities to solve the world’s problems. They just need a hand to reach their potential.” (Nat Ware-Founder & CEO of 180 Degrees Consulting)

180 Degrees Consulting is the world’s largest university-based consultancy and we consult NGOs all around the world. We work to help improve education, reduce homelessness, and alleviate poverty through providing non-profit organizations the support and expertise they need to improve and expand their services. At the same time, we help develop a generation of future leaders committed to making a difference. Since 2017, 180 Degrees Consulting Helsinki has helped local NGOs increase their social development and impact. 

We are now looking for ambitious student consultants who are interested in working together with Finnish NGOs to solve challenges they may be facing. Student consultants will be utilizing their skills and expertise for a 10-week consultancy project running from February to May 2022. Since our first project cycle, student consultants from 180 Degrees Consulting Helsinki have gone off to work at acclaimed consulting firms as well as other renowned organizations that aim to create social impact.

Why join our projects?

We will be recruiting teams of four to five highly capable university students or recent graduates to collaborate on consulting projects. Each project will be working with a different NGO in Finland to provide potential solutions to a specific problem with which the organization is faced. Student consultants are expected to dedicate 4-5 hours/week to the project. Project groups will also be mentored by consultants and managers from top consulting firms, namely Bain & Company, Accenture, Reddal, and StrategyCo.Global.

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Who are we looking for?

Apply to become a Student Consultant if you are:

  • A change maker wanting to elevate social impact through what you do
  • A driven and ambitious student who may be interested in a future career in consulting
  • A team player with great communication skills
  • Innovative with a willingness to always learn something new

What we can offer you:

  • Skill training & mentoring from the top consulting companies: Bain & Company, Accenture, Reddal, and StrategyCo.Global. 
  • Great networking opportunities and an added extracurricular activity for your CV
  • Practical work experience with NGOs and social enterprises
  • The possibility to become part of next year’s board of directors
  • A chance to create real and positive social change

This is a volunteer position and no prior experience is required.

Apply now: https://bit.ly/180dc-hki-spring22


Estimated relevant dates for the consulting cycle 2022 


Application Opens 24 November 2021
Application Deadline 04 January 2022
Application result announcement 12 – 15 January 2022
Assessment Day 29 – 30 January 2022
Assessment result announcement 01 – 05 February 2022
Base Camp skill training 19 February 2022
Project kickoff 19 February 2022

Clients for 2022 


We welcome Monaliiku, Nicehearts, SaferGlobe, Startup Refugees, and Startuplifers on board as our clients for the Spring 2022 project cycle. Please scroll down to find the project descriptions and deliverables.

Our side project

We launched our branch podcast, the Slide Deck, in 2021 to effectively encourage young professionals to pursue a career in the management consulting industry. The podcast features 180 Degrees Consulting personnel/alumni and local NGOs who are striving to generate social impact. The link to the podcast is below (click the photo) ⤵️



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Sample of Consulting Projects

  • Monaliiku

    Area: Helsinki, Finland
    Year: 2021

    Monaliiku RY (Well-Being and Sports for Multicultural Women) is a non-profit organization established in 2009 that represents migrant women and aims to improve their quality of life and prevent their social exclusion. In Finland, Monaliiku organizes various sports events and programs, from football to dancing and museum visits, to bring people with different cultural backgrounds together. Monaliiku, as an NGO, has been active for many years and is quite well-known within their circle. Nevertheless, to reach out to the general public and have more funding resources, Monaliiku will need to argue for their results. The big question is the potential benefits of being an active federation (“liitto” in Finnish) with active member organizations The perspective has risen through Monalliku’s will to engage with other NGOs and associations in the field and to be able to be a driving force for the social change, as an association.

    wellbeing, social service, women, NGO
  • Nice Hearts RY/ Neighborhood Mothers

    Area: Helsinki, Finland
    Year: 2021

    Nicehearts RY/ Neighborhood Mothers was established in 2001 with the aim to produce community-based activities for girls and women of different ages and backgrounds. Nicehearts has had several big projects over the years, and the project called “Neighborhood Mothers” is one of them. Neighbourhood Mothers are passionate about making a difference. Many of them have immigrated to Finland as adults and know the feeling of being lost in a new society. They have managed to learn the language and navigate their way through unknown systems thereby gaining a foothold in a new country. The main communication method was WhatsApp chats. The consultants will work together to figure out the best solution for the easiest and most efficient communication streams for both staff and members.

    wellbeing, women, immigrants, communication
  • SaferGlobe

    Area: Helsinki, Finland
    Year: 2021

    SaferGlobe is an independent peace and security think tank, studying and developing tools to promote lasting peace and security. SaferGlobe’s members range from seasoned experts to young academics and from military personnel to peace researchers. SaferGlobe has published over twenty reports, many of which have been covered by Finnish television or other national or international news media, yearly. They have a huge network and respect internationally, but not as much domestically. However, the concept of a "think tank" might possibly be confusing, and/or bring about low interest in the topic of peacemaking. Moreover, the topic of peacemaking is polarised politically, forming the prejudice to the reports done by the organization in all ways before there is a chance to get acquainted with the SaferGlobe’s work. SaferGlobe also struggles with getting more varied people to the organization, even though they have done a lot for people whose professional sphere is international relations and peacemaking.

    think tank, peace and security, human resources
  • Startup Refugees

    Area: Finland
    Year: 2021

    Startup Refugees is a social innovation founded in 2015 and now operating as a non-profit network. They offer asylum seekers, refugees, and other immigrants support finding employment, skills development, and starting a business. They have a network of more than 1000 members, including companies, government officials, NGOs, universities, congregations, research institutes, communities, and individuals. The organization now has two main programs Business Program and Employment Program that offer nationwide services for immigrants in Finland. The organization’s growth calls for changes in the organization's strategy as well as the re-definition of its main target groups. The main challenge is to identify what kind of target groups the Employment Program should concentrate on, what kind of services it should focus on in the future, and also to make sure that it fills the gaps in the current employment service sector and does not simply repeat what is already done by others.

    wellbeing, immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, program
  • Startuplifers

    Area: Helsinki, Finland
    Year: 2021

    Startuplifers is on a mission to nurture the next generation of builders in the Nordics. Startuplifers is a not-for-profit organization connecting talented tech, design, and business students and graduates from Finnish and Swedish universities and UASs with the best startups in Silicon Valley and beyond.
    Building on the experience made through Startuplifers, the majority of our 250+ alumni are now playing an essential role in the fastest-growing Nordic startups like Wolt, Varjo, Blok, Singa, Valohai, Matchmade, Smartly.io, and many more.
    In addition to offering startup jobs, we help students and recent graduates in the Nordics land their first or next job by providing job search advice and career support workshops. Details and deliverables for this project are confidential and cannot be disclosed to the public. The relevant information will however be shared with the consultants once the project cycle begins.

    human resources


Bain and Company



Strategy Co.Global