UArctic is searching for motivated and enthusiastic interns for the fall (2016) and for the spring (2017) who are interested in Arctic matters and willing to acquire knowledge of the northern region; its environment, people and culture. The internship will provide an environment in which the intern can develop, enhance professional working and communication skills, as well as expand networks for the future. UArctic offers a collaborative, inspiring, and international working environment in another Nordic country.

The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North. UArctic promotes northern voices in the globalizing world, reflecting common values and interests across all eight Arctic states and among all northern peoples and cultures. UArctic promotes cultural diversity, language plurality and gender equality while highlighting the partnership between the region’s indigenous peoples and other northerners.

UArctic is launching a call for intern positions: two at the UArctic International Secretariat, one for fall 2016 and one for spring 2017 (at University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland), one at the UArctic Research Liaison and Thematic Networks Office for fall 2016 (at University of Oulu, Finland) and one at the UArctic north2north International Mobility Office for fall 2016 (at UiT-The Arctic University of Norway, Finnmark Faculty in Alta Campus, Norway). The internship placements are supported by Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation.

For who?
The internship opportunity is open for students at the following UArctic's member institutions in the Kingdom of Denmark:
Aalborg University
Aarhus University
Arctic Technology Centre - Technical University of Denmark
Copenhagen Business School
Department of Environmental and Business Economics - University of Southern Denmark
Roskilde University
University of Copenhagen
University of the Faroe Islands
Greenland Institute of Natural Resources
Ilisimatusarfik / University of Greenland
Perorsaanermik Ilinniarfik / College of Social Education

Successful candidates should have:

  • excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • good computer skills
  • experience in organizing and promoting events
  • social skills for working in international and intercultural environment
  • skills in photography are considered as an asset
  • understanding and knowledge on Arctic issues

Educational background is not the first factor in selection procedure, however understanding of Arctic issues (human, social, and environment) and University of the Arctic are considered an asset.

Internship at UArctic Thematic Networks Office

Thule Institute (

University of Oulu
Environmental Sciences Building
Linnanmaa campus
90014 University of Oulu


Internship at Thematic Networks Office can be started already in August depending on student’s availability. The length of the internship would still be 3 months.

What are the planned tasks?

  • Support the Thematic Networks and research liaison activities
  • Assisting in conference/ seminar/ meeting arrangements, particularly organization of UArctic Congress in September 2016
  • Writing news stories about UArctic Thematic Networks and Research area related activities
  • Assisting work in EU funded Arctic projects EU-PolarNet and INTERACT, with linkages to UArctic.


Two Internships at UArctic International Secretariat

UArctic International Secretariat
Yliopistonkatu 8
96300 Rovaniemi


The UArctic  International Secretariat is seeking two well-motivated individuals for an internship position for three months. One for fall 2016 (1.9-30.11.2016) and one for spring 2017 (2.1.-31.03.17) 

What are the planned tasks?

  • assisting with data analysis related to UArctic’s members and activities
  • assisting with producing promotional materials for UArctic
  • preparing meetings and reports
  • writing news stories about events and activities in the Arctic
  • assisting with promoting UArctic, in particular related to Danish, Greenlandic and Faroese member institutions
  • Helping with practical preparations of Council of UArctic meeting, which is held in Greenland in August 2017.

Internship at UArctic north2north International Mobility Office

UiT-The Arctic University of Norway
Finnmark Faculty, Campus Alta
9509 Alta, Norway


What are the planned tasks?

  • Writing news stories about north2north Mobility area related  activities 
  • Assisting in meeting arrangements and communications with UArctic north2north institutions
  • Adding data to database and assisting with statistics and data analysis related to north2north Mobility
  • Alumni studies
  • Assist to improve online application and communication systems


When? What? How?

Internship period: for 3 months (1.9-30.11.2016)
One internship placement for Spring 2017 at UArctic International Secretariat
The internship should support one’s studies at home institution.
Grant for the one internship: 1 466€/ month plus travelling will be covered.
Application deadline: May 31, 2016.

Required documents: Application and CV has to be sent to the UArctic International Secretariat

Please indicate clearly, which position you are interested in applying.