Internship Opportunities in the Arctic Region
The Program in International & Comparative Studies (PICS) is partnering with three organizations to offer internship opportunities for students interested in the Arctic region.
The Center for Military and Strategic Studies (CMSS)
at the University of Calgary
- Area of Interest: International Security
- CMSS has established Arctic Security as a focus of their studies with a global view but a Canadian perspective. If the U.S. is to develop any significant security presence in the Arctic then Canada, with its enormous northern coastline, must be our close partner, and its security aims must be coordinated with our own.
- Internship includes: Travel expenses, housing, access to the University of Calgary Library/archives which would also include the collections and the Museum of the Regiments, and a workspace within CMSS. Applicants submit a proposal for particular work assignment.
To learn more about what they do, visit the website of The Center for Military and Strategic Studies.
Inuit Circumpolar Council-Alaska (ICC-AK)
- Areas of Interest: Policy and Advocacy for Indigenous People; Economic Development and Social Services; Health Issues Related to Climate /Ecology
- The ICC is an international NGO that represents the interest of approximately 155,000 Inuit of the U.S., Canada, Greenland, and Russia.
- Internship includes: Travel expenses, housing, and indigenous policy-related work for a policy and advocacy group for indigenous peoples of the Arctic.
To learn more about what they do, visit the website of the Inuit Circumpolar Council-Alaska
- Areas of Interest: Climate Change/Meteorology, Wildlife, Ocean Science
- The Labrador Institute is a small extension of the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Projects include social science work related to indigenous peoples as well as natural science projects related to the sub-arctic.
- Internship includes: Travel expenses, housing, and collaborative project(s) ranging from environment, climate, to development of culturally relevant curriculum and materials for use in aboriginal schools.
To learn more about what they do, visit the website of the Labrador Institute