Remote Stefansson Fellowship

The Stefansson Fellowship is a opportunity for students interested in Arctic Studies who would like to 1) work with the Institute of Arctic Studies on a current project or 2) create an Arctic project of their own with a faculty member or partnered organization.

Stefansson Fellowship projects can deal with topics in any field of study related to the Arctic and can be either student-led or in partnership with staff or faculty of Dartmouth. Students applying to the Stefansson Fellowship need not have extensive experience in Arctic issues - all are encouraged to apply. To arrange a meeting to learn more about past Stefansson Fellowship projects, or discuss a project you would like to propose for review, please contact Natalie Stephenson at the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center.

Potential Arctic topics for internships include, but are not limited to:

  • Arctic Governance & Security

  • Gender Equality in the Arctic

  • Arctic Co-Production of Knowledge

  • Arctic Representation in Arts & Literature

  • Arctic Ecosystems 

  • Climate Change

LOCATION: Virtual

DURATION: 8-10 weeks during Fall term

DEADLINES: EXTENDED Fall 2020 Deadline: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

FUNDING: The standard grant for a remote internship is $1500, meant to help defray expenses while student is engaged in internship opportunity.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for funding, you must have an "L term" (Leave Term) status with the College.

APPLICATION: To apply for funding, complete the Arctic-Environment Remote Internship ONLINE APPLICATION by the deadline. This is a generic application for the Arctic-Environment Remote Internships, please indicate you are applying for the Stefansson Fellowship

Candidates may apply to 1) submit a general application of interest in which they will be assigned to a new or existing Institute of Arctic Studies project or 2) describe their own leave-term project related to Arctic studies. See below:

1) If you would like to engage in a project with the Institute of Arctic Studies, please include:

  • A statement of interest for working in the Arctic and relevance of the research to your academic & intellectual interests

  • A description of your personal goals

  • Any prior Arctic Studies experience through course work, extracurricular activities/programs, past internships or research projects (not required)

2) If you would like to develop an opportunity with a Dartmouth faculty member or a partnered organization focused on Arctic studies, please include

  • The relevance of the research to your academic & intellectual interests

  • The responsibilities & requirements of the project & your qualifications to fulfill them

  • A work plan for the conduct of the research to be undertaken

  • A description of your personal goals

  • Any prior Arctic Studies experience through course work, extracurricular activities/programs, past internships or research projects (not required)

NOTE: If a project engages research that involves human subjects, you must consult with Natalie Stephenson (natalie.stephenson@dartmouth.edu) or relevant faculty to determine whether your project requires review by Dartmouth’s Committee on the Protection of Human Subjects.

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