Student Opportunities

The Institute of Arctic Studies at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding offers several opportunities that engage students in Arctic Studies and the Environment.


Dartmouth offers many undergraduate and graduate courses on the environment, polar science, and the consequences of rapid environmental change. Courses that provide the scientific, political, social, and cultural challenges offer a more holistic and in-depth insight to climate change impact.

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Arctic Innovation Scholars

The Arctic Innovation Scholars is a program that has been developed for students with transformative perspectives across disciplines to engage with Arctic, climate, sustainable development, and environmental challenges. Learn more here.

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Arctic Internships & Fellowships

The Institute of Arctic Studies has a proud tradition of offering experiential learning opportunities in the form of internships and fellowships. These ventures offer students real-world experience of the many different facets of the Arctic. Students are required to be on a leave term to apply for these experiences.

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Arctic-Sustainability Immersion Trip

The Dartmouth Sustainability Office and the Institute of Arctic Studies are partnering to offer an immersive trip to explore sustainability transitions in Iceland in 2024. Click here to learn more on how to get involved.

NSF JSEP Graduate Fellowship

The National Science Foundation-funded Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) offers graduate students the opportunity to teach and mentor multicultural groups of high school students during the JSEP course in Greenland. Learn more here.

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US-Canada - Environment and Sustainability

The Institute of Arctic Studies and the Dickey Center additionally offers experiential learning opportunities connecting the US, Canada, and environment and sustainability. These focus on strengthening relationships, and exploring environmental challenges and solutions across the North American continent.

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More opportunities under development!

At the Institute of Arctic Studies, we are always seeking new bridges and opportunities for students. We aim to grow our programming, and ensure that dynamic experiences continue to be available.