Arctic International Internships


The Arctic is vast, diverse, and powerfulTravelling to Arctic regions can be a transformative experience, invoking thoughtfulness and cultivating personal growth.

The Institute of Arctic Studies, in parallel to the Dickey Center's international internship program, offers a funded opportunity for students to experience the Arctic. These ventures support either established relationships with Arctic organizations, or students are able to tailor their own experience with an organization that speaks to their interests, skills, and timeframe.

For more information, please direct inquiries to Arctic Program Manager Sanaa Siddiqi.


To apply for funding if you are a new applicant, complete the Build an International Internship ONLINE APPLICATION by the application deadline. An application is considered incomplete if it does not include all items listed below.

**Please note: Log-in by using your Dartmouth credentials/net id through the link provided above. Please do not create a new sign-in. If you have any issues or questions please contact  We advise that you submit early and do not wait until the deadline.  The application will close at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.**


You are required to submit a resume/CV and unofficial transcript with your application at the time of submission. These are uploaded directly into the application.


  • Standard funding available for travel-based internships is $5,500. If expenses are higher than the standard award amount please specify and articulate where additional funds are needed. Consideration will be given on a case-by-case basis. Please provide detail in the budget outline.

Resume or CV

  • Please submit a current resume or CV.

Supervisor Statement

  • Applicants must ask their host organizations to complete the Supervisor Statement, which verifies your offer of internship and includes a description of the work to be completed. This is not required if applying to partnered opportunities. 


Requests for recommendations are made directly through the application link. Please begin your application and use the links provided to invite recommenders to complete an online form

  • One recommendation must come from a Dartmouth faculty member

  • A second recommendation is suggested, but not required. Secondary recommendations can come from previous employers, advisors, staff, or an additional faculty member. 

In addition, if you plan to travel to a country not included on Dartmouth's List of Locations with Lower Risk, you will also need to apply for and be granted a Travel Exception.  For more information on Dartmouth's Travel Safety Policy, Travel Registry, and Exception process, please visit the Global Dartmouth website here

For inquiries or expression of interest, please contact Sanaa Siddiqi.

Application Deadlines

This is an internship that is available on a quarterly basis. Deadlines for future internships will be updated here.

Currently, we are accepting applications for Spring Internships.

Applications for Spring projects will be due on WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31st at 4:00 pm.

Applications for Summer projects will be due on Wednesday, April 24th at 4:00 pm.


The Arctic International Internship elevates and enriches a facet of your on-campus academic work.

You may choose to undertake your internship with an organization based domestically or abroad, so long as the proposed work is internationally focused.

Applicants must be enrolled Dartmouth College undergraduates on a registered leave term, and must be returning to Dartmouth for at least one term after completing the internship. If students withdraw from the College for any reason (in good standing or not), they are not eligible for Dickey Center funding during the terms in which they are withdrawn. If students are accepted for a Dickey Center internship in a given term but withdraw from the College during that term, they must contact the Dickey Center immediately. See the College webpage on withdrawals for more information. 

Returning interns agree to participate in workshops or informational sessions related to internships. Following completion of the internship, students are required to submit a 3-5 page report describing not only the kind of work done, but also something about the organizational host, the people with whom the intern worked, and how the experience was meaningful.

For more information, download Frequently Asked Questions.