About the Internship
The Dartmouth-McGill partnered internship is a continuously-evolving opportunity that offers new and exciting insights into Arctic research in a structured setting. Students have the opportunity to contribute to an Arctic science study, regardless of background or experience, with researchers at Dartmouth College and McGill University in Canada.
The Current Project
Stories from Indigenous communities worldwide illustrate the centrality of water to Indigenous wellbeing and culture. "For Indigenous Peoples, water provides lifeways, subsistence, and has undeniable spiritual significance," described Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz in an end-of-mission statement. This project seeks to demonstrate how Indigenous youth's knowledge, creativity, and innovation can play a vital role in responding to water justice and adverse mental health outcomes.
Interns will research on the links between water and Indigenous Peoples' social and emotional wellbeing: the dimensions of water considered (access, security, rights, justice), the conceptualisation of wellbeing, the role of intergenerational dialogue and art-based practices, and the consideration of Indigenous Peoples' axiologies, ontologies and epistemologies in the research process. Interns will also review how art and artistic practice/social movements have been used in Indigenous, vulnerable or marginalized communities especially relating to water justice and mental health in the Arctic.