Internship Opportunity at Arctic Frontiers in Tromsø

Arctic Frontiers is pleased to announce an internship opportunity in Tromsø, Norway.  


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Deadline: March 20th 2022.


About Arctic Frontiers

The overall goal of Arctic Frontiers is to contribute to the knowledge-based development of business and society in the Arctic. Through its outreach activities, Arctic Frontiers sets the agenda, linking policy, business and science for responsible and sustainable development of the Arctic. Since 2007 Arctic Frontiers has gathered delegates representing science, policy, business and local communities to discuss responsible and sustainable development of the Arctic in an annual conference. The annual main event is held in Tromsø in the beginning of 2023.

Arctic Frontiers AS is a non-profit company 100 % owned by Akvaplan-niva, a research and consultancy company based in Tromsø. Arctic Frontiers has an effective, dedicated and competent team which works year-round. The office is located at the Fram Centre.

Arctic Frontiers is seeking candidates for a full-time position as an intern for a period of 6 months. The purpose of the internship is to get practical training as a part of the intern’s education.

The intern will spend approximately 50 % of their working time with projects mainly devoted to enhanced collaboration with Arctic stakeholders in the USA. The remaining working time will be devoted to organizational tasks supporting the main functions of the administration.


  • Help enhance collaboration with and create ties to North American partners and collaborators.
  • Help with communications and outreach activities especially directed to North American Arctic and North American audience.
  • Participate and assist in reporting and creation of deliverables.
  • Assist in the day-to-day tasks of the organization.

Arctic Frontiers will provide a welcoming and productive environment for the intern to develop a number of skills and competences, such as: Information processing and analytical thinking, teamwork, time and project management (planning, prioritizing), decision making and problem solving, communication (verbal, outreach, writing), in-depth knowledge of Arctic and international issues (environmental change, socio-economic development, human dimension, Indigenous perspectives, culture and arts, etc.).

The intern will work as an integrated part of the cross-disciplinary team of Arctic Frontiers and will also be assigned to tasks supporting other activities coordinated and implemented by the administration. This position offers an international job environment in a highly professional team with a great possibility to gain a unique insight to international Arctic cooperation across disciplines as well as various practical skills in event and project management. Necessary guidance and training will be provided by the senior members of the staff.


Applicant residing outside Schengen area

According to the requirements for a visa for trainees, the trainee needs to be currently enrolled in higher education. To qualify for an intern visa the candidate should be between the age of 18 and 30 years. The candidate is responsible for having all the necessary documents in place that will allow the candidate to travel, stay and work in Norway. Arctic Frontiers can provide the candidate a grant to help with travel and accommodation costs.

For more information about visa application, please visit: and fill in the details (your nationality/work immigration/vocational training and research/trainees).


Qualifications required for the position.
  • Student at Bachelor or Master’s degree level
  • Experience with the North American and especially U.S. Arctic institutions, organizations, indigenous peoples and indigenous corporations
  • Interest in the international Arctic landscape, and the role of the USA and Norway within this
  • Excellent language skills in English
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience in arranging seminars, workshops, conferences is an advantage
  • Knowledge and experience in using social media in professional context (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter) is an advantage
Personal skills:
  • Ability to work independently and maintain positive working relationships with other members of the team
  • Outgoing personality, comfortable with reaching out to and communicating with people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Proactive working attitude, ability to manage time effectively, and attention to details
  • Ability to work in a structured manner
  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure in a rapidly changing work environment


Practical details:

The intern is offered a grant and the internship can last for up to 6 months. This position is an intern position and remunerated accordingly.

If you have any questions regarding the position, you may contact us at

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