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Arctic Internship Fellowship


The Arctic Internship Fellowship provides funding for University of Michigan undergraduate students to complete internships that students secure from reputable organizations, to create independent student-designed research projects, to participate in an approved study abroad program with a focus on the Arctic, or to intern with the Inuit Circumpolar Council-Alaska (ICC-AK). Student applicants should demonstrate an interest in or working on relevant topics related to the Arctic region, and related to the work of the host institution. 

Past applicants have studied in disciplines that include: anthropology, chemistry, environment, ecology, evolutionary biology, history, international studies, medical anthropology, neuroscience, political science, and public policy.

Grants of up to $2,000 to will be awarded to a limited number of students. Funding can be used by the student to pay travel and living expenses. These funds are primarily intended for students working unpaid, but if students are being paid, it is possible to receive funding to offset expenses not covered by the host organization.


Undergraduate students at the University of Michigan from any department may apply. Students graduating in winter/spring/summer of 2021 are not eligible to apply.

Options for Fellowship

Application Process

Students should apply for this fellowship opportunity via MCompass. Please indicate which option of the Arctic Internship Fellowship you intend to pursue in your MCompass application.

Students planning to study abroad with the following study abroad programs are eligible to apply:


Funding for all positions in the Arctic is available from PICS.


Applications are due on TBA date.

Contact Information

Read more about the internships, research, and projects of past Fellows.