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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 or to create independent student-designed research projects. 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 included: 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 2020 are not eligible to apply.

Options for Fellowship

  • Students can secure their own internship from a reputable organization with a focus on the Arctic
  • Students can create an independent student-designed research project

Application Process

Students wishing to create an independent Student-Designed Research Project or secure their own internship should apply via MCompass.*

 *Please note that the Labrador Institute, the Inuit Circumpolar Council, and The Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary are not accepting interns for summer 2020. 


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


Applications are due on Friday, February 14, 2020 (for Summer 2020).

Contact Information

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