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Student Internship Programme


Are you planning a future career working on global environmental issues? Then a Student Internship with GRID-Arendal could be an ideal start.


The programme offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work in a multi-cultural international organisation, gaining practical work experience and developing skills under the guidance of experts.


In particular, we are looking for students with a profound interest in the following thematic areas: climate change vulnerability and adaptation especially in polar and mountain environments, environmental crime, sustainable development, marine ecosystems and blue carbon, marine spatial planning, blue economy, and marine litter.


Next deadline is April 2019, more information will be posted soon. 


You can read more about our programmes and activities here: www.grida.no/programmes.


Participants will:

  • Gain practical and professional experience on environmental issues
  • Work full-time, 5 days a week
  • Participate in meetings with colleagues and experts
  • Draft, edit, or contribute to reports, communication products, talking points, or other materials prepared by GRID-Arendal
  • Support events, including international and/or multilateral meetings and conferences


Generally, GRID-Arendal offers accommodation, a work programme, a supervisor, and the necessary office space and equipment.


Eligibility Criteria

Due to the large number of applicants and the limited number of places available per year, applicants are strongly advised to note the following minimum eligibility criteria for an internship at GRID-Arendal. If all of the requirements are not met, the application will not be processed.


1. Undergraduates (juniors and seniors) and Graduate Students

  • A student is an individual who is enrolled in a degree-seeking program in an accredited college or university.
  • An applicant is considered a junior if he/she will have completed their second year (sophomore year) by the time the internship begins and will be entering at least the third year (junior year) following completion of the internship.
  • An individual enrolled in school and receiving credit toward their degree for participating in the internship programme is also considered a student.
  • (NB: applicants pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate levels should have completed at least three years of university studies)


2. Willingness to work as an intern on a full-time basis spending five days a week for a period of not less than three months and not exceeding six months.


3. Endorsement from applicant’s educational institution, attesting to the fact that the applicant is currently a registered student and will continue to be enrolled for the envisaged period of the internship. A letter from any one of the following personnel is suggested:

  • Dean of Students or dean of faculty 
  • Registrar 
  • Placement officer


4. Excellent written and spoken English, which is the working language of GRID-Arendal. If you know any other languages, please list them in your CV.


Welcome to apply and remember to keep checking for deadlines! 

Type: Internships

Duration: 3 - 6 months

Position type: Permanent

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