Right here in this article we’ll be describing in full details, some of the internships you can find in Antarctica. But before we do this, it will be necessary we point out the meaning of an internship and the necessity of doing an internship. Follow the World Scholars Hub, as we lead the way. By the end of this article, you’ll be well informed about anything concerning internships in Antarctica.
What exactly is an Internship?
An internship is a period of work experience offered by an organization for a limited period of time. It is an opportunity offered by an employer to potential employees, called interns, to work at a firm for a fixed period of time. Usually, interns are undergraduates or students.
Also, most internships last between a month and three months. Internships are usually part-time if offered during a university semester and full-time if offered during the vacation periods.
Purpose Of Internships
Internships are important to both the employers and the interns.
An internship gives a student the opportunity for career exploration and development, and to learn new skills. It offers the employer the opportunity to bring new ideas and energy into the workplace, develop talent and potentially build a pipeline for future full-time employees.
Students or graduates taking internships do so in order to gain the relevant skill and experience they need in any particular field. The employers are not left out. Employers benefit from these placements because they often recruit employees from their best interns, who have known capabilities, thus saving time and money in the long run.
Students taking internships are therefore advised to do so seriously as it may create very good job opportunities for them after leaving college.
Antarctica is Earth’s southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean.
Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all the continents. It’s really a beautiful place to be in. It has been well decorated by its icy beauty.
A few of the internships in Antarctica will be described in details here.
1. ACE CRC Summer Internship
ACE CRC means Antarctic Climate and Ecosystem Cooperative Research Center. Two of its internships will be offered each year, providing students with the opportunity to undertake an 8-12 week project alongside some of the world’s leading scientists.
About ACE CRC Summer Internships
This is an exciting opportunity for high achieving undergraduates to gain real experience alongside leading scientists working on important global climate questions. Under the supervision of ACE CRC Project Leaders, interns will have the opportunity to attend seminars, planning meetings, and gain experience working in a supportive, collegiate research environment. Upon completion of their internship, students will be required to write a report and deliver a talk about their work .
Duration of Internship:
The Internship lasts for a period of 8-12 weeks.
Interns will receive a stipend of $700 per week. The ACE CRC will also cover airfare costs to Hobart for successful interstate applicants, but will not cover any additional relocation costs.
• Interns are required to be enrolled at an Australian university.
• Interns must have completed at least three years of an undergraduate program, with an aspiration to go on to study Honors. Exceptional candidates may be considered after 2 years of undergraduate study.
• Interns must have a minimum “Credit” average, with an emphasis on high grades in subjects of relevance to the project.
Internship Link: For more Information on ACE CRC summer internship
2. The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Internship
About Antarctic and Southern Ocean Internship
The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Internship is a collaboration between the International Antarctic Institute (IAI), the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania, the Secretariat for the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) and the Secretariat for the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP).
This collaboration provides an opportunity for students with a special interest in scientific, legal, social, economic and policy research to undertake a 6–10 week supervised placement in a multilateral management and conservation organisation(s).
The internship aims to provide students with an opportunity to gain experience in the work of a multilateral management and conservation organisation as well as acquiring research skills necessary to undertake a professional role in the discipline of interest.
Duration of Internship
The Internship lasts for a duration of 6-10 weeks.
The Students pay fees in the range of $4,679-$10,756
- Tasmania, students would enroll in the unit (KSA725) through the IMAS Master of Antarctic Science course (because insurance cover provided by the University only applies to
currently enrolled students)
- As this is an IAI affiliated institution students from any IAI affiliated institution are eligible to apply for this internship.
Link to Internship: For more details contact
3. International Capacity Building Internship
This Internship is for early career professionals with a role in their country’s engagement with CCAMLR. Interns will undertake a structured learning program about CCAMLR, its history, institutional structures, key successes and challenges for four to sixteen weeks.
Duration of Internship
The Internship lasts for about 16 weeks.
4. Secretariat Internship
This internship is Australian-based or international students or early career professionals interested in a range of Antarctic matters, including science, compliance, data, policy, law and communications to:
- take on a specific task or project for a period of six to eight weeks under the direct supervision of the relevant manager
- support the meetings of the Commission, including its subcommittees or the Scientific Committee and its working groups.
Duration Of Internship:
The Internship lasts for a period of 6-8 weeks.
5. One Ocean Expeditions
It’s a company that grants scholars the opportunity to see and study the ocean first hand. They believe that the best way to learn about and appreciate the complexity and interconnectedness of the world’s ocean is by traveling it with marine naturalists and other experts dedicated to Antarctica conservation. They celebrate the sea and the complex ecosystems it supports by giving its Antarctic cruise clients a once-in-a-lifetime experience. One Ocean Expeditions wants to change how you think about the world’s ocean as well as yourselves.
The Expedition is sure to be an unforgettable one. The scholars are opportuned to move with handpicked and exceptionally skilled professionals.
Duration Of Internship
The duration of the internship/voyage depends on the scholar. it varies from 9-17 days.
Scholars pay a sum that varies from $9,000-$22,000.