Students at the Ilulissat Icefjord Office

Ilulissat Icefjord Office opens its doors to Greenlandic and foreign students who want to do an internship or write a project / thesis in the context of the World Heritage Area or its administration.
As an intern in the Ilulissat Icefjord Office you are allowed to work with concrete and current tasks. You will be assigned an internship supervisor in the office, who will be able to help and advise you.

We expect that you:
  • Are willing to make a serious effort.
  • Can work independently.
  • Have good co-operation skills.
  • Want to learn.
  • Have a cheerful disposition.
We prefer interns who have at least two-three years of study experience and are motivated to complete an internship of a minimum of three months. We recommend that you already have a concrete project / task which you plan to work on during your stay. Pupils from the Greenlandic primary school have the opportunity to join us for a shorter period of work experience.

Accommodation and Study Grants
We can help you to find the cheapest accommodation during the internship. Ilulissat Icefjord Office does not have the option to pay a salary or to cover the travel costs. We recommend that you apply for grants to finance your travel expenses. Greenlandic students can contact the Greenland Houses in Denmark or they can talk to their local study adviser in Greenland. It is possible to get state grants during an internship in Greenland.

Send an Application
If you are interested in an internship in Ilulissat Icefjord Office, then send us an application containing information about your education, previous work, yourself as a person, and possibly something about the thesis you intend to write during your internship. Remember to include relevant exam diplomas and any references you might have.

Remember to apply well in advance. We recommend that you contact us a minimum of six months prior to the date on which you wish to begin your internship. The application should be sent to:

Ilulissat World Heritage Icefjord Office Avannaata Municipality
PO Box 1023
3952 Ilulissat

Or via e-mail: