Snorri Alumni Internship
CALLING ALL SNORRI ALUMNI!
COME PLAY A ROLE AND BE A PART OF THE EMIGRATION CENTRE AT HOFSÓS’ TEAM!
Have you been looking for a way to reconnect with Iceland since your Snorri experience? Have you longed for an opportunity to return to Iceland and contribute to keeping the cultural ties alive between Iceland and North America?! – Now is your chance.
"The experience has been life changing. I have come home with a different attitude. I have adopted the Icelandic attitude of “þetta reddast.”
Donna Faye Toro, Escondido, California (Snorri Plus 2015 and SAI 2017)
"The beauty of Hofsós and the experience I had working at the Icelandic Emigration Center is something I will never forget. It was such a unique and wonderful way to spend a summer." Mallory Swanson from St. Paul, Minnesota (Snorri 2011, Snorri Alumni President and SAI 2016)
"I loved it! It was one of the best experiences of my life!"
Morgan Czaja from Hillsborough, New Jersey (Snorri 2014 and SAI 2015)
The Snorri Alumni Internship at the Emigration Center in Hofsós is accepting applications for summer 2018!!
The Emigration Center is a place dedicated to commemorating Icelandic emigrants to North America and to promoting connections between their descendants and the people of Iceland. It is located in the picturesque village of Hofsós on the shores of Skagafjörður in North Iceland where every Snorri participant has spent at least two days as part of their Snorri experience.
Following three successful projects (2015, 2016 & 2017), two interns – one from the USA and one from Canada – will again be invited to spend up to 12 weeks in Reykjavík and Hofsós this summer, where they will be given free accommodation and where they will volunteer with the dedicated team of the Emigration Center welcoming guests from all around the world and helping to fulfill the Center’s mission. In addition, the interns will work on research projects developed in conjunction with the US or Canadian Embassy to help promote the strong cultural bonds between Iceland, Canada and the United States. The stay in Iceland will start and end with homestays with Icelandic families in Reykjavík. In addition, they will be offered a week off to discover other parts of Iceland, such as Akureyri and the Mývatn area, Vík and Jökulsárlón or Bifröst and Þingvellir.
If you are interested, send the application form below to Ásta Sól at the Snorri Program at astasol(at)snorri.is on or before Monday, February 19, 2018. Pre-selected interns will be invited to a Skype or Hangout interview on February 22nd or 23rd and selected interns will be informed no later than February 29. In your application, please tell us what you bring to the internship, what you hope to get out of this experience and confirm that you would be available at the dates scheduled for the program.
- Airfare to Iceland will be generously donated by Icelandair.
- Domestic travel cost will be covered by INL-Iceland (i.e. to and from airport and to and from Hofsós).
- Accommodations and food during the welcome and farewell stays in Reykjavík (from 2-7 days each time) will be provided by INL host families. Estimated arrival in Iceland would be between June 7-12, 2018.
- Accommodations in Hofsós will be graciously provided by the Director of the Icelandic Emigration Center in an apartment that may be shared by the two volunteers who will need to cover their own food and other personal expenses. If so desired and possible, part of the housing arrangement may be with a local host family for all or part of the period.
- Each volunteer will receive from the Snorri Foundation, thanks to the sponsoring Embassies of Canada and the United States, a stipend of around 200,000 ISK to assist with living expenses, including those incurred during their week of free exploration of Iceland. Volunteers will also get insurance for the whole time period.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018