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A variety of opportunities to study or experience internships/ traineeships exist in the United States for interested applicants.

For Greenlanders wishing to study at the university or post-graduate level, the Denmark-America Foundation (DAF)/ Fulbright Commission offers counseling services free of charge. If interested in these services, contact DAF/ Fulbright at the websites below.

For applicants interested in internships or traineeships, please contact the organizations listed below directly.

Study Opportunities

Education-based Programs

University of Alaska Academic Affairs and Research Department has a Workforce Program, as well as developed international agreements with universities in China among others. Please see: http://www.alaska.edu/research/wp/

Contact: Fred Villa

Associate VP of Workforce Programs

Phone: +1 (907) 450-8008

fred.villa@alaska.edu

Students On Ice is a World Wildlife Fund scholarship for Greenlandic/ Inuit students ages 14-18 to participate in an Arctic expedition learn about the circumpolar world. To find out more, please visit www.studentsonice.com

University of the Arctic is an international cooperative network consisting of universities, colleges, and other organizations with an interest in promoting education and research in the circumpolar region of the North. To find out more, please see: http://www.uarctic.org

Fulbright, Institute of International Education

Applicants can apply for personal research scholarships while earning undergraduate or graduate degrees at accredited United States institutions. For more information, please see: www.fundingusstudy.org

Traineeship Opportunities

Government-based Programs

Local Internships at the United States Embassy, Copenhagen, Denmark,  U.S. Department of State

Local internships are available in all departments of the United States Embassy in Copenhagen.  If interested in applying, please see the U.S. Embassy website.

Non-Profit Organizations

Denmark

The Denmark-America Foundation (DAF) is a private foundation that provides grants, advising, and traineeship programs through its close relations with business enterprises and educational institutions. Please see: www.wemakeithappen.dk

The Organization for Greenlandic Students in Denmark

www.avalak.org

United States of America

Community Connections

American Council for International Education, offers home-stay based practical training opportunities for people in business/government/NGOs/legal profession. Contact:idepenchuk@americancouncils.org and please see: www.americancouncils.org

InterExchange is a non-profit that provides professionals and students outside of the USA the opportunity to apply for internships, trainee programs, childcare jobs and short-term seasonal work. Please see: www.interexchange.org

Contactinfo@interexchange.org

161 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10013
Phone: +1 (212) 924-0446

International Arts and Artists is a non-profit organization that encourages cultural exchange between artists from around the world. They offer US-based trainee and internship experiences in the arts, media and museum fields. For more information, please visit:www.artsandartists.org

Contactinfo@artsandartists.org

9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC, 20008
Phone: +1 (202) 338-0680

Private Organizations

International Trainee Network brings people from all over the world to participate in traineeships in the luxury hotel/tourism business in the USA.

Contact: 

3325 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90010
United States
Phone: +1 (213) 385-2829

www.internationaltrainee.com

Cultural Homestay International connects students and young professionals who would like to work in the USA for a short time (accommodations are homestays) with “host businesses” in a variety of fields. Their branch CHI Au Pair USA matches those wishing to provide childcare in the USA with host families.

Contact: 

104-106 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
United States
Phone: +1 (800) 432-4643 or +1 (415) 459-5397

www.chinet.org

International Interns USA helps students and professionals from all over the world find trainee and internship programs in the USA. They also assist with visa sponsorship. Please see: www.usainternship.com

ASPIRE Worldwide is an internship/traineeship program that helps professionals from around the world develop skills to take back to their home countries. Host companies are able to choose from a pool of qualified candidates. This organization also assists with participant with a visa, American Consulate interviews, opening a bank account, and other practicalities.

Contact:  info@aspireww.com

228 North Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
United States
Phone: +1 (949) 497-3310

www.aspireworldwide.org

CIEE Internship USA helps recent students and young professionals find (paid) internships in the USA in a variety of fields. They assist with the visa and general moving process for each client.

Contact: contact@ciee.org

300 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101
United States
Phone: +1 (888) 268-6245

www.ciee.org

International Interns USA Inc begins with an online application, which is evaluated by their team. IIUSA then helps eligible candidates from around the globe create an attractive resume, set of interview skills, and then pairs them with appropriate internships and trainee programs. Please see: www.usainternship.com

USA Internships is a members-only online network and resource that connected students and professionals with trainee and internship opportunities in the USA. The yearly membership fee is approx 50 USD. Please see: www.usa-internships.com

International Student offers a combination graduate study-work program in a handful of schools around the United States that allows students to work full time during the day while taking graduate classes in the evening. Please see: www.internationalstudent.com

Online Resources

GoAbroad is an online resource that compiles resources for professionals and students looking to work in the United States or elsewhere. It is possible to refine your search to only organizations in the USA.  Please see: www.goabroad.com

The Intern Queen is an online resource that list internships (paid and unpaid) in the entertainment industry and assists students or recent graduates in submitting their resumes for consideration. The site also lists helpful information about how to get an internship, interview strategies, etc. This organization does not assist in visa procurement. Please see: www.internqueen.com