Working with Students on Ice means working with a great team for a great cause. If you support our objectives and have a skill set that is applicable to our work, please get in touch with us.

The Students on Ice Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and Indigenous peoples.

We thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Current Opportunities:

Expedition Intern – 2018 Arctic Expedition

About SOI’s 2018 Arctic Expedition

The Students on Ice 2018 Arctic expedition will be a profound hands-on experience for youth to expand their knowledge of the circumpolar world, foster a new understanding and respect for the people andplaces of the Polar Regions, and encourage an innovative and collaborative approach to building a sustainable future. Our ship-based expedition will bring together 120 international secondary and post-secondary students with a staff team of 80 inspiring scientists, elders, educators, artists, musicians, CEO’s, dignitaries, journalists, authors and innovators.

Position Summary

The Expedition Intern will work alongside the Expedition Team, and will report to the Expedition Coordinator. Within this team, the Expedition Intern will assist with planning, and contribute to the smooth preparations and successful execution of SOI’s 2018 Arctic Expedition as an integral member of the Home Team at SOI HQ. This is a full-time position at the Students on Ice office in Gatineau, QC (in the Ottawa area). While all applications are welcome, preference will be given to Students On Ice alumni.

  • Term: May 01 to August 31, 2018
  • Hours: 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday
    * Work on weekends and overtime hours will be required closer to expedition dates and during
    expedition period

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with numerous teams in the SOI office to assist with expedition logistics. This includes, but is
    not limited to; working the Expedition Team to correspond with participants and parents, oversee
    the registration process, book travel arrangements for students and staff, and organize/pack
    expedition inventory;
  • Assisting the Alumni and Communications Teams with Alumni Portal and participant outreach
    activities, respectively; and helping the Programs and Partnerships Team with expedition
  • Contribute to execution of pre-expedition program in Ottawa and provide in-office support during
    the expedition period by liaising with expedition management team on the ship.
  • Prepare for, and oversee, expedition wrap up. This includes supporting the post-expedition
    program,  unpacking expedition gear and inventory, organizing materials for expedition
    archives, and preparing post-expedition reports to be submitted to funding partners.

Character Profile

  • Self-starter demonstrating a strong capacity to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Organized and efficient multi-tasker with great attention to detail;
  • Excellent problem solver that welcomes new tasks and challenges;
  • People-person with effective and demonstrated interpersonal skills;
  • Great communicator with excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Adaptable to change, diplomatic and patient with a positive outlook;
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, the Canadian Arctic and Inuit culture an asset.

Application Process

To apply for this exciting position, please email your resume and cover letter no later than January 26th to the attention of Emma Arsenault at

Thank you so much for your interest in working with Students on Ice!

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