Sigurður Nordal Institute

Reykjavík | Iceland

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The Sigurður Nordal Institute is a financially independent institute at the University of Iceland, devoted to promote Icelandic culture and research into it, both past and present, and to build up links between scholars in this field in Iceland and abroad. The institute is in contact with over a thousand institutions and individuals in every part of the world, who submit information on teaching of the Icelandic language, literature and history, and on research in the field of Icelandic culture. During the summer the institute provides tuition in Icelandic for foreigners. The Sigurdur Nordal Institute is a small work place with three employers and provides a good working environment.

About the Organization

The Sigurður Nordal Institute is a financially independent institute at the University of Iceland, devoted to promote Icelandic culture and research into it, both past and present, and to build up links between scholars in this field in Iceland and abroad. The institute is in contact with over a thousand institutions and individuals in every part of the world, who submit information on teaching of the Icelandic language, literature and history, and on research in the field of Icelandic culture. During the summer the institute provides tuition in Icelandic for foreigners. The Sigurdur Nordal Institute is a small work place with three employers and provides a good working environment. Click here to find out more about how important Language and Culture Studies are to Iceland and the world-wide recognition they are gaining for it.

Job Description

The intern will support a broad range of programmatic and office functions related to the institute’s summer class in Icelandic and day-to-day operations. Interns may also work on a special research projects regarding The Sigurdur Nordal Institute and Icelandic language and culture. Candidates are welcome to propose additional projects. Another assignment will be to assist in developing and maintaining a new website. The Site Director will serve as a mentor for interns and appropriate staff supervises assigned tasks.

# of Positions per term

1

Start Dates

Summer Only

Duration of Internship

3 Months

Academic Background

Open to upper division undergraduates and graduate students interested in language and literature. Knowledge of Icelandic language and culture is preferable.

Skills/Experience

Good computer skills (Excel/Word) as well as knowledge of web design (Solo Web). Computer and software will be provided by office.

Language Ability

Excellent English communication skills. The intern needs to have finished the course Icelandic Online 1, which is to be found free of charge on the web: . http://www.icelandic.hi.is

Additional major languages are an advantage for the international aspects of the work.

Other Requirements

Candidates must be mature and confident working with university students.

Total costs vary depending on how long you plan to be abroad, where you will be living, your personal spending habits, and current exchange rates. The following estimates will give you a ballpark figure for this internship. Get help with the math from our handy Cost Calculator and currency converter.
ALL ESTIMATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

IE3 Program Fee

The IE3 program fee is $3450 for the first term for both in-state and out-of-state students and $1000 for each additional term. This fee includes up to 12 credits per term, and is charged in lieu of tuition. Visit your University's IE3 page for details regarding campus administrative fees.

Estimated One-Time Expenses

Expense Type Price
International Travel Approximately $1200
Visa Fees
Recommended Immunizations

*See Additional Cost Information below.

Estimated Monthly Expenses

Expense Type Price/month
Housing ISL.Kr. 30,000 / USD 450.
Food $1300
Local Transportation Included in above
Recreation Included in above
Personal Expenses Included in above

Compensation

None

Additional Expense Information

The Institute will assist with finding suitable housing.