The USM Honors Program, in partnership with USM Broadreach Public Relations, is offering a credit-bearing international internship experience in Reykjavik, Iceland. Please see details below:
USM/Broadreach Public Relations
Iceland “Beer Box” International Internship Experience
10-12 hours in office, preferably starting ASAP,
and continuing in Iceland, June 21-25
Summary of role/duties:
- Coordinate booking and menu selection for brunch, welcome reception and VIP reception.
- Compile a guide for sponsors that includes travel details, activity suggestions and a who’s who of brewers on the trip.
- Act as on-site support in Iceland for sponsor satisfaction.
- Document trip with photos and video.
Salary or stipend: International travel, lodging, and food expenses provided by Broadreach PR. Must have own spending money.
Must have passport
Must have own spending money
Can start immediately
How to apply:
Complete this form and email a completed resume to email@example.com
. Note: Students must sign into Google with their @maine.edu email accounts to access this form.
**Please share this opportunity with any student who may be interested (emphasis on 21+). Preference may be given to qualified students who have declared the Honors Minor.
This article was co-written by USM’s Dr. Stacy Stewart, Coordinator of Career Services for Community Engagement and Career Development (CECD) and Erin Kane, Project Coordinator for the USM Honors – Iceland travel program. Stacy has worked as USM’s career counselor for 3 years and coordinates the annual university job fair. Erin has served on multiple search committees for entry to executive level job openings at the university.
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If you’ve visited the yogurt section of your grocery store, lately, you may have seen an unfamiliar item snuggled in with the vast selection of Greek yogurt cups – Icelandic Skyr.
This item has actually been around for centuries and has finally found its way into US grocery stores. What, exactly, is this newcomer all about?
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“Over billions of years, the landscape has evolved to create some of Iceland’s greatest natural treasures. Volcanoes, glaciers, powerful rivers, spectacular waterfalls, colorful hot springs, vast lava fields and expanses of black sand, along with pockets of vibrant, but vulnerable, vegetation are all uniquely adapted to the local conditions.
As it’s never been settled by humans, it’s eco-system is unlike anything else on the planet.
Now, this wilderness and eco-system is under threat from industry. Energy companies are lining up to build dams, hydro-electric power stations and to erect high-voltage pylons in this stunning area.”
Watch this video and consider sharing or signing the petition to show your support to keep big business out of the highlands.
Cover Photo: Erin Kane (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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“Iceland was not the first country to give women the right to vote, but it was well ahead of the curve.” 
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Deadline to apply: March 13th at 5:00PM
Maine International Trade Center (MITC) is accepting applications for their Summer 2017 internship program, Future Global Leaders, based in their Portland office. Continue reading “Internship Opportunity | MITC: Future Global Leaders”
Ever find yourself wondering about the longest word in Icelandic? Or perhaps the word that even Icelanders have trouble pronouncing? Of course you do.
Thankfully, #AskGuðmundur (aka: the human search engine of Iceland) has taken upon themselves the responsibility of answering these important questions. Today, we turn to Guðmundur of the West for an answer.
Longest and most difficult word in Icelandic: Vaðlaheiðarvegavinnuverkfærageymsluskúraútidyralyklakippuhringur
Translation: “A keychain ring for the outdoor key of road workers shed in a moor called Vaðlaheiði”
Featured Image: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-7TEnxoB6Y
Save the Date: March 4, 2017
What: Sunaana Winter Festival
Where: Thompson’s Point, Portland Maine
This is a 21+ event; ID will be checked at the door.
Sunaana is a winter festival created to embrace the time of year when the days are short and the nights are long. The experience is a unique and groundbreaking mix of emerging musicians from Maine, Iceland, and beyond, contemporary performance (circus and modern dance), and the craft Continue reading “Sunaana Winter Festival – March 4”
*Thanks for playing! The drawing is closed.*
Icelanders have a long tradition of gifting books for Christmas and staying up late into the night to read them on Christmas Eve. This tradition is referred to as the jólabókaflóð or the Christmas Book Flood.
In honor of this tradition, we are giving away a book to one lucky winner! The winner will be announced Thursday morning so that we can ship the book to you in time for jólabókaflóð. Continue reading “Jólabókaflóð Giveaway! Enter to win – ends 12/22/16”