Internship Opportunity: Iceland Beer Box

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

Dates: 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.

Minimum Requirements:
Age 21+
Must have passport
Must have own spending money
Can start immediately
Honors Minor**

How to apply:
Complete this form and email a completed resume to Note: Students must sign into Google with their 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.

How to Incorporate Study Abroad Into Your Resume

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.

Study Abroad: More than just studying and traveling
Resumes: More than just bullet points and crossed fingers

Fun Fact: In the time it takes for you to read this sentence, an employer has already decided if they are going to continue to read or simply reject your resume. Continue reading “How to Incorporate Study Abroad Into Your Resume”

Sunaana Winter Festival – March 4

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”

Today is Icelandic Language Day!

Góðan dag!

Since 1996, Icelandic Language Day has been celebrated on November 16th – the birthday of Icelandic poet, Jónas Hallgrímsson.

Did you know? The Icelandic language does not import foreign words, but instead refers to the new concept with a combination of existing words. For example, a light-bulb is ljósapera, or “light pear”. The Icelandic word for computer is tölva which is a hybrid of two words: tala and völva, which literally translates to “number witch”. Here are a few more charming examples:

Continue reading “Today is Icelandic Language Day!”

Honors Study Abroad: Iceland, June 2017 – Sneak Peek

Greetings, Honors Freshmen!

The Honors Program here at USM is offering a unique study abroad experience for summer 2017. As the recipient of two unique funding sources, we are excited to share that we are able to offer a full travel scholarship to rising Sophomores who are interested in enrolling in our summer study abroad course. Here are some details to get you started: Continue reading “Honors Study Abroad: Iceland, June 2017 – Sneak Peek”