As an intern at Arctic Consensus, Marianne Roed Abrahamsen has gained experience on both a academic and personal level

For the past five months, I have been an intern at Arctic Consensus with all that it involves of both academic challenges and collaborations with Arctic colleagues in Greenland, Denmark, Norway and the EU.

With a journalistic background, I have been working a lot with communication in Arctic Consensus, which involves updating the website and newsletters, as well as news surveillance and orientation to colleagues about the Arctic.

When communicating, it is an important prerequisite to understand the information you convey in depth. I grew up in Qaqortoq in South Greenland and have subsequently been on project trips to Greenland, where I have gained much knowledge in the Arctic and Greenland. I have been fortunate to be able to use this knowledge in a professional context as an intern at Arctic Consensus.

It has been rewarding to find that my personal and professional interest in the Arctic has been sought after, and I have gained much from studying the Nordic-Arctic cooperation during my internship. I was allowed to go even more in debth with my qualitative study,  when I attended EU-Arctic conferences at the end of November in Brussels. At the symposium “Arctic Futures Symposium”, as well as the policy support workshop “EU-Circumpolar Arctic Dialogue Seminar”, I gained an insight into how the EU and Arctic states collaborate on the common agenda on sustainable development in the Arctic.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the partners, I have been in contact with during my internship, and a big thank you to the employees at Arctic Consensus for giving me the opportunity to share my interest of the Arctic.

Merry Christmas and thanks for now.

Yours sincerely

Marianne Roed Abrahamsen

9th semester student, European Studies and Arctic Studies specialization, Aalborg University.