The internship will take shape in the form of a two-month stint starting in January 2019 in Rovaniemi, Finland, with the University of the Arctic (UArctic) International Secretariat located at the University of Lapland, and another two months in Tromsø, Norway, with the Arctic Council Indigenous People’s Secretariat (IPS).

“I am very interested in learning about the Indigenous groups there and how they have broken down barriers for employment of Indigenous peoples,” said the newly named 2020 Labrador Institute International Indigenous Intern.

“Stephanie’s passion for her Labrador homeland and her dedication and drive to breaking down barriers for Indigenous people along with her commitment to volunteerism make her an excellent choice for this internship,” said Karen Pottle-Fewer, program co-ordinator, Labrador Institute. “We are very pleased to have Stephanie represent the Labrador Institute as she embarks on this journey.”