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PermaIntern is an educational initiative focusing on permafrost. An important part of our internships is therefore to learn about permafrost. Therefore, students and supervisors should discuss which scientific literature on permafrost is relevant for any given project and come up with a suitable reading list at the start of the project.

Permafrost literature is published across many journals, including Permafrost and Periglacial Processes (only publishing permafrost-related papers) and the Cryosphere (focusing also on other cryospheric components, such as snow and glaciers). Many permafrost studies are also published in journals with focus on general geoscience, biogeoscience and environmental science, hydrology and soil science, and engineering sciences, and more. Studies with interdisciplinary or social science focus are also becoming increasingly common and are often published in journals with an Arctic or Polar focus (such as Arctic Science).

The International Permafrost Association provides a list of popular science resources on permafrost (including the Frozen Ground Cartoon project). They have also developed a glossary, which is broadly used for defining terms and concepts relevant for permafrost studies. The Permafrost Young Resources Network (PYRN) is an international organization connecting and promoting the next generation of permafrost researchers, including university students interested in permafrost.


The website has advice and resources for working with internships in STEM higher education (in Norwegian)
Pedagogical aspects to consider when supervising internship projects. Presentation by Rie Hjørnegaard Malm, University of Copenhagen.

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