Environmental Engineering Internship in Reykjavik


Summer 2020 (June 6 – August 1, 2020)




May 15, 2018

Remaining Spaces: 1

Environmental Engineering INTERNSHIP


Work with engineers as they develop innovative solutions to environmental problems. You will learn how to manage risk for water systems and natural hazards. Collaborate with scientists and engineers as they develop alternative energy sources.



The land of fire and ice, Iceland’s dramatic scenery combines the power of volcanoes with the frozen beauty of glaciers. This is your chance to explore the world of the Norse bards and the Vikings. Travel North!



Reykjavik is one of the greenest, safest, and cleanest cities ever founded. Adjacent to dormant volcanoes, gorgeous hot spring pools, and massive ice fields, it’s also a great place to dance the night away when the sun doesn’t go down.

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Whale Watching

Whale Watching


Enjoy a few hours out on the water where you can look for minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises, humpback whales, and maybe even puffins!

Gullfoss Waterfall

Golden Circle


What is time spent in Iceland without touring the famous Golden Circle? Here you can watch the Strokkur geyser shoot a column of water almost 100 ft. into the air every 4-8 minutes, see the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, and visit the Thingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet.


Glacial Hike


Jökulsárlón Glacier Exploration
There is no truer way to experience Iceland than by hiking on the glaciers, which gave the country its name. A local guide will help you explore the ice field and will teach you to use crampons as you traverse the tricky terrain.

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Tour


Experience Iceland just like the cast of Game of Thrones did. Follow the trail of the Wildlings from North of the Wall at Þingvellir National Park, visit the Viking Lodge, see where the Night's Watch men are attacked by the White Walkers, and experience the land of the Seven Kingdoms as you've seen it.

"The excursions were really nice because there weren’t that many tourists. So it was really personal and intimate. It felt really local."

— ~ Hannah Mac Dula, University of California Davis

What is Included

Before You Depart

Personal Advisor

Your personal advisor will help with everything from the application process to making sure you feel at home while abroad.

Financial Aid Guidance

Whether it’s a financial aid transfer or advice on budgeting for your new city, Panrimo is there to help.

Visa and Passport Guidance

A visa is not necessary for an internship in Iceland.

STA Travel Partnership

Panrimo partners with STA Travel to provide affordable options for your travel needs, talk to your advisor before purchasing a ticket!

Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

Starting with an interview and pre-employment skills inventory, our advisors will work with you to polish your resume until it’s perfect.

Pre-Departure Orientation Book

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about living abroad. Be sure to read through it before you board that plane!

Intern for Credit

Your Panrimo advisor will work with your employer and home university to build an internship that counts towards your degree program.

BUNAC Sponsorship

Interview With Employer

After accepting your application and perfecting your resume, Panrimo will arrange a video interview with an employer deemed to be the best fit for your internship.

While you are Abroad

Internship Placement

Your placement is created to best develop your skill set in pursuit of your professional goals.

Airport Pickup

Not sure how to navigate your new city? Not to worry, your on-site coordinator will be waiting at the terminal, ready to take you to your housing.


You’ll spend the day with your coordinator, learning the city, the public transportation, and the ins-and-outs of life in a new country.


All housing is safe, centrally located, and well suited for the international adventurer, with easy access to public transportation. See below for more details!


Panrimo organizes awesome cultural activities that will introduce you to the local culture and take you to some of the best attractions. See above for more details!

On-Site Coordinator

Your coordinator is your go-to contact in London who helps with anything from finding a gym to providing emergency services. They’re here to ensure your trip is fun and stress-free.

Health Insurance

Your program insurance covers doctor visits, ER coverage, evacuation, and many other services with a standard deductible.

Social Activities

Panrimo’s on-site coordinator will arrange mid-week hangouts at local restaurants and cafes, and will let you know what events are taking place locally.

Farewell Dinner

As a last hurrah before you go join other Panrimo program participants and your on-site coordinator for a farewell dinner.

When You Return

Alumni Program

Panrimo program participants are all over the world, and working in a variety of different professions. Connect professionally, or just share stories!

Post-Program Assistance

Need help readjusting? Your Panrimo advisor keeps in contact to make sure credits are transferred and that you adjust to life back in the States!

Get started today!

Start planning your trip today. Talk to an advisor, request a catalog or start an application. Take the first step!
Jon Petur
On-Site Coordinator

Jón Pétur Magnason

How many years have you been in Iceland?

I’m born and raised in Iceland!

What languages do you speak?

Icelandic, English, some Danish, German and Thai

What countries have you visited?

Sweden, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Thailand, Greece, Croatia,

What’s your favorite time of year/season in Iceland, and why?

Love the winter, big fan of winter sports and I love the snow.

Your favorite local food or drink?

Lamb on the BBQ, fresh salmon or trout. The food is amazing here.

Why choose Reykjavik?

It’s a lively city with everything you’d want. Culture or entertainment and everything in between. You have to be here to experience all that it has to offer.



All Panrimo students will live in a shared apartment. They are all in safe and secure neighborhoods with easy access to public transportation. Single room upgrades may be available. Ask your Panrimo advisor for more information!

Centrally Located


With easy access to your internship and to the attractions of the city, you’ll have no problem enjoying all aspects of your life abroad.

Fully Furnished


All apartments come furnished with furniture, linens, and cooking utensils provided for your comfort.

Easy Access to Public Transportation


The apartments are within easy walking distance of public transportation. This makes navigating your new city a breeze!

Before You Go...

Arrival Airport


All Panrimo interns should fly into Keflavik International Airport (KEF) between 10am-2pm local time on the first day of their program.



A visa is not required for this internship program. If any immigration regulations change, you will be notified in the application process.



The national currency is the Icelandic Króna (ISK.) The króna is divided into kr1, kr5, kr10, and kr100 value coins, and kr500, kr1000, kr2000, and kr5000 value banknotes. Kr100 equals approximately $0.75.

Local Transportation


While Reykjavik is the largest city in Iceland, it's still very walkable. For the reluctant pedestrian, Reykjavik's bus system is clean, safe, and efficient. Called "Strætó," it services not only all areas of the city, but the rest of the country as well. Tickets can be purchased at any station, as well as on the bus itself. Frequent riders should consider investing in a 9-ticket card to save money.



It's no surprise that Iceland’s official language is Icelandic. A Germanic language which can trace its origins back to Old Norse, Icelandic boasts a vocabulary full of words developed specifically for the lexicon, as opposed to borrowed from other languages. Swedish, Norwegian, German, French, and Russian are also very popular in Iceland, so don’t be surprised if your co-workers speak a few languages!



Reykjavik, located on the Southeastern coast, doesn't experience the same temperature extremes and snowfall that regions to the North forecast. Average summer temperatures are in the 50s, with winter temps dropping to the 20s and 30s. Spring and Fall average in the 40s, so no matter what time of year you plan to visit, pack a sweater!