Internship & Research Opportunities in the Aegean Islands

Students, recent graduates and scientists can join Archipelagos Institute and take part in Internship & Research Opportunities in the Aegean Islands.

Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is a Greek non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to researching and defending the rare biodiversity of the Greek seas and islands, as well as of the NE Mediterranean region overall.

In parallel with research and conservation work, Archipelagos also hosts year-round students and young scholars from a wide range of disciplines in research bases in the Aegean islands who join to support efforts to protect the environment. Since 2001, the program’s educational activities have hosted over 1,500 participants from around the world.

Fields of Research:

MARINE ECOSYSTEMS

TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

ART, MEDIA AND DESIGN

OTHER TOPICS

Placement details:

  • Duration: 3-12 months is (shorter duration is consider on a case-by-case basis)
  • Location: Archipelagos’ research bases and stations in the eastern Aegean Sea (Samos, Lipsi, Ikaria, Arki, Marathi islands). Placements may also include working on board one of the two small research boats
  • Costs: Placement fee of 650euros/month
  • Covers: Accommodation, full board and all placement costs (frequently placement fee and travel etc expenses are covered by grants such as Erasmus+, or other equivalent)
  • Extras: Participants have the option to obtain (at no further cost):

    • a) Sailing skipper license – includes a log book noting the miles traveled
    • b) PADI Open Water scuba diving certification – free during summer months — at discounted rate for the rest of the year (cost of equipment rental is not included)
    • c) Greek language lessons
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