Researchers, young graduates, students and volunteers with a background in science or communications are welcome to join the Archipelagos team on the Aegean islands! Here you will have the opportunity to take part in multidisciplinary field research and high-priority conservation projects, collecting data and supporting the work of our research teams, while enriching your knowledge and improving practical skills.
Participants gain valuable field research experience on key fields of marine and terrestrial conservation, while at the same time contributing directly towards the protection of the unique marine ecosystems of the Aegean. All internships are geared at developing your leadership, independent research and study skills, allowing you to develop a variety of abilities, which can improve your future job prospects.
During the 2022 academic year, students who are enrolled in online university courses can follow a flexible on-site internship schedule to accommodate both their university course and the on-site internship.
In response to COVID-19, all projects are currently based on the islands of Lipsi and Samos in the southeastern Aegean Sea, or on board Archipelagos’ research boats “Aegean Explorer”, “Pinelopi” and “Naftilos”, on which we extend our marine conservation work through research trips that cover various other Aegean Sea islands and waters of the Aegean Sea.
Throughout the pandemic and times during lock-down, the Archipelagos team was able to continue parts of their work, respecting all safety measures and government guidelines, and making best use of the safe outdoor areas and activities. To minimise potential spread of Covid-19, all incoming team members will initially be hosted in separate accommodation facilities upon arrival at Archipelagos’ research base. The duration of this stay will depend on guidelines and recommendations from the Greek and EU Health Organisations. While this is not compulsory, Archipelagos has decided to take extra precautions to ensure the safety of all team members.