Researchers, young graduates, students and volunteers with a background in sciences or communications are welcome to join the Archipelagos team on the Aegean islands! Here they have the opportunity to take part in multidisciplinary field research and high-priority conservation projects, collecting data and supporting the work of the research teams, while enriching their knowledge and improving practical skills. Possible project areas include: Marine Mammal Research, GIS Applications for Conservation, Marine Ecology, Micro plastics Research, Environmental Policy, and Media & PR for Conservation.
In response to COVID-19, all projects are currently based on the island of Lipsi in the southeastern Aegean Sea,or on board Archipelagos’ research boats “Aegean Explorer” and “Nautilos”, on which we extend our marine conservation work via research trips that cover various other Aegean Sea islands and waters of the Aegean Sea.
Participants gain valuable field research experience on key fields of marine 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 2020/21 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.