For the last two decades, Archipelagos has been focused on marine research and conservation. Though conservation efforts of Archipelagos Institute can only be successful when shared with the local communities and the general public. Effective communication, through media, builds up relationships with both the local community and the general public.
Media is an invaluable tool in order to raise awareness and inspire the local communities and the wider public to take an active role for the conservation of marine biodiversity, as well as highlighting local and global environmental issues.
Archipelagos' Media Team creates material concerning biodiversity, environmental conservation and public health issues through various platforms, with the goal of raising awareness and making effective changes. This internship will mostly be office work, however interns will have the opportunity to participate in boat-based surveys and research expeditions.
Accordingly to interests and skill sets, interns will be involved with a variety of projects including:
Wildlife and Landscape Photography for:
Nature Video / Film Production for:
Illustration of Flora and Fauna for:
Media and Public Relations for:
These projects provide fieldwork and hands-on research opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students who have achieved a bachelor’s or master’s degree, and who are looking to gain experience outside of the classroom. The skills and expertise acquired through this internship are useful towards a professional career in art, communications, education, design, or related fields.
This internship program is available to applicants who have a background in the field of art, communications, education, design, or science communication.
Applicants must have a personal portfolio showcasing skills in photography, editing, illustrating, or graphic design.
Applicants must be able to work both independently and as part of a dynamic, multi-cultural, multidisciplinary team.
Internship duration normally ranges between 3 - 12 months, although shorter or longer internship periods may be arranged to cover the needs of groups or individuals.
Archipelagos’ research bases and stations are in the Eastern Aegean Sea, on the islands of Samos and Lipsi as well as onboard the research vessels. Interns often move between research bases and boats depending on where the surveys will take place.
As a non-profit research institute, the internships we offer are unpaid. This educational/research experience requires a monthly fee of 650 euro to cover living expenses, the cost of training, use of research equipment and travelling with the research vessels, use of the office facilities, as well as insurance.
For internships of less than 3 months in duration the participation fees are raised to 780 euro per month.
Please note that travel costs to and from the research base are not included in the fees and are covered by the participant.
Students and recent graduates and researchers are advised to search for possible funding through their universities, by getting in touch with the International Office/ Placement/ Erasmus+ Offices at their Universities or other relevant grant providing organizations in their region.
To apply, please send your motivation letter, your CV, a copy of your resume, cover letter and one reference letter (if available) to [email protected]