Marine Mammal Research & Conservation

Environmental Education

Environmental Education

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Environmental Education


The Aegean Sea is one of the most important marine biodiversity hotspots in the Mediterranean, with some of the most extensive and pristine ecosystems, hosting populations of keystone species. Unfortunately, these marine ecosystems are at increasing risk of anthropogenic activities such as plastic pollution, illegal fishing, tourism, and climate change.

As a Greek NGO, Archipelagos wishes to work closely with the local community, making them part of the change in order to live in a more respectful way with the environment. Involving and engaging the local community into understanding the importance of nature conservation is key to achieving the conservation goals of Archipelagos. “In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught. – Baba Dioum.

Environmental education team

Only with global knowledge and comprehension can we better protect our environment. At Archipelagos, we utilize every opportunity to share with the youth our experiences, current research and conservation efforts. We provide presentations, videos and interactive activities both in person and online, as well as hands-on sessions in nature conservation to the schools on nearby islands. We aim to enrich public knowledge on the biodiversity of the Greek Seas, and inspire engagement with conservation action.The environmental education team is responsible for the designing, implementing and evaluating these Archipelagos environmental education plan. 

Examples of recent internship projects

  • Creation and deliverance of lessons and interactive activities focusing on marine wildlife and sustainability including development of material, interactive games and field activities.
  • On- site and online workshops introducing students, teachers, and other members of the local communities to biodiversity and conservation.
  • Designing material such as infographics, posters and other educational aids.
  • Use of real time video and material from research to be incorporated online for live environmental activities engaging the public from both near and far reaching regions. 
  • Piloting on-site and online lessons to be used throughout Greece as part of extracurricular activities.

Your role

The internship will consist of designing and implementing new activities and materials in line with the objective of Archipelagos environmental education plan, working closely with the local community to generate participation and engagement.

Technical skills

At least one of the following requirements is At least one of the following requirements is needed:

  • Experience working with children or willing to learn.
  • Experience leading environmental education activities or willing to learn.
  • Good organization skills.
  • Creativity and enthusiasm.

Other skills

  • Fluency in English.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Motivation to live in remote places with simple facilities.
  • Sincere desire to word towards Archipelagos’ conservation efforts.

What we offer

We offer an internship at an inspiring institute with experts on coastal conservation. You have the opportunity to collect data for writing a thesis, scientific publications or increasing your skillset within the marine conservation sector. Internships range from 3 – 12 months, although shorter or longer internship periods may be arranged to cover the needs of groups or individuals. As Archipelagos is a non-profit research institute, the internships we offer are unpaid. The experience requires an internship weekly fee of 200 – 245 euros to cover living and research expenses (e.g. housing, 3 meals a day, public liability insurance and other research facilities). 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 for this internship, please send an email to our admissions team outlining your program of interest and requesting an application form – admission[email protected]. We will get back to you within 2 working days.