Interns who join this project will take part in numerous research and communication projects related to the creation of the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary, while they are also welcome to take part in the actual construction process if interested!
As this facility is not yet operational as a rehabilitation center, this internship will not involve animal care but instead will be focusing on the crucial tasks in preparation of its operation.
Thus, the interns would be involved in helping with a variety of activities with a focus on:
Veterinary and marine mammal research: including assisting the process, preparing the operations and protocols for the operation of the AMLS
Innovative coastal habitat research in preparation of the operation of the AMLS, including underwater replanting of seagrass meadows, camera-based monitoring of coastal ecosystems, design and installation of artificial reefs, monitoring blue carbon of Posidonia seagrass, how Posidonia may reverse the effects of climate change, and many more.
PR & Communications: Strengthening PR by creating social media content and public awareness campaigns * Assisting with fundraising efforts by searching for partners/sponsors, applying for grants, and organizing fundraising events
Creating educational material for the facility
Applicants can have a wide range of backgrounds: marine biology, education, social sciences, marine biology, art, communications, and/or related fields
Comfortable working under low supervision as well as leading a project independently
Motivation to live in a small island community
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.
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@example.com
About Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation
P.O. Box 42, Pythagorio, Samos 83103, GR
Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to researching and defending the biodiversity of the Greek seas and islands, as well as the NE Mediterranean overall.
Since 1998, Archipelagos has focused on a combination of multidisciplinary scientific research and efficient conservation work in which local communities play an active part. This cooperation creates a strategic foundation that enables and strengthens the activities of Archipelagos at the local, national and European level, allowing us to protect aquatic and terrestrial life against ever-increasing human factors.