Research and legal analysis may include, but is not limited to:
EU fisheries legislation and Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fisheries.
Promoting the enforcement of existing EU and international legislation for the protection of protected habitats (eg. Seagrass meadows and coralligenous reefs).
Combating the illegal trade of endangered plants and animals.
Combating environmental crimes, pollution incidents and the destruction of natural habitats and wildlife.
Shipping, ship traffic and maritime accidents.
Uncontrolled use of live ammunition by the armed forces which pose a threat to public health and wildlife.
Developing management schemes for fisheries protected areas.
This internship program is available to applicants who have a background in environmental law and policy, or in marine sciences.
Applicants must be able to work both independently and as part of a dynamic, multicultural, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.