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:
Photographing g. dolphins, turtles, whales, seals, birds and other species of wildlife
Photographing the various research and conservation actions carried out by Archipelagos’ teams, by participating in boat-based as well as land-based surveys
Photographing the varied landscape of the Eastern Aegean Islands
Assisting members of the research teams with basic photography and editing techniques
Nature Video / Film Production for:
Creating and editing footage of the various research and conservation projects carried out by Archipelagos’ teams, by participating in boat-based research expeditions as well as land surveys and terrestrial biodiversity surveys
Creating and editing footage of marine wildlife (e.g. dolphins, turtles), using both standard and underwater cameras
Creating and editing footage of terrestrial wildlife (e.g. birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals), combining the use of standard digital cameras with wildlife camera traps
Showcasing the varied marine and terrestrial landscapes of the Aegean Islands
Assisting members of the research teams with basic filming and editing techniques
Illustration of Flora and Fauna for:
Creating scientific illustrations of mammal, bird, reptilian and amphibian, species
Creating scientific illustrations of terrestrial plant, shrub and tree species
Creating scientific illustrations of marine mammals, fish, invertebrates, as well as marine flora
Creating illustrations for informational material used in public awareness activities
Media and Public Relations for:
Creating press releases for newspapers, online media, TV and radio
Increasing awareness of local and global environmental issues through social media
Promoting and encouraging environmental conservation on an individual level through social media
Creating informational material and updates regarding Archipelagos
Expanding Archipelagos’ partnerships through networking
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.
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.