Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation

Internship & Research Opportunities in the Aegean Islands

Students, recent graduates and scientists can join Archipelagos Institute and take part in its multidisiplinary research opportunities in the Aegean Sea islands.

Start your career with a special experience!

Graduates and students are welcome to apply for placements through an internship or traineeship, with the aim to enrich their knowledge with the practical experience of working in hands-on field research and conservation projects (see below the possible project areas). These take place within the beautiful landscape of the islands in the eastern Aegean Sea, Greece. They address a number of key conservation and scientific issues, which relate to the protection of the rare biodiversity in the region. The goal of Archipelagos’ placement program is to provide participants with research experience in the field, contributing directly towards the future of this unique ecosystem.

All internships are geared at developing your leadership and role model skills, allowing you to develop a variety of key skills, which can improve your future job prospects.

EN-LogoArchipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is a Greek non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to researching and defending the rare biodiversity of the Greek seas and islands, as well as of the NE Mediterranean region overall.

In parallel with our research and conservation work, Archipelagos also hosts year-round students and young scholars from a wide range of disciplines in our research bases in the Aegean islands, who join us to support our efforts to protect the environment. Since 2001, our educational activities have hosted over 1,500 participants from around the world.

Marine Ecosystem Research:


Marine Mammal and Conservation

Marine Research & Conservation

Fisheries Research & Management

Research in Coastal Biodiversity and Invasive Species

Research in (Posidonia oceanica) Seagrass Meadows

Other Fields of Research:


▪ Golden Jackal Research and Conservation

▪ Forest & Freshwater Ecosystem Management

▪ Mediterranean Chameleon Research and Conservation

▪ Bird Research and Conservation

▪ Island Flora Research and Conservation

▪ Agronomic Research & Seed Bank Projects


▪ Research in Microplastics

▪ Laboratory Assessment of Environmental Impacts

▪ Geo-information Specialisation for Environmental Conservation (GIS and Remote-Sensing)

▪ Applications of Renewable Energy Sources


* Scientific Illustration of Flora & Fauna
* Graphic & Animation Design for Conservation
* Wildlife & Landscape Photography
* Nature Video / Film Production
* Media & Public Relations


* Environmental Education
* Information Technology
* Legal Work
* Public Relations
* Administrative Work

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Placement details:  Duration: 3-12 months is (shorter duration is consider on a case-by-case basis)

Location: Archipelagos’ main research base base is on the island of Samos. Opportunities to visit and work at the other stations in the eastern Aegean Sea are available (Lipsi, Ikaria, Arki, Marathi islands). Placements also include working on board the research boats.

Costs: Placement fee of 650 euros/month covers accommodation, full board and all placement costs & Greek language lessons.
(frequently placement fee and travel etc expenses are covered by grants such as Erasmus+, or other equivalent) 

To Apply

Send resume, motivation letter (no more than two pages) to 

We hope to see you in the Aegean islands!

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