Graduates, students and research volunteers are welcome to apply for an internship, with the aim of enriching their knowledge with the practical experience of working in hands-on field research and conservation projects with the Marine Mammal, Applied GIS, Marine Conservation and Microplastic Teams at Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation.

Interns provide scientific support for the projects and gain valuable hands-on marine conservation experience.

Projects take place at Archipelagos’ research bases on the islands of Samos and Lipsi in the eastern Aegean Sea. Interns will board three research boats, the Aegean Explorer, Pinelopi and Naftilos also serve as mobile platforms for there research and conservation work.

The Aegean Sea supports important populations of marine mammals (Common, Bottlenose, Striped and Risso’s dolphins, Sperm whales and Cuvier’s beaked whales and the endangered Mediterranean monk seal), as well as habitats of ecological and economic importance (Posidonia seagrass and coralligenous reefs). However they are being increasingly impacted by human activity.

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The projects undertaken offer a unique opportunity to improve participants’ research skills and utilise knowledge to make a difference in targeted conservation efforts.

Limited places still available for Winter/Spring 2020!

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