Marine Mammal Research Internship

Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation Team is pleased to announce that the recruitment process for our Winter/Spring 2018 Internship projects has just begun. Students and recent graduates are invited to join our research efforts in the Aegean Sea islands.

As part of our team, you can expect to gain skills and experience in:

  • Conducting boat and land based marine mammal surveys
  • Dolphin photo identification
  • Monitoring of a Mediterranean monk seal
  • Sea turtle identification
  • Μarine mammal first aid and necropsy
  • Preparing for the development of The Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary
  • Promoting citizen science through our Εco-navigation project
  • Marine bird surveys
  • Data analysis
  • Scientific discussions
  • Contribution to scientific publications

The work of Archipelagos; Institute of Marine Conservation, is built upon a strong and enthusiastic team of volunteer researchers and young scientists. We are therefore seeking applicants that are motivated and have a strong desire to protect and conserve the natural environment. You must be conscientious and highly motivated, able to work both individually and as part of a dynamic, multi-cultural team of people from around the world. You will be working on a variety of projects related to your placement type and so must have good time management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines, along with excellent organizational and self-management skills. Candidates must have a good eye for detail and have a high standard of work presentation. An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the English language and grammar system, being able to speak, read and write confidently is crucial. Further essential requirements include computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs. Previous experience relating to your placement is preferable, but not required.

*As a non-profit organization Archipelagos cannot cover the living and working cost of the interns. Therefore, all interns will need to cover the monthly placement fees of 650 euros. This covers accommodation, full board, use of equipment, use of the research boats, transport for working purposes, Greek language lessons etc. Travelling costs are NOT included in this price and are covered by the participant.

Students and recent graduates are advised to explore possible funding through their universities, by getting in touch with the Finance / International Relations / Placement/ Erasmus+ Offices at their Universities or other relevant grant providing organizations in their region.


How to Apply

For all the essential information about our internship programs please visit our website.

Please send us your CV and a cover letter by e-mail to

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Key Information


Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation




Full Time


Entry Level, Graduate


Ecology, Marine Conservation, Nature & Wildlife


Samos, Greece, Greece

Application Deadline:

1st February 2018 at 7:45am

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