Agriculture & Viticulture Internships

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High­lights

Learn first hand how grapes & olives are cultivated and how wine & oil is made
Get involved with tasks such as planting and maintenance of the vineyard and olive trees
Use state-of-the-art precision agriculture techniques
Visit one of the most beautiful areas in Greece
Opportunety to explore Greece
This is your chance to learn first hand how grapes & olives are cultivated with traditional and precision agriculture methods to combat climate change effects on plants This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

This is an in-country hands-on internship program with provided shared housing and local team support.

Interns have the opportunity to learn traditional farming coupled with state-of-the-art precision agriculture techniques to combat climate change effects on food production output.

This internship will involve tasks such as planting and maintenance of the vineyard and olive trees: soil preparation, erecting the support structure for the plants, setting irrigation equipment and planting. It is also expected that you may prune and train growing vines, use methods for controlling pests and diseases with regular spraying. During the harvest period you may assist with handpicking grapes/olives or operating light machines/equipment to that are used around the farm. The team is made-up by professional farmers that also use state-of-the-art precision agriculture techniques. The team is also involved with  academic projects around Europe, eliminating any language barriers and offering international expertise.

Our agricultural internship program offers agriculture/viticulture & graduates students the opportunity to gain top quality experience interning on the farm. With valuable experience, you’ll develop your skills and understanding of different farming aspects.

Typical day

A typical working week runs from Monday to Friday, with each day beginning at 8am/9am and ending around 5pm/6pm. During this time, you will take part in a combination of the activities found below:

  • Planting and maintenance of the vineyard and olive trees
  • Soil preparation
  • Erecting the support structure for the plants
  • Acquiring data from the installed precision agriculture sensing system
  • Maintenance of the facilities
  • Setting irrigation equipment and planting
  • Prune and train growing vines
  • Use methods for controlling pests and diseases with regular spraying
  • Handpick grapes/olives or operating light machines/equipment

Free-time activities

The placement takes place outside the vibrant city of Chania where many cultural events and activities take place. You have the chance to explore the historical sites of Crete or swim in the beaches around it. During your weekends you can travel to near by cities, towns or take the ferry to one of the hundreds of picturesque islands.

Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Museum/
Opera

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Education Requirements
At least one year of undergraduate study completed, with a relevant scientific major such as agriculture, viticulture etc. at College level
Required Documents
CV, Passport copy, Profile Photo and Vaccination Certificate
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Interns must have a genuine interest in agriculture and commitment to hands-on work at the farm.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Cerca Abroad
To apply for this internship, its quick, easy and free!

We will review your application and if we accept you on this internship we will ask you to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The remaining of your internship fees (less your initial deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.

Airport Pickup at Chania International Airport

Internships start on Mondays and interns have a choice to participate to a program between a minimum of 2 weeks or up to a maximum of 24 weeks .

For this program the participants need to be physically fit and able to undertake manual labor, enjoy practical activities, work quickly and reliably  both as part of a team and independently, have good oral and written communication skills, be safety aware.

The program fee includes a free airport pickup on the Sunday before the Monday start date. To qualify for the free pickup interns are required to arrive between 9am-6pm.At the airport interns will be welcomed and transferred to their housing. For interns arriving at an earlier date, a pickup maybe provided if requested and subject to availability. The farm & accommodation are located at the quiet village of Loussakies, 30′ drive from beautiful Chania on the island of Crete in Greece.

Adequate information about the location and hosting institution will be sent before arrival. It includes information about the place, local culture, rules, emergency contact numbers and the local team.

Accommodation
The accommodation is fully furnished (single or double beds), with WiFi, shared with 1-6 other same-sex interns. The last night of the accommodation is the Friday night of the final week, leaving interns free to depart on Saturday. Extra nights of accommodation or private apartments can be arranged in advance, if requested and subject to availability.
Bedroom (Single)
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Chania International Airport (CHQ) in Chania. We assist you to find cheap flights to Greece.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Greece provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Greece you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Greece.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Internships start on Mondays and interns have a choice to participate to a program between a minimum of 2 weeks or up to a maximum of 24 weeks .

For this program the participants need to be physically fit and able to undertake manual labor, enjoy practical activities, work quickly and reliably  both as part of a team and independently, have good oral and written communication skills, be safety aware.

The program fee includes a free airport pickup on the Sunday before the Monday start date. To qualify for the free pickup interns are required to arrive between 9am-6pm.At the airport interns will be welcomed and transferred to their housing. For interns arriving at an earlier date, a pickup maybe provided if requested and subject to availability. The farm & accommodation are located at the quiet village of Loussakies, 30′ drive from beautiful Chania on the island of Crete in Greece.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1,700
3 weeks
$2,300
4 weeks
$2,900
5 weeks
$3,500
7 weeks
$4,700
9 weeks
$5,900
24 weeks (max. stay)
$14,975
Average fees
$737 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Cerca Abroad will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Cerca Abroad during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Agriculture & Viticulture Internships

This is your chance to learn first hand how grapes & olives are cultivated with traditional and precision agriculture methods to combat climate change effects on plants

$737/week

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