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Agriculture & Viticulture Internships

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2 - 12 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

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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
  • Opportunity to explore Greece

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

About the program

This is your chance to learn first-hand how grapes and olives are grown using traditional and precise farming methods to combat the effects of climate change on crops.

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 ...

About the program

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 ...

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 at Kissamos port town, 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 nearby cities, towns or ...

Free-time activities

The placement takes place at Kissamos port town, 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 nearby cities, towns or take the ferry to one of the hundreds of picturesque islands.


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

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, Criminal Background Check 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

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 for 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 30 days before your internship starting 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 port town of Kissamos, 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 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.

Internet Access

Good access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Food & Beverages

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. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

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. GET A QUOTE

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. VACCINE CHECKER

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
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Program fees

2 weeks (min. stay) 1,843€
3 weeks 2,425€
4 weeks 3,007€
5 weeks 3,589€
6 weeks 4,171€
7 weeks 4,753€
8 weeks 5,238€
9 weeks 5,723€
10 weeks 6,208€
11 weeks 6,693€
12 weeks (max. stay) 7,178€
Average fees 760€/week

Program fees

760€ per week 2 - 12 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Deposit

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

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.


Meet your organization

Cerca Abroad

Outstanding 5 rating (125 reviews)

Agency - founded in 4

Verified by Volunteer World

  Very high response rate

Coordinated by

Dennis

Spoken languages: English

About the project

Study, Volunteer, Intern Abroad programs in Greece or Remote Internships in Europe

Meet your organization

Cerca Abroad is a business unit of Cerca Trova Ltd, a European based company (incorporation / VAT number: BG204499976), that specializes in engineering solutions and educational programs. The company started in 2017 by offering medical shadowing internships to hundreds of participants from around the world. Over the past few years it has expanded its program portfolio of in-person (agricultural, engineering, environmental, health) and remote internships (agricultural, engineering, health & safety, marketing, software) to Erasmus+ funded MSc degrees & courses (electromobility, marine/maritime ICT, precision agriculture), offering a range of exciting educational pathways.

125 reviews · rating5

Eliot Kearney rating5

2022 at Agriculture & Viticulture Internships

My name is Elliot and I am from Oxford. I chose this internship program on Olive tree farming as I wanted to learn more about olive trees and just general farming in Greece. I already know how to farm on a large scale in the UK but I wanted to see how it’s done on a small scale on many different ...
Huiwen Zhang rating5

2021 at Agriculture & Viticulture Internships

My internship experience has been full and rich. I was given tasks by my supervisors, whose patience made me feel respected and motivated to speak up when there was something I did not understand. In the future I want to apply technical skills to solve practical issues, and in this internship, I was ...
Bethany Moss rating5

2021 at Agriculture & Viticulture Internships

Hands-on remote experience on agricultural GIS assessments. I have learnt so much about how to measure and assess different types of stress in crops, such as weeds or drought. This will help with my long-term goals of having a career in sustainability, whether that be sustainable resources or ...
Lubna Hazeem rating5

2021 at Agriculture & Viticulture Internships

My internship experience has been great! I felt comfortable talking to my supervisor and my team and I communicated well despite the language barrier between us. I was very impressed with the level of commitment from my supervisor and internship placement. Upon receiving my very first task, I could ...
WIlliam Marsala rating5

2020 at Agriculture & Viticulture Internships

In the meeting with my coordinator for my virtual internship in cyber security, we laid out everything for me to accomplish. We had multiple weekly meetings and remained connected throughout, sending messages when online meetings were not practical. My role as a virtual cyber security intern had a ...
John Sarantakis rating5

2020 at Agriculture & Viticulture Internships

Amazing vineyard/winery volunteering experience in Greece. I wanted to have an internship over the summer and combine it with my interest in winemaking. After searching through various internship abroad programs, I came across the Vinifera Experience internship by Cerca Trova. I had always had an ...

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