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Marine Conservation Intern

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4 - 12 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

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Highlights

  • Task on marine mammal research & conservation, marine ecology and environmental awareness
  • Ideal for marine biologists & volunteers of any background
  • Develop your skills and understanding of different marine conservation aspects
  • Participate in environmental conservation & educational projects
  • Participating in actions (awareness events, media, PR etc)

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

About the program

Here you'll direct all of your efforts towards marine mammal research & conservation, marine ecology, and environmental awareness.

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

This internship will involve tasks around 9 core teams (marine mammal research & conservation, marine ecology, GIS & remote sensing, environmental law & policy, terrestrial ...

About the program

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

This internship will involve tasks around 9 core teams (marine mammal research & conservation, marine ecology, GIS & remote sensing, environmental law & policy, terrestrial research & conservation, microplastic and laboratory projects, Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary, Media, PR & graphic design, environmental education). The team is made-up by professional marine specialists & volunteers that participate in international marine conservation & educational projects around Europe, eliminating any language barriers and offering international expertise. This internship requires self-motivation and self-guided work.

This program is important because together we will:

  • Rescuing exhausted or trapped wild animals.
  • Research the biodiversity of the Aegean sea.
  • Study the populations of endangered marine mammals in their natural habitat.
  • Raise public awareness and educate our fellow citizens and their children through environmental games and presentations.
  • Participate in events and festivals that aim to raise public awareness of environmental issues.
  • Monitor the effects of human activity in the ecosystem

Most of the activities are focused on practical conservation field work but may include office-based tasks too. Typical tasks are: data acquisition on marine species, water quality and coastal biodiversity, surveying, human impact studies, environmental policies, GIS and remote sensing, awareness campaigns, wildlife photography and video, graphic design,

Our marine conservation internship program offers the opportunity to gain top quality experience interning on the marine conservation organization. With valuable experience, you’ll develop your skills and understanding of different conservation aspects.

During the internship at Lipsi island the institute will offer daily meals for free (breakfast supplies and lunch/dinner cooked by the in-house chef).

As for Greece, perhaps there is no need for an introduction. It is one of the most popular and safest destinations in the world. Situated in southeast Europe it is blessed with sun, friendly people, rich cuisine and a truly unique landscape that spans from green forests to the deep blue sea. With its 2,500 years of history and its 1,400 islands there is plenty to discover in Greece and it will satisfy the most demanding visitor. Greece is one of the warmest countries in Europe with long, hot & dry summers and mild winters. The popular time to visit Greece is between May to September end. Occasionally heatwaves may occur with temperatures peaking (1-2 days) around 105°F / 41°C.



Typical day

A typical working week runs from Monday to Friday, with each day beginning at 9am and ending around 5pm/6pm. During this time, you can take part in the activities found below:
  • Marine mammal research & conservation
  • Marine ecology
  • GIS & remote sensing
  • Environmental law & policy
  • Terrestrial research & ...

Typical day

A typical working week runs from Monday to Friday, with each day beginning at 9am and ending around 5pm/6pm. During this time, you can take part in the activities found below:
  • Marine mammal research & conservation
  • Marine ecology
  • GIS & remote sensing
  • Environmental law & policy
  • Terrestrial research & conservation
  • Microplastic and laboratory projects
  • Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary
  • Media, PR & graphic design
  • Environmental education

Free-time activities

Samos is a small picturesque island that attracts people that want relaxing vacations in nature. There are many watersports to uptake, from swimming to snorkeling. The staff are more than happy to give detailed information on exiting activities and interesting places to visit

Free-time activities

Samos is a small picturesque island that attracts people that want relaxing vacations in nature. There are many watersports to uptake, from swimming to snorkeling. The staff are more than happy to give detailed information on exiting activities and interesting places to visit


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)

Criminal Background Check

required

Required Documents

CV, Passport copy, Profile Photo and Criminal Background Check

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

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.

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

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 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 Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport

The program offers airport transfer from the Samos International Airport "Aristarchos" (SMI) to the Marine Conservation Center where your accommodation is also located. For interns arriving at an earlier date, an accommodation at extra cost can be provided and a pickup to the post maybe provided if requested and subject to availability. Arrival at Samos is scheduled for the first and third Monday of each month so flight arrivals need to be scheduled accordingly. Departure is always on a Friday

Accommodation


The accommodation is fully furnished (single or double beds), with WiFi, shared with 1-5 other mixed-sex interns. The last night of the accommodation is the Wednesday night of the final week, leaving interns free to depart on Thursday. Extra nights of accommodation or private apartments can be arranged in advance, if requested and subject to availability.

Food & Beverages

During the internship at Samos island the institute will offer daily meals for free (breakfast supplies and lunch/dinner cooked by the in-house chef).

Internet Access

Good access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH) in Athens. 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 (Arrival) on the first and third Monday of each month and the departure is always on a Friday.

Arrival to Samos island is via the Samos International Airport "Aristarchos" (SMI). There are many flights that connect most major European cities to Samos as well as daily flights from the Athens International Airport (ATH)

Availability
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Program fees

4 weeks (min. stay) 2,976€
5 weeks 3,552€
6 weeks 4,128€
7 weeks 4,704€
8 weeks 5,184€
9 weeks 5,664€
10 weeks 6,144€
11 weeks 6,624€
12 weeks (max. stay) 7,104€
Average fees 667€/week

Program fees

667€ per week 4 - 12 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

4 - 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

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 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.

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