Social Work Internship

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Coordinator | Dennis
Coordinator | Dennis
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Get a real-life view of working in Social Work
Support community members with diverse needs
Up to 40 hours per week in an NGO
Help the NGO to run smoothly by assisting with administrative tasks
Opportunity to explore Greece
Shadowing & practical involvement internship in Greece for up to 40 hours per week This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

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

The influx of high numbers of refuges, poverty and domestic violence are issues that affect all of us and there is a high need for people to help. Interns will support priorities for mental health, abuse, as well as working to support community members with diverse needs, such as the elderly, at-risk youth, and people with disabilities as well as in crises that arise from a natural disaster. Interns should be flexible to interact with diverse cultures and demographics and while they are not expected to be directly responsible for any client/patient care, they will provide services and care for people. Please note the degree of independence and nature of the tasks that Social Work interns will be assigned is dependent on your prior experience.  The team is mostly trained or worked abroad in the UK or USA, eliminating any language barriers and offering international expertise.

Typical day

Your day will begin at 9am following your coordinator to his day-to-day activities and community projects. Expect to end your shadowing each day at around 4-5pm depending on the daily tasks.

Free-time activities

The placement takes place inside the vibrant city of Athens where many cultural events and activities take place. You have the chance to explore the historical sites of Athens or spent time at 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.



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 biology, chemistry, neuroscience, behavioral sciences, physics 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 social work and commitment to to hands-on helping those in need
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Cerca Abroad
To apply for this internship, its quick, easy and free!
– Program Fees Include:
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Airport pick-up
  • Customized internship plan
  • Fully furnished shared Accommodation
  • Local English speaking coordinator
  • International reference letter
  • Internship placement
  • Program & host city orientation
– Program Fees do not include:
  • Local activities & meals
  • International/local travel costs
  • Travel document assistance & Insurance
  • Any other service not mentioned

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 start date.

Airport Pickup at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport

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

The program fees include a free airport pickup on Sunday before the start date on Monday. 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 accommodation is fully furnished (single or double beds), with WiFi, shared with 1-6 other same-sex interns, and located in safe areas with easy access to public transport and close to the hospital. The last night at the accommodation is Friday night in 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 (Double) 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 Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH) in Athens. 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.
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


Details on arrival

The program operates throughout the year. 
Internships start on Mondays and have the choice to participate to a program between a minimum of 2 weeks or up to a maximum of 24 weeks.

The program fee includes a free airport pickup on Sunday before the start date on Monday. To qualify for the free pickup, interns are required to arrive between 9am-6pm. At the airport you will be welcomed and transferred to your housing. For interns arriving at an earlier time, a pick-up service can be provided upon request and subject to availability.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks
9 weeks
10 weeks
11 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$783 /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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Shadowing & practical involvement internship in Greece for up to 40 hours per week


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