Overview

Interns with creative aptitudes and an ecological focus help to promote the success of various environmental efforts as well as share the unique nature of the Aegean Sea and islands to the world. The Archipelagos media team is comprised of five different positions, providing a great opportunity to make a meaningful impact while developing personal academic and career skills.

Applicant profile:

  • At least one year of college or university studies in the fields of art or science
  • Depending on the specific Media team position:
    • Proficiency using photography, film production, or animation and design software and equipment
    • Experience managing social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram)
    • Experience in public relations and/or journalistic writing
    • Experience in illustrating high-detail subjects, preferably scientific organisms
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • High standard of work
  • Fluency in English
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a dynamic, multi-cultural team
  • Sincere desire to work towards Archipelagos’ conservation efforts
  • Motivation to live in a small island community
  1. Wildlife and Landscape Photography

Description: The conservation efforts of Archipelagos Institute can only be successful when shared with the local communities and the general public. In this regard, photography is an invaluable tool in depicting the biodiversity of the Aegean Islands, as well as the activities carried out by the Institute. Focusing on various subjects, photography interns take part in a range of projects, collaborating with different scientific teams. Such projects include:

  • Photographing bird, reptilian, amphibian, and terrestrial mammal species
  • Photographing the various research and conservation activities carried out by Archipelagos teams, by participating in boat-surveys, land surveys and terrestrial biodiversity surveys
  • Photographing marine mammals (e.g. dolphins, turtles, whales, seals)
  • Photographing the varied landscape of the eastern Aegean Islands
  • Assisting members of the research teams with basic photography and editing techniques
  1. Nature Video / Film Production

Description: The conservation efforts of Archipelagos Institute can only be successful when shared with the local communities and the general public. In this regard, documentary videos and films are invaluable tools in depicting the biodiversity of the Aegean, as well as local and global environmental issues. The films are created for various purposes, including awareness videos for children and the general public, as well as for media (TV and social media). Video production interns take part in a range of projects, collaborating with different scientific teams. Such projects include:

  • Creating and editing footage of the various research and conservation projects carried out by Archipelagos teams, by participating in boat-surveys, land surveys and terrestrial biodiversity surveys
  • Creating and editing footage of marine wildlife (e.g. dolphins, turtles), using both standard and underwater cameras
  • Creating and editing footage of terrestrial wildlife (e.g. birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals), combining the use of standard digital cameras with wildlife camera traps
  • Showcasing the varied marine and terrestrial landscapes of the Aegean Islands
  • Assisting members of the research teams with basic filming and editing technique
  1. Graphic and Animation Design for Conservation

Description: Informational graphics and animations are crucial towards the success of environmental conservation efforts carried out by Archipelagos. Innovative visual material designed by the graphic and animation team focuses on a wide range of wildlife and conservation issues and is used in environmental awareness campaigns and educational material through a variety of media. The main fields of activity include:

  • Designing posters, infographics, leaflets and booklets depicting the various environmental issues concerning the marine and terrestrial biodiversity of the eastern Aegean
  • Designing animations and motion graphics depicting the local marine and terrestrial species as well as their respective threats
  • Designing and participating in awareness and educational campaigns at local, Greek and European levels
  1. Media and Public Relations

Description: Communication and public engagement are crucial tools towards the success of Archipelagos’ conservation efforts. The media and public relations team creates material on biodiversity, environmental conservation and public health issues through various platforms, with the goal of raising awareness and effecting change. Focusing on various subjects, interns take part in a range of projects, collaborating with different scientific teams. The main fields of activity include:

  • Creating press releases for newspapers, online media, TV and radio
  • Increasing awareness of local and global environmental issues through social media
  • Promoting and encouraging environmental conservation on an individual level through social media
  • Creating informational material and updates regarding Archipelagos
  • Expanding Archipelagos’ partnerships through networking
  • Designing environmental education material, fundraising campaigns and events
  1. Scientific Illustration of Flora and Fauna

Description: Focusing on illustrations of marine and terrestrial biodiversity in the Eastern Aegean Islands, interns have the opportunity to partake in different conservation-based projects. By sketching from marine and terrestrial wildlife observations and pre-collected objects, they are merging photographic images with the knowledge of scientists. In addition, the interns create illustrations that are used in projects and campaigns that aim to raise public awareness of environmental issues. As a result, they contribute to the environmental conservation efforts of Archipelagos while developing dynamic personal portfolios. Activities include:

  • Creating scientific illustrations of bird, reptilian, amphibian, and terrestrial mammal species
  • Creating scientific illustrations of terrestrial plant, shrub and tree species
  • Creating scientific illustrations of marine mammals, fish, invertebrates, as well as marine flora
  • Creating scientific illustrations for informational material used in public awareness activities

Duration:

A minimum duration of 3 months is highly recommended for all participants, although shorter placements can be tailored to the needs of groups and individuals. Placements can last as long as 12 months. Starting dates: September 3rd, 2018 and onwards.

Location:

Archipelagos’ research bases and stations in the eastern Aegean Sea, on the islands of Samos, Lipsi, Ikaria, Leros, Arki, Marathi and Oinousses. Placements may also include working on board of one of our research boats.

Placement fee:

Monthly fees of 650 euro include:
Living expenses (shared accommodation, all meals, wi-fi)
Use of equipment & research boats
Transport for working purposes
Greek language lessons

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.

*Travelling costs are NOT included and are covered by the participant.

Application details:

Please submit CV and covering letter to [email protected]