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Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation

  • Lipsi 85001, Dodecanese - Greece, Lipsi, Samos
  • https://archipelago.gr/en/get-involved/placements-and-internships/

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Research Assistant Opportunities in Archipelagos Institute in Greece

Researchers, young graduates, students and volunteers with a background in sciences or communications are welcome to join the Archipelagos team on the Aegean islands! Here they have the opportunity to take part in multidisciplinary field research and high-priority conservation projects, collecting data and supporting the work of the research teams, while enriching their knowledge and improving practical skills. Possible project areas include: Marine Mammal Research, GIS Applications for Conservation, Marine Ecology, Micro plastics Research, Environmental Policy, and Media & PR for Conservation. In response to COVID-19, all projects are currently based on the island of Lipsi in the southeastern Aegean Sea, or on board Archipelagos’ research boats “Aegean Explorer” and “Nautilos”, on which we extend our marine conservation work via research trips that cover various other Aegean Sea islands and waters of the Aegean Sea. Participants gain valuable field research experience on key fields of marine conservation, while at the same time contributing directly towards the protection of the unique marine ecosystems of the Aegean. All internships are geared at developing your leadership, independent research and study skills, allowing you to develop a variety of abilities, which can improve your future job prospects.


min experience

salary range

€1 - €700 / month

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International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview


Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is currently recruiting for short term positions throughout the spring/summer months, as well as for long term associates.

We are looking for people who have a genuine interest for environmental conservation, to assist with our expanding team and conservation efforts with the following roles:

– Marine Mammal Research Assistant

– Coastal Ecology Research Assistant

– Microplastic Research Assistant

– GIS Research Assistant

– Media & Communications Assistant

– Terrestrial Conservation Research Assistant

Selected candidates will join the team in April and work will be conducted from our research base and boats located on the island of Lipsi, Greece.

We offer

For the trial period the travel expenses and full board accommodation are covered. If the trial period is successful, a remuneration package is possible, as we aim to develop long-term partnerships.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities to become part of our amazing team

  • Experience managing and training students and/or volunteers
  • Able to conduct fieldwork in all weather conditions
  • Be comfortable spending time on a research vessel at sea
  • Demonstrated leadership, supervision and team building skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to write scientific reports and papers
  • Fluency in English (essential)
  • Fluency in Greek (ideal)
  • Excellent computer skills with all Microsoft applications
  • Genuine interest in issues related to conservation
  • Willingness to occasionally work during weekends and/or holidays
  • *Valid international driver’s license or Greek driver’s license


The islands of Lipsi, Samos and other locations around the Eastern Aegean Sea.

The Aegean Sea, is considered to be one of the most important remaining hotspots for marine biodiversity in the Meditereanean and Europe. Through Archipelagos’ work, we all take an active share in our common responsibility to efficiently conserve this unique wildlife, against the increasing anthropogenic threats.

Application requirements

Please submit a current resume, three references that have approval to be contacted, and a covering letter expressing your interest and background information. 

Applications should be emailed to [email protected]

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