Internship in the Aegean Islands, Greece
Position: Research on Microplastics & Marine Litter
Type: 3 to 12 months, unpaid, monthly fee includes accom., meals, more (see below)
Organization: Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation
Location: Pythagóreio, Greece
Background: Plastic pollution is a global issue under the attention of a vast number of disciplines, ranging from science to arts & media. Plastic debris and microplastics pose one of the greatest threats to the unique biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea. Archipelagos was the first institute to start research in microplastics in Greece in 2009. Our research is focused in the Aegean Sea where a limited amount of research is carried out to quantify the consequences of the plastic pollution in various levels of marine ecosystems. Given the natural and socioeconomic importance of the region, plastic pollution poses a serious threat to both marine and human life.
Description: Archipelagos’ goal is to quantify the sources and main ecosystem impacts of microplastics and plastic debris in the Aegean Sea. Interns will assist with ongoing research, including:
These projects provide field-work and hands-on research opportunities for under-graduate and post-graduate students and for other early career researchers looking to gain field-research experience. Participants have the opportunity to collect data for producing a thesis and scientific publications. This internship provides skills and expertise valuable for a professional career in marine conservation and environmental management.
Normal placement duration ranges between 3 - 12 months, although shorter or longer placements can be tailored to the needs of groups and individuals.
Archipelagos’ research bases and stations in the Eastern Aegean Sea, on the islands of Samos and Lipsi as well as onboard the research vessels.
Monthly fees of 650 euro cover:
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.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Oct 31 2019 ID: 55068