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NATURE VIDEOGRAPHY

Position: Nature Video / Film Production – Internship in Greece
Type: 3 to 12 months, unpaid, monthly fee includes accom., meals, more (see below)
Organization: Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation 
Location:
 Pythagóreio, Greece

Background: For the last two decades, Archipelagos has been dedicated to marine research and conservation.The conservation efforts of Archipelagos Institute can only be successful when shared with the local communities and the general public. Effective communication, through media, builds relationships both with the local community and with the general public.

Description: 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, including:

  • Creating and editing footage of the various research and conservation projects carried out by Archipelagos teams, by participating in boat-based as well as 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 techniques

Applicantprofile:

  • At least one year of college or university studies in the fields of art or science
  • Experience in using filming and recording equipment
  • High proficiency in video editing software
  • Personal portfolio and/or show reel featuring excellent video producing skills (e.g. attention to detail and careful selection of subject)
  • 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

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.

Location:

Archipelagos’ research bases and stations in the eastern Aegean Sea, on the islands of Samos and Lipsi.

Placement fee:

Monthly fees of 650 euro cover:

  • 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, cover letter, and at least one letter of recommendation or reference contact details to:

admissions@archipelago.gr

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Oct 31 2019    ID: 55074