Microplastics Research Internship

Internship position (12 ECTS)
Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation Team is pleased to announce that the recruitment process for our Spring/Summer 2017 Internship projects has just begun. Students and recent graduates are invited to join our research efforts in the Aegean Sea islands. Microplastics research Interns will have the opportunity to work on a variety of different topics such as: • Collection of sediment samples from beaches around the islands of Samos and/or Lipsi. • Collection of surface seawater samples through the use of kayaks/boat survey. • Analysis of sediment, surface seawater as well as fish guts samples for the identification and quantification of contained microplastic fibers in the laboratory. • Processing and statistical analysis of the data obtained. • Writing of a scientific paper and posters to present the results of the study to audiences of varying scientific knowledge. • Collection of information and participation in related conservational activities for the development of environmental awareness in local communities. For all the essential information about our internship programs visit our site: http://archipelago.gr/en/get-involved/placements-and-internships/
The work of Archipelagos; Institute of Marine Conservation, is built upon a strong and enthusiastic team of volunteer researchers and young scientists. We are therefore seeking applicants that are motivated and have a strong desire to protect and conserve the natural environment. You must be conscientious and highly motivated, able to work both individually and as part of a dynamic, multi-cultural team of people from around the world. You will be working on a variety of projects related to your placement type and so must have good time management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines, along with excellent organizational and self-management skills. Candidates must have a good eye for detail and have a high standard of work presentation. An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the English language and grammar system, being able to speak, read and write confidently is crucial. Further essential requirements include computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs. Previous experience relating to your placement is preferable, but not required. *As a non-profit organization Archipelagos cannot cover the living and working cost of the interns. Therefore, all interns will need to cover the monthly placement fees of 650 euros. This covers accommodation, full board, use of equipment, use of the research boats, transport for working purposes, Greek language lessons etc. Travelling costs are NOT included in this price and are covered by the participant. Please send us your cv and a cover letter at admissions@archipelago.gr
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Marika Panagiotou m.panagiotou@archipelago.gr
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Reference Number: RP-47801