Wildlife and Landscape Photography

Academic Credits





(no state)


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

Applicant profile:

·        At least one year of college or university studies in the fields of art or science

·        Experience in photographing terrestrial and/or marine wildlife, field research activities and landscapes

·        Personal portfolio showcasing excellent photography skills (e.g. attention to detail, careful selection of subject and adherence to rules of composition)

·        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


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.


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 admissions@archipelago.gr

How To Apply


Please submit CV and cover letter to admissions@archipelago.gr