Study Abroad in Greece with Arcadia University

Arcadia in Greece Semester Internships

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OverviewResume & Internship Statement Tips

  • The opportunity to gain first-hand work experience in a Greek organization during your semester program.

  • Includes an academic tutorial in which students discuss topics related to living and working in Greece.

  • 8 hours per week are spent at the internship site.

  • Two hours spent with other interns and an internship tutor.

  • The internship earns a total of four credits.

  • This program is available for semester students only. For more information on summer study in Greece, please see this page.

  • As the internship and supporting tutorial take the place of one class, all students must choose another 2 elective classes. All students take the mandatory Greek Language class and The Greek Key: Experiencing Athens as a Cultural Landscape.

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Placements

The Arcadia Center has contact with the following institutions, organizations or professionals for possible placement. This list is not exhaustive. If you wish to pursue an internship in a field not represented here, please contact the Regional Director of Mediterranean Programs, Jan Sanders, to discuss the feasibility of your request.

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Athens Insider Magazine

The Athens Insider is the only English language lifestyle magazine published monthly in Athens. The magazine caters to the international community and business and leisure travelers in and around Greece.

Students of journalism and media are welcome to apply for this internship.

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Γιατροί του Κόσμου : : Médecins du Monde : : Doctors of the World

Médecins du Monde is an international medical humanitarian non-governmental organization that provides emergency medical care to victims of natural disasters, war and conflicts. In Athens, the Greek branch of Médecins du Monde, Γιατροί του Κόσμου, run a polyclinic and a center for refugees.

Students interested in medicine or health care can work in the clinic. Students interested in social work can be placed in the mission office of Γιατροί του Κόσμου.

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Caritas-Hellas

Caritas International is an international nongovernmental service organization of the Catholic Church with branches in more than 100 countries worldwide. Caritas-Hellas offers social and legal support, and distributes clothing to those in need as well as offering classes in English as a second language. The persons served by Caritas-Hellas are both Greeks and persons who have been rejected as refugees by the UNHCR and the Greek State and who continue to stay in Greece. Students interested in the following can benefit from an internship at Caritas-Hellas:

  • social work and public policy
  • volunteerism
  • administration and functioning of NGOs
  • teaching English as a second language

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Συνδεσμός Θεραπευτικής Ιππασίας Ελλάδας : The Therapeutic Riding Association of Greece

More than 300 children and adults with special needs have taken part in the programs offered at the Therapeutic Riding Center which include horseback riding as a sport, training in therapeutic horseback riding and general skills in horsemanship including jumping and dressage. Volunteers are fundamental in seeing to the safety of the rider while they help the rider complete the exercises suggested by the trainer/therapist.

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Munting Nayon (Small Country) Community Pre-School

The Munting Nayon Community Pre-school was established by the Philippine community in Athens. It now serves students from a variety of ethnic backgrounds including Philippine, Greece, Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Ukraine, Albania, Georgia, Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria. Lessons are taught in English. Students with an interest in elementary education are welcome at the Munting Nayon Pre-School.

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Library and Archives of the British School at Athens

The Penrose Library supports research on Greece from antiquity to the modern period. Its Archive preserves material from archaeological excavations conducted by the British School in Greece, the Pendlebury collection and the Weir, Schultz, Barnsley Collection of glass plate and silver nitrate photographs of drawings and images of Byzantine churches, many of which no longer exist. Students work on dedicated projects under the supervision of the Librarian and Archivist of the British School.

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Σύλλογος για την Προστασία της Θαλάσσιας Χελώνας ΑΡΧΕΛΩΝ : : The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece ARCHELON

Since 1983, the primary objective of ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, has been to protect the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) and its habitats in Greece through monitoring and research, raising public awareness and rehabilitating injured turtles.

Students work at the rescue center of ARCHELON, a volunteer run unit that looks after wounded and ill sea turtles. Tasks include preparation and administration of food, operation of the sea water supply systems, carrying and cleaning the animals, as well as cleaning the facilities and equipment. Public Awareness activities include the running of exhibition area and providing information to visitors. Basic knowledge of animal care is highly appreciated.

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Institute of International Economic Relations

The Institute of International Economic Relations main conducts research on the most significant contemporary issues in international economy paying special attention to the international economic relations of Greece.

The Institute offers internships for Arcadia students that can include source, data and citation searching and in-depth research projects. An intern will work under the supervision of an in-house Ph.D. candidate who will assign tasks on a weekly basis and work with them to produce reports.

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Wiener Laboratory, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

The Wiener Laboratory of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) advances applications of archaeological science to the development of knowledge of Greece and other areas of the Classical world throughout the course of human history. Currently, the Wiener Laboratory’s specialties include bioarchaeology, geoarchaeology, paleobotany, and zooarchaeology. Qualified interns work on dedicated projects under the supervision of the Laboratory Director and her staff.

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Applying

Due to increased interest, early application is encouraged! E-mail program manager Chris Callas for more information.

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Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale. You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation.

All internship applicants should submit, in addition to the general application, special internship forms available through your Arcadia Passport. You will also need to submit a resume (please see this example). If you are pursuing an internship in the fields of fine art, architecture, graphic design, journalism, or interior design, you will need submit a non-returnable portfolio of your work.

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