Field Research opportunity (Volunteer) - Sea turtles & Greece

Greece (GR)
Apr 29, 2017
Jun 28, 2017
Fisheries, Marine, Other
Job Level
Entry level, Mid level
Employment Type
Internship, Volunteer
Salary Type

Looking for a student (undergraduate (preferably juniors or seniors) or graduate) or individual who likes to travel who would be interested in a summer position, in the field. The position is volunteer-based and the individual will need to pay their own way. The research will be exploring the environmental identities of local people in Greece and their connection to nature and the sea turtles that live and nest around the area.

1. Be able to speak and read Greek fluently – this is a must!
2. Be able to volunteer from July 1st to August 11th (end date may be flexible).
3. Although previous field work is not a prerequisite, interested persons should be prepared to be flexible in work schedule.
4. Only serious/committed individuals should contact me. This trip is not to be seen as a vacation.

1. Gain international field experience.
2. Learn about conservation, endangered species (sea turtles), community-based work, and interdisciplinary research.
3. Receive letters of recommendation from me for future endeavors.
4. Obtain credits that count toward an internship or service project (should check with own college/university).    
5. Field work duration – discounted room accommodations, weekly food-share, and some transportation provided.

Interested individuals should send a resume (2-pages) and cover letter explaining the following:
* year in college and/or education background
* relevant experience
* future goal(s)
* reason for wanting to participate
* interest about sea turtles, community work, and conservation
* your contribution
* something unique about yourself - in regards to science and something fun
* your expectations of the summer work

Send cover letter and resume to Christina M. Wesolek: