Island Flora Research and Conservation – Internship Opportunity in Greece


In Sámos (Greece)

Price on request


  • Type


  • Level


  • Location

    Sámos (Greece)

  • Duration

    6 Months

  • Start date

    Different dates available

  • Internship


Aegan sea Flora experience!

Start your career with a special experience! Emagister presents a rewarding internship program: Island Flora Research and Conservation, offered by the Archipelagos Center, Institute of Marine Conservation.

The islands of the east Aegean contain a rich biodiversity of flora, however, our knowledge of these species is still little. The unique environment of Samos is the place of a great variety of more than 1500 species of plants that cannot be found on any other island in the Mediterranean, while the island of Ikaria is a unique island of ancient forests with holm oaks that can exceed 500 years Unfortunately, this extraordinary biodiversity of flora is endangered by various factors such as overgrazing, forest fires, logging and diseases.

The island's flora team collects and studies data on the vegetation of the eastern Aegean, including rare plant species. Archipelagos also seeks to draw attention to the state of ancient trees, with the purpose of designating them as Monuments of Nature and allowing the enactment of protection laws. By gathering and analyzing data about the diversity of plants throughout the year, as well as threats to the plant life of the Aegean Islands, Archipelagos will be able to design and implement effective flora conservation strategies.

You can be part of this great work by doing an internship with a minimum duration of three months. We invite you to be part of this adventure that will help you develop your professional and personal skills. To learn more about this program, request more information through Emagister and we will contact you to provide advice.



Start date

Sámos (Greece)
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Eastern Aegean Sea, islands of Samos and Lipsi.

Start date

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About this course

The island flora team gathers and analyses data on eastern Aegean vegetation, including rare plant species. By collecting and analysing data on plant diversity throughout the year as well as threats to Aegean island plant life, Archipelagos will be able to design and implement effective flora conservation strategies.

Undergraduates and recent graduates of various courses related to biology, ecology, chemistry etc. as well as students, bachelors and masters of arts and media related courses.

"• At least one year of college or university studies in the fields of marine, environmental, geographical and/or related sciences • Experience in identification of marine flora • Experience in snorkeling, free-diving and/or kayaking • Capacity for accurate and consistent data collection and analysis • Comfortable working under low supervision as well as leading a project independently • Ability to write scientific reports and papers • Ability to work both individually and as part of a dynamic, multi-cultural, multidisciplinary team

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  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Vegetation
  • Monitoring
  • Gathering
  • Information
  • Lipsi
  • Transect
  • Database
  • Habitats
  • Transect surveys
  • Collecting
  • Vegetation species
  • Samos
  • Islands
  • Habitat information
  • Surveys
  • Collecting Data
  • Rare flora
  • Abundance

Course programme

Project activities include:
  • Monitoring vegetation species on Samos and Lipsi by gathering habitat information using transect surveys
  • Completing database indicating distinct habitats as well as common vegetation species at specific transects
  • Collecting data on rare flora using transect surveys
  • Completing database indicating abundance and locations of alpine and coastal rare flora species

Additional information

Monthly fees 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.

Island Flora Research and Conservation – Internship Opportunity in Greece

Price on request