Intern Abroad HQ offers flexible and affordable internships in Greece! The Laboratory Research & Microplastics internship is available year-round, has a minimum duration requirement of 4 weeks, and is suitable for undergraduates / graduates of study related to environmental sciences, oceanography, biology, ecology, chemistry etc. Students with a background in photography, journalism, media, and communications, may also focus on the media aspect of microplastics, related to human habits, misuse, and sustainability.
Microplastic research projects focus on the assessment and analysis of the content of microplastic fibers and fragments on different levels of marine ecosystems (fish, invertebrates, surface waters, sediment, as well as in marine mammals and turtles that strand dead on the shore). This research aims to identify the main source of influx of microplastics into the Aegean and identify the pathways through which they are traveling through the food chain, from plankton to humans. The findings of this research will be used for awareness campaigns.
Generally, the laboratory program offers local communities analyses of drinking water, swimming water and soil quality free of charge. Come prepared to assist at a simple field station laboratory (which is not equipped as thoroughly as a university laboratory).
Find out more information on our website, it’s free and non-obligatory to apply, but it helps us to provide further guidance and provide instructions on how you may confirm your internship experience abroad.
Have a look at testaments from those those that have already been there and done it:
“My experience with Intern Abroad HQ was nothing less than amazing. It was an eye opening and life-changing experience for me. Of course, there were some difficult times while I was there (such as communication and transportation because they are much different than what I am used to from back home); however, if you aren’t a little uncomfortable while traveling in another country and immersing yourself in another culture then you wouldn’t be doing it right! It can be scary and overwhelming but what you learn and who you meet in the end is so worth it! I highly suggest working with Intern Abroad HQ and gaining the knowledge and amazing experiences in another culture!” – Kayla Myott
“The whole experience became something that I will always keep in my heart, it was just an amazing opportunity that I will never forget. The internship was a great experience for me to try different specialties in a short-term period, which helps me to pre-select what would give me joy to work on in the future. I feel more confident, I feel more skilled, and have acquired knowledge that I know I can use in future.” – Ana Pereira
“Intern Abroad HQ allowed me to combine my program work with their experiential learning program. The guidance provided through the Intern Abroad HQ program provided fresh structure and insight and the reflections on things like culture, communication, problem-solving and expectations really helped with my adjustment period and ability to think outside the box. I’d definitely recommend this approach to anyone else looking to intern abroad!” – Samuel John