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Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

Remote interns with a passion for environmental conservation have the unique opportunity to join a highly respected marine conservation NGO and work virtually alongside researchers on key protection issues, gaining exposure to real-world application of environmental policy. Help to combat environmental crimes or develop environmental management and conservation strategies.

Internship Highlights:
  • Intern with a respected NGO working across environmental policy
  • Help to protect local biodiversity in Greece
  • Gain practical skills from real life environmental work
  • Get international experience by interning remotely from home without having to travel
Type of host organizations:
  • Greek Institute of Marine Conservation
Gain academic or course credit
Everything arranged for you from $1099 (approximately 1099)
Available year-round, start when you like
Intern part-time or full-time from anywhere
Choose your duration: 100, 200 or 350 hours
Personal online orientation & coaching
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Internships align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

At least one year of relevant college/university study in biology, environmental sciences, sustainability, or a related field. High School Students aged 16+ may be accepted, depending on the strength of their application.

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Attorney, Barrister, Barrister's Clerk, Chartered Legal Executive, Legal Secretary, Paralegal, Solicitor, Licensed Conveyancer, Civil Service Administrator, Data & Research Analyst

Internship details

Join a highly respected NGO on a virtual environmental policy internship in Greece. Get real environmental policy experience and help develop conservation strategies by participating remotely from home.

This is a remote internship you can conduct from home. Click here to view the in-country version of this internship if you would prefer to intern abroad.

Remote internships in environmental policy are suitable for those with a passion for environmental conservation. Environmental Policy internships are based with an Institute of Marine Conservation, a highly respected non-profit NGO with bases around Greece.

Remote interns have the opportunity to work on priority projects related to key environmental protection issues, gaining exposure to real-world application of environmental policy. Projects are varied and assigned according to interns’ experience and interest, and can include the following areas:

  • EU fisheries legislation and Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fisheries
  • Promoting the enforcement of existing EU and international legislation for the protection of protected habitats (i.e. seagrass meadows and coralligenous reefs)
  • Illegal trading of endangered plants and animals
  • Environmental crimes, pollution incidents and the destruction of natural habitats and wildlife
  • Shipping, ship traffic and maritime accidents
  • Uncontrolled use of live ammunition by the armed forces posing threats to public health and wildlife
  • Development of management schemes for fisheries protected areas

Virtual environmental policy interns can expect to assist NGOs with writing reports, preparing documents and writing website content to raise public awareness. This material will be used to combat environmental challenges or develop management and conservation strategies to protect the environment.

In all cases, interns should expect that the initial phase of their remote internship will focus on gaining some introductory knowledge. You may start by gaining an understanding or overview of what you can build upon, develop, learn, and contribute. Ensure that you ask questions and provide feedback during the introductory period, so that your supervisor understands how you’re progressing. This will help them to better understand important details, such as how quickly you learn, what you find challenging, what you find interesting, etc.

Understand and expect that individual internship experiences vary. Therefore, if you’re at a more introductory level, you should reasonably expect a more introductory internship. Likewise, if you’re interning for a shorter duration, you will have a different experience from someone who is interning for a longer duration. Placement preferences are considered but always subject to availability.

Career Benefits

Environmental Policy interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Writing reports

  • Preparing legal documents

  • Writing website content to raise public awareness

  • Combating environmental crimes

  • Developing conservation strategies

Professional development opportunities:
  • Contribute to environmental law development and application in leading NGOs

  • Experience legal report writing and campaigning

  • Legal research and analysis

  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.

What recent interns said about their experience

Emilia Palka
November 2022

My remote internship has been a wonderful experience. I have loved connecting with professionals who work within my field of interest and learning about marine life conservation. I hope that one day I will be able to visit the Institute in person! As an intern, I worked within the environmental law and policy team. During this time, I researched dolphinariums and legislation pertaining to dolphins in captivity. Ultimately, this assisted with the organization's promotional and development work surrounding the new dolphin sanctuary being built in Greece. I think I underestimated how flexible the role was and I worried about this very much before I started. I loved how I could work on everything in my own time. I think I would advise others not to worry about this.

Madeline Hemstedt
October 2022

I have thoroughly enjoyed my remote internship. It has been so exciting working on a project that I am passionate about. Being able to carry out research knowing it could help rescue dolphins from dolphinariums across Europe motivated me to work harder during this project. My research skills have greatly developed and I learnt how to effectively search for legislation and information in different countries. It has contributed towards my personal and professional development as I have gained confidence in my ability to successfully conduct research and write a report independently with guidance. Although sometimes it has been difficult, I am proud of the report I have produced and am excited to hear about the updates on this project in Greece! My supervisor, Phoebe, has been so helpful throughout this experience.

Louis Borrelli
September 2022

I feel this internship has set me up for a better understanding of what legal studies are. I feel empowered to be successful through the tools I have learned throughout this process. I have learned how to properly examine legislation and compare it to those of other government organizations. This internship has allowed me to create a better understanding of how to find resources and other information systems to create real-life experience for comparing law and legal culture for future jobs. The skills I have learned through creating this legal comparison has allowed me to build on my critical thinking skills.

Gogh Van
July 2022

My role as an Environmental Law intern was to provide support to marine conservation staff on special assignments, such as legislation-related projects. The internship placement aims to protect the biodiversity of the Greek islands and the Mediterranean through multidisciplinary research and conservation efforts. The team aims to reach out to anyone interested in marine conservation and protecting marine life. They also work with people worldwide, although their work is primarily based in the Mediterranean. The work involves long-running research projects to monitor changes in marine diversity and populations to assess the impact of anthropogenic stressors and climate change. My main takeaway was the amount of research I did on marine mammals and what legal jurisdiction they have, compared to other countries. I was able to acquire knowledge that I would normally never have.

Sophie Farrell
July 2022

Towards the end of my internship I truly began to feel that I could make a difference to the environment with the sort of work I was doing and I felt hopeful for the future. I feel as if my research and writing skills have massively improved since starting the internship and I feel more confident that my work is good enough for a professional setting. I now have a better idea of what it is like working in an environmental policy setting and also how much hard work goes on behind the scenes to make positive change happen!

Nandhini Balajikannan
July 2022

After this internship, I feel immensely more empowered to be successful in the field of law. I got to interact with senior members of my host organization and contributed greatly to their endeavors through my research. I prepared a report on Dolphinariums, Aquariums and Dolphin Hunts in Asia, with a focus on laws, legislations and civil society action. This contributed to a broader Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary project. Through this internship, I was especially able to hone my research skills, which will be essential for the study of law. The independent nature of the work has also taught me skills that are particularly important for a law student. Further, analyzing laws through a practical lens is sure to have equipped me better for future work opportunities. Planning the research design was positively challenging and obtaining feedback was insightful. My supervisor was friendly and supportive, the online interactions were smooth, and our discussion paved the way for a great start to the internship. I think anyone starting a new internship must keep an open mind, expect the best, and make the most out of a learning opportunity!


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Program fees

It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$499 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$499 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Program Fee
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) $1,099
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) $1,499
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) $1,799
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  • Balance of your Program Fee is due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.
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