Service Based Learning Program in Greece 

Information for Students from Greek Universities

Program Dates: May 30-July 5, 2018
Application Deadline: February 7, 2018
Recommendation Deadline: February 12, 2018

The application for this program is now closed.

The Center for Hellenic Studies seeks undergraduate students from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Democritus University of Thrace, Ionian University, and the University of Ioannina to participate in the Service Based Learning Program in Nafplio, Greece. During this program, students will explore their academic and professional interests by assisting cultural institutions in Nafplio through internships and participating in an academic networking trip to Washington, DC in the fall.

Service Component

Click here for detailed information about the internship institutions.

During their internships, Greek students will partner with students from American universities to assist one of four cultural institutions in Nafplio, Greece. Applicants will be considered for an internship at one of the following cultural institutions, based on their academic affiliation and course of studies.

  • Anthos Library, Fougaro – Ionian University
  • National Gallery, Nafplio Annex – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Archaeological Museum of Nafplio – University of Ioannina
  • Nafplio Municipal Organization of Culture, Environment, Sports, and Tourism (DOPPAT) – Democritus University of Thrace

Interns will report to their institutions on Monday, June 4, following a 4-day orientation. Over the remaining four-week period, they will explore their academic and professional interests while contributing to projects that directly support the missions of the partnering institutions.

Life in Nafplio

All interns, from Greece and the US, will live together in shared apartments in Nafplio, within walking distance from the CHS and their institutions. The apartments are fully furnished and accommodate 2 to 3 people. The interns will be responsible for their own meals, laundry, and other incidentals, and for maintaining a clean and orderly living environment. Interns will receive a stipend of €455.00 to offset costs associated with meals and incidentals.

During the program, interns will visit places of historical and cultural importance in the Argolid and beyond. There will be a 1-day trip to Franchthi cave in the eastern Argolid and tours within Nafplio to explore the town. Interns will also spend a weekend in Athens, where they will visit the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum, the Parliament, and the National Archaeological Museum.

Students may travel independently within Greece during free weekends, and they are encouraged to do so together. Interns must submit any prospective travel itineraries to the program coordinators for prior approval. Traveling outside of Greece during the five weeks of the program is not permitted.

Learning Component

In October of 2018, the interns from Greece will travel to Washington, DC for a 10-day trip. Visits to cultural, academic, and political institutions will be customized for individual students and their academic interests. Students will meet a range of professionals in their fields of interest and travel to sites in and around DC.

Eligibility

Only current sophomores, juniors and seniors from these institutions and departments are eligible to apply:

  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Visual and Applied Arts
  • Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Social Administration and Political Science
  • Ionian University, Department of Archives, Library Science and Museology
  • University of Ioannina, Department of History and Archaeology

This program requires intellectual curiosity and a readiness to engage directly with other cultures. Applicants must demonstrate relevance of the internship to their studies and future career plans. Some familiarity with Modern Greek is encouraged but not required. The minimum GPA is 3.0/4.0 or 7.0/10.0.

The CHS does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Application Process and Procedures 

The application is now closed.

Application Deadline: February 7, 2018
Recommendation Deadline: February 12, 2018

In order to apply, fill out the online application form. All applicants must upload in the application

  1. a PDF copy of the applicant’s most recent transcript, and
  2. a PDF copy of the applicant’s résumé.

Applicants must provide contact information for two faculty members who can speak to their academic work and evaluate their plans for participating in the internship program. If applicants cannot supply the contact information for two faculty members, applicants should provide information for high school teachers, employers, or mentors who know them well. The CHS will contact them directly about their recommendations.

See this website for résumé guidelines and examples.

The CHS will contact finalists to schedule an interview.

Questions 

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please contact us at internships(at)chs.harvard.edu or visit our FAQ page.