May 25-June 29, 2014
The Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece invites American and Greek undergraduates to apply for the five-week Summer Internship Program and work in a variety of cultural institutions in Nafplion. Interns apply their academic experiences in practical settings while learning from each other and their supervisors. The program also emphasizes scholarly development and community service.
American students get to learn Modern Greek through an intensive course designed specifically to help them perform their responsibilities as interns more productively, while the Greek students attend an American Culture seminar. A number of excursions supplement the educational program in Greece. Additionally, in October, the Greek students will visit Washington, DC and Boston, MA.
The five-week internship program will begin May 26 and will end June 29, 2014. All participants are required to arrive in Athens on May 25th. After a week-long orientation, interns will begin their work at their institutions.
The CHS will provide shared, furnished apartments for the interns in Nafplion. The CHS will reimburse the American students up to $1500.00 for airfare to and from Greece. All interns will receive a stipend once they arrive in Nafplion to offset costs associated with meals and incidentals.
To be eligible for the program, an intellectual curiosity and a readiness to engage directly with other cultures are a prerequisite. Knowledge of English is a must. Knowledge of either ancient or modern Greek is welcome but not required. Only current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply and participate. The minimum GPA is 3.0/4.0 or 7.0/10.0.
Complete the online publication and get more information about the application procedure as well as living and working in Nafplion, eligible institutions, past syllabi, and so on, in the CHS Internships website.
The application deadline is February 12, 2014.