Summer 2018 internships at INSTAP SCEC (Crete)

Two internships in archaeological conservation are available at the Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete (INSTAP SCEC) during the summer of 2018. These internships are available for 6-8 weeks between May 1st and July 30th.

The INSTAP SCEC conservation lab is responsible for material excavated by several American and Greek teams, including those working at Mochlos, Azorias, Petras and Gournia. Most of the work this summer will focus on the treatment of archaeological ceramics. Interns participate fully in the work of the lab, which includes lifting fragile artifacts on site, examining and treating priority finds, discussions with material specialists and the full reconstruction of selected artifacts for the new Agios Nikolaos Museum. The lively INSTAP Study Center offers interns the chance to meet students and experts in a variety of fields from many different universities. It also hosts a summer lecture series, has an excellent library and is a good base for exploring the archaeology of Crete.

Applicants must be recent graduates of, or currently enrolled in, a conservation degree program.

They should also be able to communicate, and carry out conservation documentation, in English.

Please email a letter of interest, a CV and a letter of recommendation to Kathy Hall at

Application deadline: December 31st 2017.

Additional information: Past interns have often combined this internship with the FORTH OPTO-CH workshop in laser-based techniques in Cultural Heritage

We are very sorry that we have no funding to support the internships. We hope that interns can support themselves through funding from their school, or from scholarships such as the Zibby Garnett Travel Fellowship. We can help you to find low cost housing (around 120 Euros per month).

Please contact Kathy if you need any more information on the internships.