• Greece
    • Athens

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The standard internship requires approximately 130 project hours total, and qualifies for 3 credits, which will be issued as a CYA transcript.

Over a 12-week internship, that will be 9-11 hours per week spent on the internship (hours include those spent working on the internship project, video chats, and CYA curriculum).

The internships will be guided and evaluated by a mentor at the internship organization and a CYA faculty supervisor.
Mar 15, 2022
Mar 01, 2021
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About Program

CYA has been overseeing internships and volunteerism for students for over 25 years, in many of the important entities available in Greece. From sectors that connect to Greece’s ancient heritage, to contemporary economic and social issues, to business, the arts, and many more, CYA students have partnered with organizations creatively working towards positive change while also preserving everything wonderful about this country.

Through virtual internships, students obtain experience in a dynamic field while adapting and gaining new skills in the evolving professional landscape. Students will participate in online workshops and activities that connect them to Greek culture and society, as well as provide professional development. These virtual internships allow students to gain a more international outlook and experience, even when they are unable to leave their home country.

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Program Highlights

  • Intern under the direction of a CYA faculty member
  • Learn intercultural skills while joining seminars are intercultural compentence and learning
  • Gain valuable skills that will look great on a resume

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A Virtual Internship in the Pandemic Year

When you submit a virtual internship application with CYA, it initially seems like a very vague process. They ask about your career interests and your CV. When I submitted my application in the Fall of 2020, it took some time before I heard back, but that's because they had tailored an internship to my specific career interests and things I was passionate about. What resulted was the most fulfilling virtual program I've ever participated in. I was matched with an anthropology professor and archaeology professor; the former helped me understand Greece better by sending me articles that we could discuss and by answering any questions I might have. The latter supervised the deliverables part of the internship: helping draw plans and illustrations of different archaeological sites from two different archaeology projects. This type of internship is very rare in archaeology for undergraduates, and it has been both a significant booster on my CV, but also an affirmation that I'm working towards a career path I find fulfilling. I even asked them for advice regarding careers in archaeology and both professors went out of their way to not only share their experiences but even reached out to their own colleagues to see what I should do. I feel like not only did I learn a lot and progress further in my career, but I earnestly looked forward to all of our meetings. In the year of Zoom, this was probably the only meeting I looked forward to, even if they were early. Because the internships are so specifically tailored to each individual's career interests, I would say this is an experience that's more than worth it, until we're able to travel again. I look forward to physically being at CYA but in the meantime I highly recommend people take advantage of their virtual program.

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