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Viticulture & Agriculture Internships in Greece

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Viticulture & Agriculture internships offer hands-on experiences at vineyards and farms in small towns around Greece. Interns assist local farmers with seasonal tasks, learning both modern and traditional techniques. These are culturally immersive internships, where you’ll experience traditional Greek lifestyle and values and contribute to locally-owned farms and vineyards. 

This is an in-country internship, with accommodation provided.

As a Viticulture and Agriculture intern, you’ll get a unique cultural experience as well as the chance to learn and use practical farming techniques from local Greek farmers. Interns are based in smaller towns or villages, such as Meteora and Nemea, that focus on agricultural activities. People in these areas live traditional lives based around family and food, and interns are immersed into local families and the way of life.

As an intern, you’ll work alongside local farmers on seasonal tasks to produce healthy grapes and quality wine. Because tasks are seasonal, interns should come with an open mind and willingness to help with whatever activities are being carried out at the time. Activities are largely based around manual work, and can include:

 

  • Planting and maintenance of crops

  • Soil preparation

  • Erecting support structures for the plants

  • Assisting with irrigation

  • Pruning

  • Controlling for pests and diseases

  • Picking

  • Assisting to crush and ferment grapes

  • Assisting with packing/bottling/labeling

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$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.
Internship DurationProgram Fee (USD)
2 weeks   $2,069
4 weeks   $3,021
6 weeks   $3,972
8 weeks   $4,923
10 weeks $5,874
12 weeks $6,825
16 weeks $8,728
20 weeks $10,630
24 weeks $12,533
It is important to note that internships in Athens do not include meals and interns should budget to cover this Independently. Kitchen facilities are provided in all accommodation for independent meal preparation. Internships in Greece are provided through an organization which is accredited to run projects under Erasmus+. European students are encouraged to speak with their local Erasmus office regarding funding and grant opportunities for their internship.
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  • Terms and Conditions apply

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Coffee Production Internships in Guatemala

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Guatemala is one of the largest coffee exporters in the world, and this Coffee Production Internship is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of the world-class local production process.

This is an in-country internship, with accommodation and meals provided.

Coffee Production interns in Guatemala are placed with coffee co-operatives that grow, harvest and supply coffee for users all over the world. Interns should be prepared to assist across a number of roles, depending on seasonality and production priorities at the time of your internship.

Interns assist local farmers in the areas of production, processing, and marketing. This can include planting, maintaining and harvesting coffee plants, and assisting with processing and packaging coffee beans. Interns are guided and supervised by a local farmer, learning techniques first hand and helping to maximise cultivation on farms. This work is seasonal, so the nature of your duties will depend on the time of year.

Those with an interest in the administrative side of coffee production can assist with data entry to monitor growth and processing progress, helping to keep up to date records. Interns can also help to create social media content, and even assist in a sales role, helping to reach new markets by reaching out to potential buyers in the U.S. and Canada.

Due to the seasonal nature of coffee production, it’s important to be flexible and open to changing priorities and conditions. Interns with an open-minded approach can assist where it’s most needed. Interns are required to have at least basic Spanish language skills, in order to communicate effectively with colleagues and locals.

Coffee Production interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Planting coffee plants

  • Maintaining plants

  • Harvesting and processing coffee beans

  • Packaging

  • Data entry

  • Social media content creation

  • Coffee marketing

  • Selling coffee to international markets

Professional development opportunities:
  • Hands-on experience producing world-class coffee in Guatemala

  • Learn about the coffee production process

  • Learn about coffee markets, pricing and trade

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

Typical schedule:
  • Monday through Friday, approximately 8 hours per day

Internship highlights:
  • Experience all aspects of coffee farming under the guidance of a local farmer

Types of host organizations:
  • Coffee farms and co-operatives

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$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.

Internship DurationProgram Fee (USD)

4 weeks   $1,519

5 weeks   $1,637

6 weeks   $1,756

8 weeks    $1,992

10 weeks  $2,213

12 weeks  $2,386

16 weeks  $2,779

20 weeks  $3,139

24 weeks  $3,467

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  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges. International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of US$75.

  • Terms and Conditions apply

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Agriculture & Production Internships in Rome

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Internship details

Agriculture internships in Italy involve contributing to seasonal production tasks on farms around Rome, as well as gaining skills in other agricultural ventures such as food analysis laboratories and food production companies. Interns gain hands-on farming experience and broader skills in production harvesting, laboratory data analysis and business development.

This is an in-country internship, with accommodation and meals provided.

As an Agriculture & Food Production intern in Italy, your placement will be based in rural areas around Rome, up to 90 minutes away from the city by train. Among the rolling green hills, you can intern on farms and orchards, in food production companies or food analysis laboratories. This presents opportunities to gain experience in producing meat or crops, or in other aspects of the agriculture industry such as business growth, research and development, or agricultural innovation.

If you’re interning on a farm or orchard, your duties will depend on the seasonal needs of your placement. Interns are able to learn about highly specific methods in the growing and cultivation of a wide range of foods, including:

  • Medicinal plants

  • Truffles

  • Pomegranates

  • Saffron

  • Olives and olive oil

  • Cheese

  • Organic wine

  • Honey

  • Mushrooms

There are also unique placements with a popular pizzeria in Rome’s popular Capitoline Hill, a biodynamic farm, and alongside representatives of local buying groups.

If you’re looking for experience in a specific field, please include details in your application. Customized internships are designed to suit your own skills and interests. Specific requests are accommodated wherever possible but remain subject to availability.

When interning with a food production company or laboratory, you’ll build your understanding of the business that supports farmers and growers. Your exact tasks can vary based on your placement, but can include:

  • Data analysis and reporting

  • Business development

  • Laboratory data analysis

  • Preparing and presenting project results

  • Participating in local and international fairs

  • Event planning

  • Meeting distributors, growers and local associations

Interns can also support the growth of your placement company by assisting with website maintenance, graphic design and digital marketing.

Interns collaborate closely with your supervisor, who will guide your progress and facilitate your learning. Your supervisor will speak English, though you should expect some interactions to be in Italian. Your supervisor will explain these interactions to you afterwards if need be.

It is important to note that internships in Rome include mandatory Italian language lessons, which are included within the minimum duration requirement of the internship. While your internship can be conducted in some English, a language barrier can still be encountered to a certain extent. Interns should be prepared for the very natural and normal frustration of not always understanding what is being said around them. Most interns are able to have a successful internship experience and it is essential to come prepared and willing to surmount a language barrier, as opposed to being intimidated by it.

  • For beginners to the Italian language (levels A1 and A2), you’re required to complete a four-week Italian language course at an accredited language school in Rome before you start at your internship placement.

  • Interns with intermediate Italian will complete two weeks of language lessons, prior to commencing the placement. If you have intermediate language skills, please note that you will be required to provide verification (such as a B1 or B2 level certificate) and/or demonstrate your listening comprehension and spoken proficiency. These two abilities (listening and speaking) are the most important skills that will be assessed, to determine if you’re able to complete your internship as an “intermediate” speaker of Italian.

  • Additional language lessons can be arranged in-country, for those who wish to continue classes.

There is a lot to do in your spare time while completing your internship in Italy! Rome is an absolutely fantastic city to explore. Having been inhabited for the last three millennia, it’s brimming with ancient history, including almost 300 fountains and nearly a thousand churches. Not to mention the amazing eateries that will constantly tempt you! Walking tours of the city are highly recommended, as a fun and an interesting way to discover your bearings, along with everything else that the city has to offer. Our team in Rome is incredibly warm and welcoming, so you’ll have excellent support and advice when you’re looking to plan excursions and social activities. Considering that the pizza, pasta and gelato are so good, you’ll appreciate the fact that walking through the city is such enjoyable exercise!

 
Agriculture & Production interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Seasonal farming, growing, harvesting and distribution activities

  • Conducting laboratory and data analysis

  • Presenting results

  • Meeting farmers, distributors and association representatives

  • Agricultural business development

Professional development opportunities:
  • Learn hands-on farming techniques growing a wide range of products

  • Develop understanding of laboratory research and processes

  • Develop Italian language skills in a professional environment

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

Typical schedule:
  • Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

Internship highlights:
  • Gain hands-on skills in a specific role that suits your interests in the agriculture industry

  • Build your experience in the business of agriculture as well as on farms, orchards or vineyards

  • Explore all the attractions of Rome and wider Italy, while enjoying amazing Italian food

Types of host organizations:
  • Food producers

  • Scientific laboratories

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$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.

Internship DurationProgram Fee (USD)

8 weeks   $5,725

9 weeks   $6,185

10 weeks  $6,582

11 weeks  $6,974

12 weeks  $7,371

It is important to note that internships in Rome include mandatory Italian language lessons, which are taken in conjunction with the internship program. Beginners to the Italian language must commit to a minimum duration of at least 10 weeks, which includes Italian language lessons for the first 4 weeks. Intermediate Italian speakers (B1 or B2 or higher) must commit to a minimum duration of 8 weeks, which includes at least 2 weeks of Italian language lessons, prior to commencing the placement. If you have intermediate Italian language skills, you will be required to provide verification (such as a B1 or B2 level certificate) and/or demonstrate your listening comprehension and spoken proficiency. These two abilities (listening and speaking) are the most important skills that will be assessed, to determine if you're able to complete your internship as an "intermediate" speaker of Italian.

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  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges. International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of US$75.

  • Terms and Conditions apply

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European Agricultural Research & Development Remote Internships

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This remote Agricultural Research & Development internship is the perfect opportunity for those looking to learn about modern agriculture techniques, sustainable food production, biodiversity, spatial analysis of farmland, and the environmental impact of agriculture. Remote interns contribute to the development of agricultural management support systems for a changing climate, focusing on the effects of drought and water management.

This is a remote internship you can conduct from home. Click here to view our Environmental Science internships that you can do in-country, if you’d prefer to travel and intern abroad.

The agriculture industry is going through massive changes as it becomes more sustainable and reduces its impact on the environment. On this remote internship in European Agricultural Research & Development, you’ll gain a modern understanding of how to mitigate the effects of farming and be involved in developing new solutions and systems that can influence the future of the industry.

Remote interns are matched with SMEs, which can operate out of Greece, the Netherlands and Poland. These companies conduct research and development projects for farmland , helping to analyze land, provide feedback on farming techniques and implement modern farming solutions.

The host organizations deliver a wide range of services ranging from applied R&D for sustainable food production systems (e.g. agroecology, organic farming, integrated agriculture), the environmental impact of agriculture, vocational training, innovative support for producers, precision agriculture and smart farming services, using geospatial technology.

Your main tasks on this virtual agriculture internship will be related to spatial analysis, by means of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and associated tools (QGIS or Google Earth Pro), as well as processing or analyzing raw biodiversity data.

You will also be able to conduct a systematic review of scientific literature on agricultural and environmental themes, with extraction of information and data. This means you’ll learn conclusions and lessons from the very latest studies, and contribute to developing an inventory of modern literature across a range of specific topics and disciplines.

If you’re interested in a career in farming or agriculture research, this internship will give you real-world experience in contemporary techniques such as GIS and landscape analysis, and spatial analysis of agricultural landscapes. You will gain experience on a hot agro-environmental topic, most wanted by related employers!

Remote interns will be in regular contact with your in-country supervisor via video and email.

This internship is conducted in English.

 
European Agricultural Research & Development interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Researching heat stress, drought stress, and fertilizing experiments on maize, grass and wheat (including online field visits).

  • Data exploration and processing (using proper satellite images and other data and/or knowledge).

  • Conducting online interviews / questionnaires with farmers.

  • Building / working with prediction algorithms, integrating remote sensing (satellite, drone) data, GIS data and expert knowledge.

  • Forming an online knowledge portal and/or WiKi with proper interfaces to allow effective use by farmers and intended users.

  • Agricultural drought monitoring (such as severity, location, frequency, and duration) using remote sensing (including drone) data and GIS-based information.

  • Drought stress and heat stress pattern classification and feature extraction using satellite and drone images, crop calendar, soil and planting management.

  • Satellite and drone data result integration and comparison.

  • Assessment of results and discussion, recommendation and report generation.

Professional development opportunities:
  • Learn how satellite remote sensing (including drone) images are used to map maize, grass, and wheat drought effects

  • Gain professional experience with small/medium enterprises, demonstrating your ability to work remotely and independently

  • Apply and integrate academic knowledge and skills gained from the program experience

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

Typical schedule:
  • As a remote intern, you’ll have the flexibility to work to a schedule that suits both you and your supervisor. Your schedule will need to accommodate online meetings with your supervisor when it’s required, so there will be times where you’ll need to be available during their office hours.

Internship highlights:
  • Learn technical modern research techniques in specific areas of agriculture

  • Understand the modern state of farming and sustainable agriculture

  • Gain international work experience while interning remotely from home without having to travel

Types of host organizations:
  • SMEs, operating out of Greece, Netherlands and Poland

  • Agricultural Technical Consultancies

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$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Internship DurationProgram Fee (USD)

100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time)$948

250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time)$1,348

350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time)$1,648

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  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges. International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of US$75.

  • Terms and Conditions apply

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Sustainable Farming Remote Internships

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Put your agricultural experience into practice and upskill African farmers by interning remotely with an agricultural training school in Tanzania.

This is a remote internship conducted in English that you can conduct from home.

Agriculture is the backbone of Tanzania’s economy, with 80 percent of the population working in the industry. However, farming techniques are often out-dated, meaning harvests are vulnerable to extreme weather, and many farmers live off low incomes. This agricultural training institution contributes to the professionalization of farming in Tanzania by teaching secondary school graduates about modern farming methods.

As a remote agriculture intern, you’ll collaborate with local lecturers at an agricultural training school where around 500 students are taught sustainable farming on a working 1200-acre farm. The students assist hundreds of permanent and seasonal workers, learning effective farming methods for vegetables, grains, livestock, fruit and cash crops.

Virtual farming interns assist lecturers to prepare classes and activities for students, employing practical training so they can see the effect of their techniques. Interning remotely, you will help organize materials, understand seasonal priorities, help organize farm operations, and also teach students. Interns can help with the administrative side of the farm itself, planning seasonal work such as planting, fertilizing, harvesting, herding, pest control and productivity enhancements.

Your virtual internship in agriculture can also include assisting with the development and sale of agricultural products for local farmers. Interns can focus their efforts on the crops or farm products of their choosing, with a large number of options available.

This is a highly rewarding internship in agriculture in which you’ll help to upskill local African farmers to maximize their efforts and income.

Remote internships in Tanzania are conducted in English.

Sustainable farming interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Preparing sustainable farming classes

  • Preparing educational resources for farming students

  • Organizing materials for seasonal tasks

  • Prioritising seasonal tasks and instructing staff

  • Introducing measures to improive productivity

  • Assisting with production of vegetables, grains, livestock, fruit and cash crops

Professional development opportunities:
  • Learn about modern large-scale farming methods in East Africa

  • Specialise in tropical crops farmed on alluvial soils and volcanic soils for domestic and export purposes, or specialise in livestock

  • Learn about agricultural education methods and training of farmers

  • Get experience organizing seasonal work

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

Typical schedule:

Monday to Friday. Details will be discussed with the supervisor.

Internship highlights:
  • Intern with a leading agricultural institution and have an academically trained supervisor

  • Combine theoretical teaching with practical tasks

  • A broad range of farming activities including crop farming and livestock keeping

  • Learn about tropical farming in East Africa and training methods for farmers

  • Gain practical career experience from home without having to travel

Types of host organizations:
  • Agricultural training institute

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$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Internship DurationProgram Fee (USD)

100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time)$948

250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time)$1,348

350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time)$1,648

  • To convert these prices to your local currency visit the XE currency converter.

  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges. International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of US$75.

  • Terms and Conditions apply

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International Agriculture Internships 2021-2022