Archaeological conservation internship, INSTAP SCEC, Κρήτη-προθεσμία 31/01/2023

The Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete (INSTAP SCEC) invites applicants for two summer internships in archaeological conservation.

INSTAP SCEC was established as a non-profit organization (501K) in the United States. It supports the research and publication of Cretan archaeological material by Greek and international archaeologists. The lively Study Center offers interns a chance to meet students and experts in a variety of fields from many different universities. It hosts a summer lecture series, has an excellent library, and is a good base for exploring the archaeology of Crete.

The conservation team works on recently excavated archaeological material in a well-equipped modern conservation laboratory. Interns participate fully in the work of the lab including examination and analysis of artifacts, cleaning and reconstruction, and full documentation and photography, as well as discussion with materials specialists. In 2023 there will be limited opportunities to spend time on-site as part of an archaeological team, since most excavations will conduct study seasons rather than archaeological fieldwork. Interns will work on a variety of archaeological materials, but there is likely be a wider variety of ceramic vessels for conservation than other material types.

These positions are not paid, but thanks to a generous donor there is a grant of $2,000 for each intern. This is intended to cover part of the cost of housing as well as travel to-and-from Crete.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, a graduate-level or equivalent conservation program. Ideal candidates will be proficient in written and spoken English.

Internships may vary in length from 6 to 8 weeks and will be undertaken between May 1st and July 31st. Applicants should indicate their preferred time frame in the application. Successful candidates are required to obtain their own medical insurance for the duration of the internship. They are also required to submit a written report at the close of the internship.

To apply: Please send a curriculum vitae, a letter of reference and a cover letter to Elizabeth Shank ( Applications are due by January 31, 2023.

For further information contact: Kathy Hall, Senior Conservator (

And for information about INSTAP-SCEC see: