SNF Athens Internship

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies is pleased to be able to offer an internship opportunity to a qualified student at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in Athens, Greece - one of the world’s leading private international philanthropic organizations.

What is the SNF Athens internship?

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation offers a limited number of internships to qualified candidates interested in exploring the world of philanthropy and not-for-profit organizations. Interns gain insight into the operations of a philanthropic organization and get hands-on experience with the work of different grantees working in the areas of arts and culture; social welfare; education; and health and medicine.

The internship occurs in the Fall at the Foundation’s offices in Athens, Greece from September 14th – December 4th. While knowledge of the Greek language is helpful, it is not required, as the work of the intern is performed in English. Travel costs are included and a modest stipend is provided.

Do I qualify?

Candidates must possess strong written and oral communications skills in English, as well as computer skills, and the ability to work in a flexible and fast-paced environment. Demonstrated tact and mature judgement is also expected. High academic achievement and volunteer experience will also be highly regarded. While the competition is open to all SFU undergraduate students, preference will be given to students enrolled in the Hellenic Studies Certificate program. The final decision for entry in the program, rests with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

How do I apply?

Please include the following materials as part of your application package:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Letters of Reference 
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • A one page personal statement outlining why you wish to participate in this program (1 page, Times New Roman font, 1 inch margins)

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. Deadline for application to be considered for the Fall internship is normally in the Spring semester. Applicatioins are currently closed for the 2020 internship. Please check at a later date for future opportunities.

What is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation?

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $2.6 billion, through more than 4,300 grants to nonprofit organizations in 124 nations around the world.