The program of Cultural Internships in Greece brings together a group of American and Greek undergraduates for five weeks each summer in Nafplion where they work in teams for a variety of cultural institutions. Interns apply their academic experiences in practical settings while learning from each other and their supervisors. The program also emphasizes scholarly development and community service.

The American students take an intensive course in Modern Greek, designed specifically to help them perform their responsibilities as interns more productively, while the Greek students attend an American Culture seminar. A number of excursions supplement the educational program in Greece. Additionally, in October, the Greek Students will visit Washington, DC and Boston, MA.

The 5-week internship program will begin May 26 and will end June 29, 2014. All participants are required to arrive in Athens on May 25th. After a week-long orientation, interns will begin their work at their institutions.


The application deadline is February 12, 2014.

Students interested in applying should

a) fill out the online application,

b) include in the application contact information for two references (We ask that you provide us with the contact information for two faculty members who can speak to your academic work and evaluate your plans for participating in the internship program. If you cannot supply the contact information for two faculty members, please provide information for high school teachers, employers, or mentors who know you well. We will contact them directly about their recommendations) and

c) attach a PDF copy of his/her most recent transcript and a PDF copy of his/her résumé to the online application. (Application attachments MUST be in PDF format or the system will reject them.)

Harvard students who wish to combine this program with the Harvard Summer School Program in Olympia should fill out a CARAT* form for Harvard OIP. Please contact us if you need a budget sheet.

The CHS will contact finalists to schedule an interview.

For more information about the program, visit the program webpage.