What is the Internship Programme?

The Internship (IP) is part of the Curriculum. It offers an irreplaceable opportunity to develop skills and gain work experience in order to prepare students for their access to the labour market. In particular, participants are expected to acquire skills and knowledge in order to be able to:

  • apply the knowledge acquired during their studies in practical applications,
  • become familiar with the working environment and the requirements of the professional environment,
  • develop skills to search for solutions in labour market applications,
  • take initiative in the workplace,
  • choose the most appropriate techniques in labour market applications,
  • develop professional awareness,
  • co-exist in the workplace with different disciplines,
  • gain experience in collective work.

Establishment of the programme

IP is an institutionalised educational project, offered as an elective course in the curriculum. It is addressed to students who have completed the fourth semester of study and are enrolled in the fifth semester of study and beyond. According to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), it corresponds to five credit points.

The bodies which coordinate the IP are the Committee for Internships chaired by the Head of the Department, and supported by a member of the Student Registry. Each intern is assigned a supervisor, who supervises and evaluates the intern’s progress until the completion of the internship.

Key element

Participation is open to students from the third year of study and later and is offered as an elective course. It is organized in accordance with article 69 “Student Internship” of Law 4957 (A 141/21.7.2022), the Internship Regulations of the University of Peloponnese (Senate Decision 38/ 11.03.2022, Session 211th), and the Departmental Regulations for Internship, and in accordance with the amendments of these rules. The above specifies the rights and obligations of the participants. All applications are submitted and evaluated through the platform  IP positions are funded with NSRF resources or self-funding by the institutions. It is a paid position and NFKA accident insurance is covered. Participants are encouraged to search for IP positions in institutions that advertise relevant programmes during each academic year. The categories of institutions are Public Sector, Private Sector, Research Subject, and Civil Society organisations. For the successful completion of the IP, participating students and supervising teachers and institutions’ supervisors have to fill in specific evaluation forms which indicate the completion of the programme and the participant’s score.  All announcements are made public on the Department’s website, and the Departmental Manager maintains communication with all stakeholders at all stages of the programme.

The stages for student participation in the Internship

  1. Call for applications from the Department, which is posted on the Department’s website.
  2. Timely submission of the application by filling in all required fields and calculation of marks from the platform
  3. Right to submit objections on behalf of the applicants to the Department’s Objections Committee within the deadline.
  4. Allocation of IP seats according to the classification order and preferences of the applicants.
  5. Drawing up contracts between students, institutions and the University and taking up the position.
  6. Supervision by a faculty supervisor and supervisor at the institution, and evaluation at the end of the program.
  7. Grading of IP as an elective course.

The evaluation criteria for applications

  • Weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) of courses for which a grade has been entered in the student record system by the deadline for submission of applications. The weighted average of the courses is calculated from the grade of each course weighted by the ECTS load of the course. The criterion has a value of 50%.
  • Total ECTS academic credits accumulated by the student as a percentage of the ECTS credits of the N-1 years of the study programme and a maximum grade of 100, where N are the years of study required for the degree. The criterion has a value of 40%.
  • The student’s year of study. 100 points if the student is up to N years of study and for each year after N the student loses 10 points. The criterion has a value of 10%.

Especially for students belonging to a PWD category the above weighting does not apply and they are given priority in the selection.

Programme coordinators

Internship Committee

Head: Manos Papazolgou, (Assist. Professor,
Members: Charalampos Tsiliotis (Assoc. Professor), Sotiris Vandoros (Assist. Professor)
Alternate members: Nikolaos Tzifakis (Professor), Eftathios Fakiolas (Assoc. Professor), Antonis Klapsis (Assist. Professor)

Objections Committee

Members: Pyrros Papadimitriou (Assoc. Professor), Sotiris Petropoulos (Assist. Professor), Sotiris Roussos (Professor)
Alternate members: Asteris Huliaras (Professor), Panagiota Manoli ( Assist. Professor), Sifis Plimakis (Assist. Professor)

Internship institutions

In particular for our interniship programme, we are collaborating with the following (indicative):

In Greece:

♦ Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy ♦ Institute for International Relations ♦ Institute for International Economic Relations ♦ Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières ♦ ActionAid Hellas ♦ National Hellenic Research Foundation ♦ Hellenic Parliament ♦ NGO Praksis ♦ HIGGS  ♦ Centre for Asia Minor Studies ♦ VOULIWATCH ♦ Hellenic Agency for Local Development and Local Government (E.E.T.A.A.) S.A. ♦ Chamber of Korinthia ♦ Green Fund ♦ Center for Liberal Studies – Markos Dragoumis (KE.FI.M) ♦ Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) ♦ Social Policy Center of Municipality of Corinth ♦ The Greek Ombudsman ♦ Konstantinos Karamanlis Foundation ♦ Network for Children’s Right ♦  Corinth Canal S.A. (A.E.DI.K.) ♦  Ithaca Laundry ♦ The E sqare Project ♦ The Tipping Point ♦ Hellenic – German Chamber of Commerce

Internship Regulation

For more information contact Registry of the Department. Tuesday-Friday, 11:00-13:00, Phone (+30) 2741 040044, e-mail:
The track record (calls, student appointments, etc.) of the Internship Programme is only available in Greek.

Use the “Ελληνικά” language option in the site’s menu to see the corresponding Greek page.