One internship program. Unlimited possibilities.


As active citizens of the world, young people have the power to catalyze positive social change and guide society along a path of sustainable progress.

Many Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) grants focus on empowering young people—of all interests and backgrounds—and amplifying their voices.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Internship Program invites young people to apply for a four-month internship in Athens twice per year, from April to July and from October to February.

The call for applications, for the 2023 Spring-Summer cycle (April 3 – July 31, 2023), has been completed.

The next call for applications will be for the 2023 fall-winter internship cycle, October 3, 2023, through February 2, 2024. The application will be open from July 3 through August 2, 2023, and all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by September 1, 2023.

For further details, please see the online application form starting on July 3, 2023.

If you aspire to be a part of

  • An international philanthropic foundation that values interns as an integral part of the organization
  • A diverse team that works with passion and persistence to help create a better world

Apply for the internship positions by following the directions below.

Internship Positions

We are happy to offer 53 paid internship positions:


Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

  • SNF Departmental Positions:

Communications Department: 2 Positions
Technical Department: 1 Position
Finance Department: 1 Position
Information Technology Department: 1 Position
Legal Department: 1 Position

  • SNF Programmatic Positions:

Health Initiative (HI): 3 Positions
SNF Dialogues: 1 Position

  • Related Nonprofits Organizations / Sister Philanthropies

iMEdD: 2 Positions
Regeneration & Progress: 4 Positions
Vamvakou Revival: 2 Positions
(This internship takes place in the village of Vamvakou village, in the prefecture of Laconia)
Field of Life: 1 Position

  • Major SNF grantees

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC): 15 Positions
Greek National Opera (GNO): 15 Positions
National Library of Greece (NLG): 4 Positions

Get ready to be actively engaged, observe, learn, meet people, discuss, share ideas, and build toward your future! Choose the position that best suits your personality, interests, and future plans.


Review process

The review process is carried out in two stages. The first stage involves the evaluation of applicants’ CVs and responses on the application form to establish a shortlist of candidates. The second stage involves virtual interviews with these candidates, conducted by small panels of SNF staff determined by which position the applicant is interested in.

Applications are evaluated on interest shown by the applicant, the relevance of their application to the position and the fit it shows with the culture of the organization, as well as the impact the internship could have for their professional and personal life.