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SNF Internship


One internship program. Up to 34 positions. 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 next call for applications is for the Fall - Winter internship cycle (October 1st, 2024– January 31, 2025). The application will be open from June 19 through July 19, 2024, and all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by September 2nd, 2024.

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 up to 34 paid internship positions: 

Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

  • SNF Departmental Positions:

Programs Department: Up to 3 Positions
Communications Department: Up to 2 Positions
Technical Department: Up to 1 Position
Information Technology Department: Up to 1 Position
Legal Department: Up to 1 Position

  • Related Nonprofits Organizations / Sister Philanthropies

Regeneration & Progress: Up to 6 Positions
Vamvakou Revival: Up to 2 Positions
(This internship takes place in the village of Vamvakou village, in the prefecture of Laconia)

  • Major SNF grantees

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC): Up to 6 Positions
Greek National Opera (GNO): Up to 6 Positions
National Library of Greece (NLG): Up to 6 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.


If you have applied in the past and you haven’t been selected, you are welcome to apply again.

All travel and accommodation expenses as well as potential work permit and visa logistics are the responsibility of the intern.

Review process

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

Applications are evaluated on criteria including 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.

The interest we see in working in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors never ceases to inspire us, and we firmly believe that anyone interested should have the opportunity to be considered for an experience in these fields. Our review process reflects this affirmative approach to hiring interns from all backgrounds and at different points in their professional journeys. The review process, like all of SNF’s work, is guided by a goal of enhancing the opportunities available to all.

The SNF Internship, as seen through eyes of the interns

A revealing journey. Unforgettable. Life-changing. These are some of the words interns from the winter 2023-2024 cycle used to describe the SNF Internship Program. Flip through a wrap-up they created on their experience to learn more about their daily experiences and their thoughts on taking part in the program.