The CIG collaborates with various of its participating educational institutions to host undergraduate and graduate students in Athens for three-month internships throughout the academic year.


Wilfrid Laurier University Intern

Ailidh Hathway
(September to December 2016)

Ailidh Hathway is a fourth-year Undergraduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. She is majoring in Archaeology and Heritage studies and has taken many Near Eastern and Classical courses. Ailidh is particularly interested in osteology and paleopathology, as well as the material culture of Bronze Age Crete. However, her interests keep expanding as she furthers her education and she has recently become interested in the discipline of geography and how it can be used in archaeological studies. After Ailidh graduates she hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in archaeology and related studies.

Ailidh participated in the inaugural excavations on the Town of Nebo Archaeological Project, located in Jordan, during the summer of 2014. Since then, she has gained valuable field experience working for a CRM company excavating various pre-contact and historic sites within Ontario. She hopes to gain as much experience as she can during her time in Athens and visit the archaeological sites and Museums, as well as hopefully make it out to some of the islands.


University of Waterloo Intern

Holly Patrick
(January to April 2017)

Holly Patrick is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. She is majoring in Classical Studies and minoring in History and Religious Studies. Holly’s main interests are the social aspect of ancient history with a broad focus from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Period as well as material culture of the Bronze Age Minoans. Post-graduation, Holly hopes to pursue teaching History, Religion, and Latin at a high-school level.

Holly has visited Greece before with the University of Waterloo in her first year of studies for a three week ancient Greek art and architecture course with a particular focus on the Bronze Age. The students explored many archeological sites and museums such as Knossos, Phaistos, Zakros, Palekastro, Akrotiri, Delos, Mycenae, Tiryns, Delphi, the Athenian Acropolis and more. With her return to Greece, Holly is excited to visit as many historical sites and museums as possible, as well as learn as much about modern Greek culture as she can, including the language, during her three-month stay in Athens.


York University Intern

(May to July 2017)