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

Sarah Cozzarin
(September to December 2017)

Sarah Cozzarin is a fourth-year undergraduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University of Waterloo Ontario where she is majoring in Archaeology and Heritage studies. Sarah has always held great interest in Mythology, Greece and the Mediterranean area and has started developing an interest in Osteology. After graduation, Sarah plans to continue her studies in Greek archaeology and Osteology.

During the summer of 2016, Sarah participated in excavations on the Town of Nebo Archaeological Project in Jordan. Though an avid traveler, this will be Sarah's first time in Greece. She plans to spend the majority of her stay in Greece learning, exploring the country, islands and visiting the many museums and archaeological sites the country has to offer.


Wilfrid Laurier University Intern

Katy Lamb
(January to March 2018)

Katy Lamb is a recent graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University, who majored in Ancient Mediterranean Studies with a minor in Archaeology and History. She has always been fascinated with ancient Greek religion and more recently, in her university studies, her interest includes archaeology of natural disasters with human reactions.

During the summers of 2015 & 2016, Katy participated in two field seasons with the Western Argolid Regional Project in the Peloponnese. During this time and involvement she firmly established her commitment and continued love for archaeology and ancient history.

On receiving her BA honours, Katy moved to British Columbia to take a year off and explore possible thesis topics to pursue. After the internship she will be participating in an excavation and conservation project in the small town of Mochlos on the island of Crete dealing with artifacts from the Minoan period. This year abroad, Katy hopes to continue her education and to gain knowledge and more experience in the field of work she has the most passion for.


University of Waterloo Intern

Matthew Coleman
(January to March 2018)

Matthew Coleman is in his fourth year of undergraduate study in the Classics department at the University of Waterloo. He has a wide variety of research interests including Hellenistic Royal Women, Greek Poetry, as well as Classical Reception and currently has plans to attend graduate school studying the reception of Hellenistic Art in the Collections of the Italian Renaissance.

Matthew has always had a keen interest in the Greece of antiquity and for all its culture, its people, its art, music, food, language, and its hospitality the Greece of today will serve as a wonderful lens through which he will focus his research, travelling and visiting as many museums and sites as possible, as he prepares for graduate studies this winter abroad.


York University Intern

Katie Squires
(May to July 2018)

Katie Squires is a third year undergraduate student from York University. Katie is an IBA Honours student who majors in Anthropology and minors in Philosophy. She has had a lifelong fascination in anthropology and other cultures, and more recently, has developed an interest in solidarity and resistance in modern Athens.

In July 2016, Katie participated in an acquiring research skills course through York University and College Year in Athens. She conducted ethnographic research in Athens, focusing on the spatial politics of resistance. Her ethnographic paper, Erisian Mysteries: the art of squatting, resistance and solidarity, is currently being published in York University’s undergraduate anthropological journal, Contingent Horizons.

Katie plans to elaborate on her research in Athens, and examine the dynamics of female resistance and solidarity as a response to the Greek financial crisis. Katie hopes to use this opportunity to build more intercultural understanding of Greece, foster positive relations between York University and the institute, and explore questions surrounding women’s solidarity networks within Athens.