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

Christine Sylvester
(September to December 2020)

Christine Sylvester is an undergraduate student in her fourth year at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is majoring in Archaeology and Heritage Studies as well as History, and planning to continue her archaeological studies to a graduate level.

Through Christine’s studies and opportunities to participate in archaeological excavations, she has formed an interest focusing on ancient civilizations and their cultures, specifically those of the Classical world. Though undecided on what to pursue as a graduate, she wants to explore the culturally diverse classical world and how different sociocultural factors are reflected in the osteological record.

By being given the opportunity to work as an intern at the Canadian Institute in Greece, Christine hopes this in person experience will both help her understand the Greek culture more fully, as well as give her a better idea of different academic and career paths to take within the archaeological community.


University of Waterloo Intern

(January to April 2021)


York University Intern

(May to July 2021)