Topic ID #36687 - posted 2/1/2016 11:16 AM

Archaeology Field Internships (6 positions) -- Fredericksburg, VA


The George Washington Foundation (GWF) is now accepting applications for Excavation Interns (6 positions).  This is the 13th year of an intensive, large-scale excavation at George Washington’s Ferry Farm, located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Successful candidates will help excavate and interpret the site of George Washington's boyhood home. These positions are designed for recent college graduates who want develop their excavation and recording skills. They offer the opportunity to gain excavation and recording experience on a complex, multi-component site. Excavators will shovel shave plowzone, hand excavate features, screen soils, and record and draw features/layers. 

A National Historic Landmark, Ferry Farm is the eighteenth-century plantation home where George Washington grew to manhood.  While the emphasis of the archaeological research at this outdoor museum is the colonial era, prehistoric and Civil War components are frequently encountered.  This is a public archaeology site, where field staff interacts with museum visitors on a daily basis.

The project runs from March 21 to June 24th, 2016.  We excavate 40 hours a week, typically Monday - Friday, but may include at least one Saturday.  Fieldwork takes place in the full sun.  The position will pay $12 an hour.  Per Diem, housing and meals are NOT included. 

Applications will be accepted until February 19, 2016. Interested candidates should e-mail a resume to David Muraca, Director of Archaeology, at  

GWF is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities are encouraged to apply.


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