Topic ID #39250 - posted 3/2/2018 7:43 AM

Summer 2018 Internship Opportunity at the American Museum of Natural History


Summer 2018 Internship Opportunity at the American Museum of Natural History 

The North American Archaeology Department at the American Museum of Natural History is now accepting applications for our summer 2018 semester. Our spring interns will staff the North American Archaeology (NAARCH) Lab. The NAARCH Lab handles, stores, and analyzes a wide variety of artifacts from St. Catherines Island. Past interns have had the opportunity to work with Native American lithics, pottery, and beads and Spanish colonial material culture. Lab techniques include fine-fraction sorting, cataloging, and basic artifact analysis.

                Individuals interested in participating in the NAARCH internship should be highly motivated, patient, and detail-oriented. Prior archaeological experience in either the field or in the lab is not necessary but will be a factor in our selection. 

                Internship positions are unpaid volunteer positions with museum perks while working in the lab in New York. Course credit will be offered to those individuals currently enrolled in an accredited university. The term of the internship will be from early-mid June to August. Interns will be scheduled to work 3 days a week.     

                       Applications will be accepted until April 1st 2018. Interested applicants should send a resume and a 1-page statement of purpose to Please include contact information for three references. Applications may also be sent via mail to:

Thomas Blaber

Anthropology Department

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street

New York, New York 10024-5192 

The statement of purpose should briefly outline the applicant’s prior experience in archaeology as well as their future plans within the discipline. Individuals with questions should feel free to email in the NAARCH Lab. 

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