Topic ID #40861 - posted 4/1/2019 12:27 PM

Paid Archaeology Internship at Fort Huachuca, Arizona


Archaeology Internship, Fort Huachuca


Internships for the Environmental and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), Fort Huachuca, AZ

Fort Huachuca has paid openings for undergraduate- and graduate-level interns to assist in field work for the summer and potential post-summer report writing and compliance tasks. A combination of field work, lab work, and office work will give valuable hands-on experience in government archaeology. Participants may have the opportunity to develop and carry out small-scale research projects during the internship, depending on workload.


Participant will assist in the cultural resources program, which includes archaeological survey and site recording, artifact identification and analysis, historic building documentation, and professional report writing.  Additional projects may include public outreach (e.g. public/school tours and presentations, preparing exhibits, etc.), artifact curation, and database management depending on the interest of the intern.  The goal of the internship is for the participant to become proficient in the basic archaeological skills required in government cultural resource management, as well as work on a project of their choice (special interest). The internship provides the opportunity to learn all aspects of Army cultural resources work, including archaeological fieldwork and management of historic buildings.  Fieldwork will consist of locating archaeological sites, completing site forms, mapping sites using GPS, and identifying and recording artifacts and features.  There is potential for limited test excavations at select sites.  The position includes analyzing and interpreting the results of field projects and writing professional compliance reports.  Training opportunities are provided, at minimum, in Section 106 compliance, ATV use, GIS and GPS use, unexploded ordnance identification, as well as professional development in local cultural resources meetings.  Other duties include participating in outreach and educational events with local military and civilian personnel.  This is not a field school, but hands-on experience in an active Army cultural resources program.  For summer interns, there is potential for full-time work after graduation while graduates are eligible for a full-time position lasting 12+ months.



Full time seasonal; May – August (Summer Break)


Full time permanent; 12+ months starting in early summer (May/June)



Fort Huachuca is an Army installation in southeastern Arizona, adjacent to the town of Sierra Vista.  The installation contains 73,000 acres with the Huachuca Mountains on the west boundary, and the majority of installation is in a high desert environment. The installation includes a National Historic Landmark District (the original 1880s fort), 2 eligible districts, and over 100 eligible buildings and 460 archaeological sites.  The buildings range from the 1880s fort to Cold War Electronic Proving Ground facilities, and archaeological sites include over 10,000 years of habitation from the Paleoindian period through the Cold War.



40 per week



Summer internships can last up to four months while permanent internships can last 12+ months.



A monthly stipend is provided with the amount dependent on education level. Undergraduate-level and

graduate-level intern positions generally range from $2,216 to $3,677/month.



Participant can be a student or recent graduate. Graduates must have received their degree within

the last 5 years. Students must be in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in

Anthropology/Archaeology and have at least a 2.5 GPA.


Interns should have:

Knowledge of basic field skills; survey, excavation, site recording

Experience with various computer applications; MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint

Experience with ArcGIS software and Trimble GPS units is preferred but not required

Positive attitude and ability to work well with others

Ability to work in primitive, outdoor, harsh desert conditions to conduct fieldwork

Proficient writing skills preferred

Application procedures:           Please submit a resume, unofficial transcripts, at least two references, and single page cover letter via e-mail.    


Questions?                              Marty Tagg 
Conservation Branch Chief,

Cultural Resources Manager




** Housing and transportation are not offered. Suggestions can be made for housing options and transportation (Van commuter to/from Tucson)


Position(s) open until filled; resumes are reviewed as received.



Visit our Employment Network websites: - - For information on advertising on this website, contact