Topic ID #41079 - posted 5/20/2019 11:54 AM

Archaeological Field Intern (Fredericksburg, Virginia)


The George Washington Foundation (GWF) is now accepting applications for an Excavation Intern.  This is the 18th year of an intensive, large-scale excavation at George Washington’s Ferry Farm, located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.


The successful candidate will help excavate and interpret the site of George Washington's boyhood home. These positions are designed for undergraduates or 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 May 28 to August 9.  We excavate 40 hours a week, typically Monday - Friday.  Fieldwork takes place in the full sun.  The position will pay $12 an hour.  Per Diem, housing and meals are NOT included.  We are open and will be excavating on the 4th of July.

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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