Spring Lab Intern Researcher Positions Available: American Museum of Natural History

North American Archaeology Lab


The North American Archaeology Department of the American Museum of Natural History is now accepting applications for our spring Lab Intern Researcher positions. Our spring Intern Researchers will staff the North American Archaeology (NAARCH) Lab. The NAARCH Lab handles, stores, and analyzes a wide variety of artifacts from an extensive temporal and spatial range. Past Lab Researchers have had the opportunity to work with lithics, Native American ceramics, historic European pottery, Spanish colonial material culture, and a large number of other material culture types. Analysis techniques include basic lab organization, cataloging, artifact analysis, and artifact labeling. In addition to lab work, interns will also be considered to take part in our ongoing fieldwork program on St. Catherines Island, Georgia, USA. Our fieldwork package supports room and board, transportation, and a stipend of $12.00 per hour for three weeks.

Individuals interested in joining the NAARCH Lab internship should be highly motivated, patient, and detail-oriented. We will be accepting applications from both upper level undergraduates as well as graduate students. Individuals who have not yet completed their sophomore year need not apply unless they have extensive experience that off-sets their lack of academic training. Prior archaeological experience in either the field or in the lab is not necessary, but will be a factor in our selection.

Lab Researcher positions are unpaid volunteer positions with museum perks while working in the lab in New York. However, if accepted to the fieldwork component, interns are compensated according to the above stated rates. Course credit will be offered to those individuals currently enrolled in an accredited school of higher learning. The term of the internship will be from mid January through the end of May. The museum asks 18 hours a week (3 days) from its Lab Staff.

Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2010 and few positions exist Interested applicants should submit a resume or CV, three references with contact information, and a 1-page statement of purpose. 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 rcajigas@amnh.org at the NAARCH Lab. Additionally, applicants may also apply by filing out and submitting the Internship Application from the Anthropology Internship webpage and specifying their interest in North American Archaeology.

Applications may be sent to rcajigas@amnh.org or mailed to:

Rachel Cajigas
Anthropology Department
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West @ 79th Street
New York, New York 10024-5192

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