Topic ID #31799 - posted 3/15/2014 5:08 PM

Archeology Intern - Canyon de Chelly NM, AZ

Jennifer Palmer

Archeology Intern
Expected Dates
June 2, 2014 to August 24, 2014
Canyon de Chelly NM
Position ID
You will assist park archaeologists with archaeological surveys, recording and monitoring archaeological sites, traditional cultural properties, and Navajo cultural landscapes. You’ll manage archaeological site files and computer databases, and possibly assist park staff with archival projects. Additional projects relating to the interpretation of cultural resources may be developed independently for the interpretation division. There will be numerous opportunities to explore the canyon and neighboring parks and archaeological sites. American Indian events such as Pow-Wows, festivals, and rodeos take place throughput the season.  
Anthropology majors encouraged to apply.
Location Description
Canyon de Chelly national Monument is located in the center of the Navajo Indian Reservation and is 3 miles from Chinle, Arizona, population 5347. Chinle has gas stations, supermarkets, motels, churches, etc. however, medical facilities are 40 miles away. The climate is semi-arid to mountainous; park headquarters is at an elevation of 5,500 feet.
Training Provided
Interns will be trained in archaeological survey, monitoring and documentation methods. In addition, they will be trained in backcountry safety and oriented to NPS management and philosophy.
Educational/Recreational Opportunities
Interns will have numerous opportunities to learn about southwestern cultural history through various NPS summer programs and access to the Canyon de Chelly library.
Handicap Accessible?
Main Area of Focus
Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
degree major or professional experience
some coursework or experience
some experience
some experience
Field Research
some experience
some experience
Orienteering compass skills
some experience
AmeriCorps Eligible
Driving Logistics
Valid Drivers License Needed
US Citizenship

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