Topic ID #42953 - posted 1/12/2021 8:37 AM

2021 Summer Internship in Archaeology with the Maryland Historical Trust


2021 Summer Internship in Archaeology

Department: Planning / Maryland Historical Trust
Opening Date: January 11, 2021
Closing Date: February 12, 2021, 11:59 PM
Salary: Not to exceed $6,000.00
Employment Type: Temporary
Work Location: Anne Arundel Co., Maryland and various

Internship Description:
The Maryland Historical Trust (Trust) is seeking candidates for its 2021 Summer Internship in Archaeology.

The intern will work under the general supervision of the Chief Archaeologist and time will be divided between office/laboratory and fieldwork in support of the Trust’s terrestrial and maritime archaeology programs. Fieldwork will take place in a variety of settings and involve use of hand tools, electronic surveying equipment, and small boats, canoes, and/or kayaks. It will include support activities associated with the Annual Tyler Bastian Field Session in Maryland Archaeology, marine geophysical and remote sensing surveys, and archaeological site visits and inspections.
Office/laboratory work is expected to include artifact sorting, washing and cataloging, records processing and filing, GIS data manipulation, and general data organization and entry tasks. Opportunities will also be available related to other aspects of the Trust’s archaeology programs, such as project review and compliance, and outreach activities.

Interns serve a maximum of 400 hours over a period of 10 consecutive weeks to begin on or about May 24, 2021. However, it should be noted that, due to the unpredictable nature of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the start date could be pushed back. The selected candidate will need to maintain flexibility as we adjust our fieldwork calendar to the changing medical and travel guidance. Fieldwork will require occasional work outside of normal business hours (early mornings, evenings, weekends, & holidays), extended days, overnight travel, and camping. Office/lab work will be conducted during normal business hours.

Interns will receive a total amount not to exceed $6,000.00 paid in bi-weekly increments based on the number of hours worked at a base rate of $15.00 per hour.

  • Current graduate students in anthropology/archaeology are preferred.

  • Students currently enrolled in or who have recently graduated from an accredited undergraduate program in anthropology/archaeology or other closely related field are encouraged to apply.

  • Successful completion of an archaeological field school or equivalent and familiarity with ArcGIS are required. 

Internship Location:
Maryland Historical Trust
100 Community Place
Crownsville, Maryland 21032 

Approximately 40% of the term will be spent at remote work locations and archaeological sites. 

To Apply:
The following must be submitted prior to the closing deadline to be considered for the internship. If submissions are missing, the application may be removed from consideration. Submissions received after the filing date WILL NOT be accepted. 

Applicants must submit:

  • Cover letter - (statement, in the form of a letter explaining how you will benefit from the position and how the Trust will benefit from your participation)

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Academic transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable) showing the major course of study

  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member from current or most recent school, or a professional archaeologist familiar with your knowledge, skills, and abilities

These items should be e-mailed to Dr. Matthew McKnight, Chief Archaeologist, at:

Candidates can expect to be notified of their disposition no later than April 1, 2021.


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