The North American Archaeology Department of the American Museum of Natural History is now accepting applications for our Summer Lab Intern positions. Our summer interns 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 interns have had the opportunity to work with lithics, Native American ceramics, historic period pottery, Spanish colonial material culture, and a large number of other material culture types. Analysis techniques include sorting of fine screen materials, basic lab organization, cataloging, and basic artifact analysis.
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 City. 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-June until the end of August. The museum asks 18 hours a week (3 days) from its Lab Staff.
Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2013. Interested applicants should send a resume and a 1-page statement of purpose to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include contact information for three references. Applications may also be sent via mail to:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, New York 10024-5192
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 email@example.com at the NAARCH Lab. Please visit our website at: http://www.amnh.org/content/download/38881/569987/file/InternshipNAARCH_2013.pdf as well as the following link to download the application form: http://www.amnh.org/our-research/anthropology/policies-links/internship-program/internshipform