SCDNR Archaeology Internship Program Application
Thank you for your interest in an internship with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Archaeology team. We are currently accepting applications for the Summer 2024 internship term. This application period will close at 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 9, 2024. Applicants will be notified by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, March 1, 2024 if they are accepted into the program. Up to eight interns will be selected for this term.
This six-week, in-person internship will take place at SCDNR's Parker Annex Archaeology Center (2025 Barnwell St., Columbia, SC 29201). The internship term will begin on Monday, June 3, 2024 and end on Friday, July 12, 2024. Interns at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and those who have recently graduated, are paid $12 per hour. High school interns are unpaid. All interns may work up to 40 hours per week. Housing is not provided.
Applicants must be enrolled at the time of the internship as a rising high school senior, undergraduate student (B.A./B.S. and Associates), graduate student (M.A./M.S. and Ph.D.), or a recent graduate (high school to Ph.D.).
The primary focus of the summer internship is for interns to gain a greater understanding of the diverse field of archaeology and to discover if archaeology, or a closely related field, is the right career path for them. Interns will attend guest lectures and workshops that cover topics including, but are not limited to terrestrial and maritime archaeology, forensic anthropology, visual anthropology, archaeology public engagement, museum studies, geographic information system (GIS), and disaster preparedness and recovery. Guest lectures and workshops account for approximately 60% of the summer internship. Summer interns will also assist the SCDNR Archaeology team with ongoing public engagement projects and research in the field (e.g., shovel testing) and/or laboratory settings (e.g., processing artifacts). Assistance with ongoing projects will account for approximately 40% of the summer internship.
Please email SCDNR archaeologist Meg Gaillard with any questions or concerns (GaillardM@dnr.sc.gov).