Women in Archeology Internship Program

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The Center for American Archeology (CAA), Kampsville, Illinois, is offering four internship positions for the summer of 2015 (May 31-August 11) for women undergraduate, graduate students, and archeologists early in their careers with experience at least 6 weeks of field experience and experience in lab methods. Individuals interested in public archeology, museum education, archeological outreach, and other closely related fields are also welcome to apply. Because these positions are made possible by the Monticello College Foundation, a former women’s college, internships are open only to women. The goal of the internships is to develop and enhance professional skills in research planning, teaching, and public outreach. This is not merely a job, but an opportunity to grow professionally and personally. Teaching students of all ages in a learning environment is a major component of the program. WIA Internships are high-energy, intensive, and demanding. You will be challenged, but you will be rewarded with skills that will serve you well throughout your future educational and career paths!

Compensation: Interns receive a stipend of $2,000 for 10 weeks and room and board (plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monday through Friday; weekends meals are on your own). Interns are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from our area, as well as personal spending money. In addition to the stipend, interns will receive $500 to attend and present at the Midwest Archaeological Conference.

Who May Apply: Women currently enrolled in college as an undergraduate or graduate student, those who will begin their graduate education during the 2015-2016 academic year, and those who are early in their career (received their BA within the past four years) are eligible. Only advanced undergraduates (junior & senior standing) will be considered. Applicants should be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license; those who will turn 21 during the summer are not disqualified from applying.

Application Process: The selection process will consider statement of interest, recommendations from professor/instructor, and resume/CV.

The following materials should be submitted to the Center for American Archeology for consideration and received no later than March 16, 2015 by midnight CTS:

  • Internship Application Form
  • Resume or curriculum vita: you must include your current school or alma mater; current contact information, including email address, mailing address, and phone number, and where we can reach you if you are away from school;
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended.
  • Cover letter/Statement of interest in which you describe yourself, why you would like to participate in the program, your career goals, what benefit this program will be to you, and how your participation will enhance our program.
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor/instructor who can comment on your interests and abilities.



I am a sophomore in Family Studies with a minor in Business, until recently I have been interested in becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist. I took Intro to Cultural Anthropology and became extremely interested. I am now taking Initiation to Anthropology to see if I want to change my major to Anthropology or possibly minor in it.

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