The Archeology Internship at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will provide the opportunity for an interested and motivated individual to develop skills and knowledge related to archeological resource management in the National Park Service. The selected individual will gain experience in investigating and documenting archeological sites, identifying cultural materials commonly found in the Appalachian Summit region, and the proper handling of archeological specimens. The selected individual will work closely with the Park Archeologist in conducting archeological site condition assessments, field site investigation and reporting, as well as laboratory methods and materials processing/preparation. The selected individual will also have the opportunity to work with the Park’s Museum Curator in accessioning, cataloging, and curating archeological objects.
Academic background in archeology, anthropology, history and/or other cultural topics.
Proficient writing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to meet the physical & mental demands of working & hiking all day in backcountry terrain. Position may require overnight backcountry stays.
*Note: Exposure to poison ivy and biting/stinging insects is likely. Potential applicants that are highly allergic to either/both should consider this carefully.