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🔗Archeology Lab Intern – 400 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • 17.00 USD / Hour
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Southeast Archeological Center
  • Job Reference #: 4099a
  • Job Qualifications:

    The ideal applicant has completed, or is working toward, an undergraduate or graduate degree in archeology or a related cultural resources field. Candidates should be detail-oriented and a familiarity with handling archeological material in a lab setting.

    Due to the sensitive nature of the data and NPS network security requirements, the intern will work on government-furnished equipment at the center in Tallahassee, Florida. Housing is not available at SEAC. The intern will need to pass a standard federal security clearance in order to work on NPS computers.

  • How to Apply:

    Click on the application button at this listing and follow the instructions for applying online.

  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Ability to lift up to 40 pounds and conduct both standing and seated work. Work at a computer is required.
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Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

The Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC or The Center) is a support operation of the National Park Service's Southeast Region. The Center conducts and shares high-quality anthropological research based on multi-disciplinary methods and cutting-edge science, providing the best archeological and collections management assistance possible to national parks and our partners. In assisting parks with their cultural resource management needs, SEAC facilitates the long-term production of archeological resources, compiling, utilizing, and disseminating the archeological information obtained from them. SEAC maintains impeccable ethical standards by reporting timely research findings to park, public, and professional audiences. In addition to annually generating numerous archeological reports as mandated by federal law and park operations, the Center is the repository for over eight million artifacts that make up the Southeast Region's research collections and cultural database.

The Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) is a support operation of the National Park Service’s South Region. In assisting parks with their cultural resource management needs, SEAC facilitates long-term protection of archeological resources and compiles and utilizes the archeological information obtained from these resources. Two 400-hour internships are available, focusing in archeological lab work to support this mission. The successful candidates will work within the Archeology Branch Lab assisting with artifact processing, analysis, and cataloging.

Dependent on project needs, duties will include artifact washing and processing, analysis, labeling, and organization of curational documents. Interns may also assist with historical and background research for archeological reports, writing portions of archeological reports, and producing graphics and photographs for reports.

Interns will be mentored and monitored by the Archeology Branch’s Lab Manager and will work closely with archeologists on staff at SEAC. A start date of May 5, 2024 is preferred.

This position is part of the Internship Program administered by the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE). The program is a partnership between the National Park Service and NCPE. Eligibility requirements apply; visit for details and instructions on how to apply.

Qualified NCPE interns who successfully complete their internships may count their position towards earning a Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority certificate.  Once earned, the PLC hiring authority certificate may be used to apply for eligible Federal temporary, term, or permanent positions. Visit the website listed above for details about this benefit. Successful completion of the internship does not guarantee Federal employment.