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🔗2023 Summer Internship in Archaeology

  • Internship
  • Crownsville, MD
  • 15 USD / Hour
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Office of Archaeology
  • Job Summary: 400 hr/10 wk internship in the Office of Archaeology at the Maryland Historical Trust (SHPO for the State of MD). Interns will receive a total amount not to exceed $6,000.00 paid in bi-weekly increments for summer work (field, office, and lab).
  • Job Qualifications:
    • Current graduate students in anthropology/archaeology are preferred.
    • Students currently enrolled in or who have recently graduated from an accredited undergraduate program in anthropology/archaeology or other closely related field are encouraged to apply.
    •  Successful completion of an archaeological field school or equivalent and familiarity with ArcGIS are required.
  • How to Apply:

    The following documents must be submitted prior to the closing deadline to be considered for the internship. If submission materials are missing, the application may be removed from consideration. Submissions received after the filing date WILL NOT be accepted.

    Applicants must submit:

    • Cover letter- (statement, in the form of a letter explaining how you will benefit from the position and how the Trust will benefit from your participation)
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Academic transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable) showing the major course of study
    • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member from current or most recent school, or a professional archaeologist familiar with your knowledge, skills, and abilities

    These items should be e-mailed to Dr. Matthew McKnight, Chief Archaeologist, at:

  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Approximately 40% of the term will be spent at remote work locations and archaeological sites.
  • Contact Name: Matthew D. McKnight, Ph.D. - Chief Archaeologist
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:
  • Application Phone #: 410 - 697 - 9572
  • Application Address: Maryland Historical Trust 100 Community Place Crownsville, Maryland 21032

Website The Maryland Historical Trust

The Maryland Historical Trust is the state agency dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Maryland’s past. Through research, conservation and education, the Maryland Historical Trust assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage. Part of the Maryland Department of Planning, the Maryland Historical Trust serves as Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. In addition to its administrative office in Crownsville, the Maryland Historical Trust includes the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum in St. Leonard, Maryland, which houses the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory.

The Maryland Historical Trust (Trust) is seeking candidates for its 2023 Summer Internship in Archaeology.

The intern will work under the general supervision of the Chief Archaeologist and time will be divided between office/laboratory and fieldwork in support of the Trust’s terrestrial and maritime archaeology programs. Fieldwork will take place in a variety of settings and involve use of hand tools, electronic surveying equipment, and small boats, canoes, and/or kayaks. It will include support activities associated with the Annual Tyler Bastian Field Session in Maryland Archaeology, marine geophysical and remote sensing surveys, and archaeological site visits and inspections. Office/laboratory work is expected to include artifact sorting, washing and cataloging, records processing and filing, GIS data manipulation, and general data organization and entry tasks. Opportunities will also be available related to other aspects of the Trust’s archaeology programs, such as project review and compliance, and outreach activities.

Interns serve a maximum of 400 hours over a period of 10 consecutive weeks to begin on or about May 17, 2023. Fieldwork will require occasional work outside of normal business hours (early mornings, evenings, weekends, & holidays), extended days, overnight travel, and camping. Office/lab work will be conducted during normal business hours.

Interns will receive a total amount not to exceed $6,000.00 paid in bi-weekly increments based on the number of hours worked at a base rate of $15.00 per hour.

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