SCDNR Summer Archaeology Internship Program Accepting Applications

January 31, 2023
The SCDNR summer archaeology internship application portal is now open!
This six-week, in-person internship will begin on Monday, June 5, 2023 and end on Friday, July 14, 2023. Interns will gain hands-on experience at SCDNR’s Parker Annex Archaeology Center located in Columbia, SC.
As an archaeology summer intern, you will:
• Gain a greater understanding of the diverse field of archaeology.
• Gain a greater understanding of how the SCDNR Archaeology team functions.
• Discover ways to make the field of archaeology accessible to the public.
• Discover possible education and career pathways for yourself.
Up to eight interns will be selected for this term. Applicants must be enrolled at the time of the internship as a rising high school junior or 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.). 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.
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 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. 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).
Please email SCDNR archaeologist Meg Gaillard with any questions or concerns ([email protected]).
To apply, visit: The application deadline is February 10 at 5 pm.