The Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management Career Opportunity Internship is a paid rigorous 11-week project-based paid position. Interns will work in 2-person teams to help the BLM solve real-world natural-resource related challenges. The internship includes an expense paid training in Washington, DC, a weekly stipend, paid travel to and from the site, and an AmeriCorps education award. Internships take place nationwide, including California, Idaho, New Mexico, Alaska, and other areas. This career potential internship program is the result of a partnership between MobilizeGreen and the BLM. These internships are available to students from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds.
Interns will work at a BLM site from June to August 2014, in on select projects. Within the agreed project framework, the Intern-team will be expected take ownership of the project, deliver agreed project outcomes, and make final presentations. BLM staff will serve as mentors for the project.
1. Degree that included 3 semester hours each in the following course areas:
2. Plus: Six semester hours of related course work in geography, geology, or cultural geography; history, historiography, or historical archaeology; environmental studies; scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or surveying.
3. Plus: Archaeological field school.
Application Deadline: May 2, 2014. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.
Housing is NOT provided, but we will work with you make sure that you secure housing information for the area.
For more information: http://www.mobilizegreen.org//blm-career-opportunity-internships/
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Looking for experience in the field? Checkout the opportunities listed.
Fort Charles Archaeological Field School Project, Nevis, West Indies
This year's field school will expand on last year's work. This includes additional excavations at the guardhouse and along the fort's northern walls as well as test units to locate additional subsurface features. Our documentation of the site's ruins will assist in the planning of conservation efforts. Limited shovel testing and full-scale excavations of various contexts will support new interpretations of those living and working at Fort Charles during the site's occupation.
Students will learn traditional and advanced surveying methods, how to conduct pedestrian surveys, standard archaeological excavation techniques, and how to identify, catalogue, and analyze artifacts. There will be weekly lectures on Nevisian archaeology, history, and culture by project staff and visiting experts.
Students will arrive on island May 24 and depart June 14. Work will involve 5 1/2 days per week; 8:00am-2:30pm M-F at Fort Charles and 8am-Noon Saturdays at the Hill Top Guest House analyzing artifacts.
Preference will be given to Monmouth University students but all are encouraged to apply. No previous experience required. We are guests on Nevis and students will be expected to behave accordingly.
Contact Dr. Edward Gonzalez-Tennant for more information and check out the project flyer. Students seeking a place in the field school will need to submit an application and $200 nonrefundable deposit by March 28, 2014. Download application materials here.
ASA Restoration Project; Egypt (KMT)
Be a part of the history being unearthed at Karakhamun's tomb! The Asa Restoration Project is currently excavating Karakhamun's tomb and expects that future excavations will yield many more exciting and unexpected discoveries. Conservators are currently restoring the tombs of Karabasken and Irtieru and hopes to open them to the public in the near future.
Checkout the site for more details: http://www.asarestorationproject.com/support-asa.php