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Archaeologist Intern
Ref No.: 20-00021
Location: Huger, South Carolina
Position Type:Internship
Start Date: 05/18/2020
Pay Rate : $ 12.50 /Hour
Location: Francis Marion Ranger District, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

This 24-week program is a rigorous work and learning experience that provides exposure to the Forest Service, development and training opportunities, and the opportunity to make a lasting impression on generations to come. Participants will gain experience in archaeology and cultural resource management. Specific duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide advice on identification and management of Heritage and Cultural Resources Program, including development of immediate objectives, integration with resource activities, and establishment or priorities
  • Assist in ensuring integration with heritage and cultural resource activities and establishment of priorities.  The Heritage and Cultural Resource Program covers one or more resource area, such as the protection of historic and pre-historic properties and artifacts.
  • Coordinates the budget and project plan of work for the unit's archeological and cultural activities within the NF unit.
  • Organize, supervise, or directly performs inventory of areas. Work includes preparation of maps, inventories, reports, and records related to the discovery, protection, inventory, salvage, and interpretation of heritage and cultural resource areas.
  • Determine eligibility of historical properties for the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Interpret heritage and cultural resources to the public and professional contacts through presentations at visitor facilities, professional journals, etc.
  • Ensure program data for documentation submission including contracts, National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility criteria, legal documents to fulfill programmatic requirements, and internal reports.
Prefered Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree or higher in Archeology or Anthropology and have attended an archeological field school

Special Skills:
  • Knowledge of GPS/GIS
  • Enjoy working outdoors-field investigation involves considerable walking, and manual work in the outdoors
  • Average physical dexterity and ability are required
  • Fieldwork is performed in all weather conditions, and often in hot and heavily forested conditions
Special Skills:
Interest in outdoor recreation management.  Helpful but not necessary are skills associated with recreation such as construction, knowledge of water systems, trails maintenance, etc. 
$1,500 for Professional Development (travel, training, etc.)
$1,000/month Housing Stipend

Questions? Email Jaina Reed at