Minnesota – Yep. North Carolina – Sure. California – Yep, twice! Ohio – Definitely. Interns come to Fairfield from across the United States and throughout Virginia to work with us and learn about archaeology and preservation. This summer we celebrated our 80th internship. High School juniors and seniors, undergrads from community colleges and universities, graduate students, and some folks just looking to enhance their resumes and expand their horizons, spend between one and three weeks (sometimes longer) working alongside staff members learning the nuts and bolts of archaeology, non-profit management, and the day-to-day challenges of studying and preserving our past. It is a wonderful learning experience for them and extremely rewarding for us.
“I recommend this internship to everyone because it is not only eye-opening, but it is also an experience you will never regret nor forget!” Kalli Mayton, 2009 Intern
Internships are scheduled throughout the year, although summer is our busiest season. Whether for practical experience, or to try something they’ve always wanted to try, perhaps inspired by Indiana Jones or a lifelong fascination with history, the chance to “do” archaeology is what attracts most interns. You can design your own research project, learn how to write grants, participate in hands-on preservation, or learn the basics of archaeology in the field and lab. Interested? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free brochure and application detailing our program. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you, your teenager, or a friend might be interested in learning more about our internships. Also, stay tuned for blog posts from former Fairfield interns- they all have something to share.