Are you looking for a unique, exciting, hands-on experience that can nourish your interest in archaeology and history? The Fairfield Foundation summer internship program could be the place for you! With over 120 interns during our first 13 years, this is one of the Fairfield Foundation’s most successful educational outreach programs. 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, historic research, non-profit management, and the day-to-day challenges of studying and preserving our past. 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, help us get closer to our goal of restoring a 1930s service station into our Center for Archaeology, Preservation and Education, or learn the basics of archaeology in the field and lab.
Interested? Take a look at the brochure and application detailing our program. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you, your teenager, your student, or a friend might be interested in learning more about our internships! Summer internships are popular, and although we can offer help with housing, it is limited – so apply early to ensure your spot!