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 175 interns since 2000, this is one of the Fairfield Foundation’s most successful and long-standing 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, work with artifacts at the CAPE, participate in hands-on preservation work, or learn the basics of archaeology in the field and lab.
Interested? Take a look at the brochure and application detailing our standard archaeology internship program, or read more about the specialized internships available in preservation technology here! 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! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please contact us about interest in the fellowship- we will post updated details soon for 2024.
We are proud to announce the return of The Cecil Wray Page Jr. Fellowship in Plantation Studies! DEADLINE: April 29 at 5 pm. We want to encourage scholars to undertake independent research involving Fairfield Plantation – whether limited field excavations, collections-based research, specialized analyses, or documentary research, we welcome proposals for either in-person or virtual projects. Prospective applicants are encouraged to work with us to develop projects that incorporate the interests of both the Foundation and the applicant. Applicants have the option of submitting research projects for either one-, two-, or three-month durations with stipends of $2500/month (housing is not provided but staff will help where possible to locate affordable housing for fellows). Possible projects include, but are not limited to, the analysis of specific artifacts or features from the plantation, the spatial distribution of 18th-century midden deposits, the material world of late 19th-century African-American households, documentary research into personals papers, tax records or census data, and comparative studies with other plantations. Applicants are encouraged to consider any element of plantation life and culture as possible avenues for research. For more information, see the fellowship flyer or contact us at email@example.com.