Upcoming Internships and Field Schools

October 24th, 2014

Looking for a way to gain experience in the field of conservation and maritime archaeology?

Here, upcoming opportunities for conservation internships  are posted as well as field schools which are offered by organizations other than ECU.

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Underwater Archaeology and Martime History Jobs and Field Schools

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North Carolina State Government Internship Program

NC State Gov't internship

This is an opportunity offered to legal residents of North Carolina who are students at in-state colleges, universities, community colleges, law or graduate schools, or who are attending equivalent institutions in other states. Students will be provided with a compensated experiential opportunity that integrates education, career development and public service. The application deadline is December 19, 2014. Visit www.ncyaio.com for more information and to apply.


Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools 2015

Sanisera 2015

Visit Sanisera Archaeology Institute webpage for more details!


Tell Timai Project – University of Hawaii

Students will receive training in analysis, conservation, recording and preservation of artifacts and architecture, including coins, pottery, glass, stone, mud brick. It will include field trips to Alexandria, Cairo, Bubastis,Tapsosyris Magna, Memphis, Giza and Sakara. The application deadline is February 28th, 2013.


The Sanisera Field School – 2013 Courses

The field school is offering 15 different archaeological courses.
The course subjects include:

  • Fieldwork in Ancient Cities
  • Fieldwork in Bioarchaeology
  • European Archaeological Tour
  • Maritime Archaeology
  • Archaeological Film
  • Mapping Tools and GIS Software for Archaeologists




Preservation of Cultural Heritage in Israel

This study abroad will allow students to work closely with local conservators and gain hands on experience in field conservation techniques that benefit site interpretation. Students will travel across Israel visiting Tel-Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Tel-el Hesi, Ashkelon and Ashdod.




Practical Conservation Training Internship – Old Acre, Israel

The internship takes place at the campus of the Center in the inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Acre and this training internship provides intimate access to the veritable living laboratory for the study and application of practical heritage conservation methods and skills. Throughout the program, interns work alongside conservation specialists, archaeologists, and architects of the highest professional and academic level. Next session begins February 18, 2013! Application deadline December 12, 2012.




Archaeological Conservation -Agora Excavations, Athens, Greece

(2 Summer Internships)

The internships will give students an opportunity to treat freshly excavated  archaeological finds and to participate in an active on-site conservation laboratory. An introduction to the re-treatment, preventive and long-term care of archaeological collections will also be provided. Application deadline:  Monday 17 December 2012

Agora Excavations’ website


American School of Classical Studies at Athens Website



Preservation Chapel Hill

The internships provides students with experience in historic preservation, historical research and historical societies. The program includes trips to historic sites, museums, archives and organizations to learn more about aspects of public history. Students will also be trained in the development of an online portfolio and blog which allows students to market their skills. The deadline for applications to the Spring 2013 program is Oct. 31, 2012.

Internships offered for the following categories;

  • Historic Preservation
  • Educational Programming
  • Archives
  • African American Research
  • Digital Technology
  • Museum Studies




Tel Burna Archaeological Field Course

This course will consist of a three-week excavation of Tel Burna, located in the southwestern foothills of Israel. Students will learn archaeological method and practice through onsite participation in the excavation of Tel Burna. The collection and analysis of the material remains from the Tel Burna will allow students to develop firsthand knowledge of the cultures of ancient Levant, particularly Judah and Philistia. The students will also gain a better understanding of the ancient history and geography of the southern Levant through guided field trips to archaeological sites outside of Tel Burna, as well as through a series of evening lectures.

For more information, contact shai.itzick@gmail.com




Tel Gezer Excavation Project

The study program is an accredited program offering academic credit (two three-hour courses). The main course takes place at the Tel Gezer Archaeological Field School and involves studying the archaeology and history of ancient Israel through site excavation, processing of material at the expedition camp and on-site evening lectures by the staff and  guest scholars. Students may also participated in regional study tours on the weekends and visit sites such as the Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Masada and Qumran.




Archaeology Abroad

Check the website for updates and mailing list information!




San Gemini Preservation Studies

San Gemini Preservation Studies provides 6 different conservation programs.

  • Building Restoration – Introduction to Art and Building Restoration in Italy(May 26th thru June 22nd, 2013)
  •  Ceramics Restoration (May 26th thru June 22nd, 2013)
  • Book Bindings Restoration* (May 26th thru June 22nd, 2013)

  • Paper Restoration* (July 7th thru August 3rd, 2013)
  • Traditional Painting Materials & Techniques (July 7th thru August 3rd, 2013)
  • Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy (July 7th thru August 3rd, 2013)

It is located in Central Italy in the city of San Gemini and also offers 4 different field projects.

  • Restoration of the Porta Burgi (12th Century city gate in San Gemini)
  • Surveying the 12th Century San Giovanni Battista Church complex
  • Archaeological survey of the public baths in Carsulae
  • San Gemini Historic Archives Project (restoration and digitalization of 16-18 Century archival material)

The application deadline for these programs is March 15, 2013. For more information visit their website!



May Museum in Farmville Internship

An internship is available at the May Museum in Farmville. The intern will co-ordinate electronic presentations to be used to educate the public among other tasks.

If interested please contact Lynn Lancaster Gorges from the Historic Textiles Studio at palampore@aol.com


Athens : Heritage and Modernity June 23 – July 4, 2013

The 12 day visit of Athens will be a thoughtful exploration of the history and preservation and conservation issues facing the city, organized around a series of lectures and visits lead by some of the top Athenian archaeologists, architects, historians, conservators and planners who have been dealing with the problem of preserving monuments and cultural heritage in the midst of a growing modern city. The deadline for applying is April 30, 2013. 

For more information visit http://athensprogram.net 


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