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Texas Historical Commission Archeology Program Intern - Application Deadline

Wed, February 13, 2013

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION: The Archeology Division is an integral part of the Texas Historical Commission and is responsible for the protection, preservation, and investigation of archeological sites in state public lands or in areas subject to federally permitted or funded work. Staff archeologists maintain an ever increasing inventory of the archeological projects conducted in Texas for both state and federally regulated work. This internship presents an opportunity for students to become familiar with the duties associated with the regulation and oversight of archeological work conducted in the state by assisting as necessary with the day to day activities associated with the position. In general, interns will be expected to assist the staff archeologist in the following tasks:

1. Recording and updating archeological project data in a GIS-based database
2. Assist in background research for project reviews.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should be enrolled at an institution of higher learning in an undergraduate or graduate anthropology degree program, or closely related field such as history or museum studies.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Coursework or prior experience with an emphasis on anthropology and archeology. Familiarity with GIS software is required.

Apply by 2/13/2013.  Applications must be submitted on the Texas Historical Commission’s Internship Application available on the web at Please mail applications to P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711 or deliver them in person at 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite B-65, Austin, Texas. A resume and current transcript must be submitted with your application. Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of applications. Applications will be reviewed, and top applicants will be contacted for interviews. After a qualified person has been chosen for the specified internship, letters will be mailed to all interviewed applicants letting them know that the position has been filled. Disability access for application submission, testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice.

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