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Archaeology Intern

Date Posted:  Feb 23, 2021
Requisition ID:  172364

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About Indiana Department of Transportation:

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.


Unpaid Internship:

The Indiana Department of Transportation's (INDOT) summer internship program is an unpaid summer internship that lasts approximately 3.5 months.

About the Job:

This position will serve as an Archaeology Intern for the Environmental Services Division of the Indiana Department of Transportation.  The Intern will be responsible for a variety of division projects and support.  The objective of the position is to provide a valuable learning experience for the intern, as well as to assist the agency in completing their assignments and responsibilities.  The Intern will report to the Manager of the Cultural Resources Office. 

A Day in the Life:

  • Assist with research and writing related to the preparation of archaeological reports and documents
  • Conduct records searches for small projects
  • Assist with fieldwork and laboratory work as well as data entry
  • Development of GIS layers related to archaeological sites
  • Participation in cross training opportunities within Environmental Services Division
  • Other duties as assigned

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Working towards a Graduate or Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a closely related field
  • Relevant work experience preferred
  • Applicant must be comfortable using ArcGIS online, ArcMap, Arc Collector and Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to research, draft, and edit data and reports
  • Ability to handle multiple projects
  • Good research, writing and analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills suitable for a wide variety of contacts
  • Confidence and ability to learn on the job and adapt quickly to changing circumstances

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis