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Archaeology Lab Intern – Summer 2024 - Portland

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🚀 Summer Internship


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  • Candidate must be pursuing a degree in Anthropology/Archaeology or related field, able to learn lab protocols, have basic computer skills, commit to a minimum of 30 days, ideally have a 3.0 GPA, be at least a sophomore, possess time management skills, and work well independently.
  • The Archaeology Lab Intern will assist with artifact processing and analysis, working alongside professionals to gain hands-on experience in laboratory protocols and artifact cataloging at a large scale Data Recovery Project in Southwestern Washington.

Summer Internship



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  • In pursuit of a degree in Anthropology/Archaeology or a related field from an accredited program
  • Ability to learn laboratory protocols, including cleaning, sorting, labeling, bagging, data entry, artifact photography, and storage of artifacts
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Commitment of a minimum of 30 days (with options for extension for 3 to 9 months depending on performance)
  • Ideally, you’ll also have:
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Must be at least a sophomore
  • Self-driven time management and organizational skills
  • Typical hourly pay range for this position is $21/hr to $24/hr and is commensurate with experience relative to the position. For non-local candidates housing and a daily per diem will be provided.

Education requirements

Second Year

Area of Responsibilities



  • At Jacobs, we’re transforming intangible ideas into innovative solutions designing the future – today. As an Archaeology Intern, you’ll impact the world around you by helping us solve real-life challenges. You’ll work alongside professional archaeologists and analytical specialists, gaining exposure to laboratory protocols, relevant computer-assisted database software, a variety of techniques in artifact analysis, and so much more.
  • The Archaeology Laboratory Internship is an entry level position designed to provide valuable hands-on experience working with and learning from our archaeological staff in our on-site field laboratory at a large scale Data Recovery Project over 3 to 5 months in Southwestern Washington starting in May 2024. Archaeological Laboratory Interns will engage in the processing and cataloging of artifacts and be exposed to the skills used in analysis of archaeological assemblages by our team of technical experts, particularly faunal and stone artifacts. For select candidates, continuation of the internship beyond the 2024 field season is possible at the primary Jacobs Archaeology Laboratory.


Work type

Full time

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