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Internship and Employment Opportunities

Ask us about potential ways that we can provide a project for you. Both SCU students and those from other institutions are encouraged to inquire.  Examples of projects include: Cataloging, database entry, archival preparation/collections rehousing, artifact labeling, artifact mending/cross-mending, micro-sorting of excavated materials, and updating/expanding our research collections.

We frequently hire SCU students as archaeological technicians.  While you don’t need to be an anthropology major, we do prefer that you are majoring in, or have a strong interest in the sciences, particularly anthropology, archaeology, history, chemistry and geology.  Please contact Linda Hylkema at for more information.

Volunteer opportunities

Like history? Archaeology? Doing something fun and productive? We have a very active volunteer program. Volunteers work along-side the professional staff and students on a wide range of projects that provide hands-on experience. Examples include cleaning artifacts, labeling them, assisting with analysis, data entry into artifact databases, preparing collections for curation, artifact photography, research, and a myriad of other ongoing projects. Volunteers can be students and members of the local community. Whether you are still in school, in college, or just seeking a chance to further develop your skills, volunteering might be for you.

Requirements to volunteer

  • Have an interest in anthropology, archaeology, education, and the sciences.
  • Be able to work during normal operating hours (monday-friday 9:00am-5:00pm).
  • Have reliable transportation to and from the laboratory.
  • Be able to work a minimum of 2 hrs/week for most positions (preferred) or 5 hrs/month.
  • Must work 5 hrs/month to remain active.