Women in Archeology Internship Program
June 4-August 12, 2017

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2017 by midnight CST

Women in Archeology 2016 Interns with their poster at MAC

Position Announcement

The Center for American Archeology (CAA), Kampsville, IL, invites applications for four Women in Archeology Internship positions for the 2017 field season, June 4 – August 12. This internship is for women undergraduates, graduate students, and archaeologists in the early stages of their careers with at least six weeks of field and laboratory experience. Applicants who have completed four consecutive weeks of the CAA’s Adult Field School will also be considered. Individuals interested in public archaeology, museum education, and other closely related fields are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be team-players with a strong work ethic, communication skills, and a passion for archaeology and engaging students and the public.

Funded by a generous grant from the Monticello College Foundation, the Women in Archeology Internship provides an opportunity for participants to enhance their professional skills in research planning, field and laboratory supervision, teaching, and public outreach as part of the CAA’s award-winning programs. Interns will work with CAA archaeologists as key supervisory and teaching personnel in our High School Field School, Adult Field School, and Archeology Day. Interns will also be responsible for creating a research paper or poster to be presented at the 2017 Midwest Archaeological Conference in Indianapolis, IN (Oct 19-21). Interns will receive travel support to participate in the conference.

Golden Eagle

Excavations will take place at the Golden Eagle site (11C120). Golden Eagle is the only known prehistoric site with an earthen enclosure in the Illinois River Valley. In 2013, CAA archaeologists conducted large-scale geophysical surveys across the site, revealing intact archaeological deposits, including evidence of the ditch-and-embankment enclosure that surrounds most of the site. Field excavation in 2014-2016 revealed evidence of building sequences within the embankment and mound 2, confirming their anthropogenic nature. We’ll continue to investigate Golden Eagle in 2017.


Interns will receive a $2000 stipend, room, and board for the 10 week program. The meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday-Friday. Interns will also receive $500 to attend the 2017 Midwest Archaeological Conference. Interns are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from Kampsville, as well as personal spending money.


  • Applicants must be one of the following:
    • an advanced undergraduate (junior or senior standing),
    • a graduate student (including those beginning graduate school in the 2017-2018 academic year),
    • or in the early stages of their career (B.A. within the past four years).
  • At least six weeks of archaeological field and laboratory experience or four consecutive weeks of the CAA’s Adult Field School is required.
  • All interns must be 21 years or older by the start of the program.
  • A valid drivers license is required.

Application Process:

Application is now closed for the 2017 WIA Internship program.

Decision notifications will be sent out by May 1, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact the CAA via email or call 618-653-4316.