Thursday, September 4, 2014

Archaeology Internship

The Department of Anthropology at WMU and the Fort St. Joseph Museum in Niles invite applications for a paid internship ($2000) during the 2014-15 academic year. The Fort St. Joseph intern will have the opportunity to:

*contribute to an ongoing public archaeology program focused on the historical archaeology of Fort St. Joseph, an 18th century mission-garrison-trading post in Niles, MI

*work with Carol Bainbridge, the Museum Director, and the Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Advisory Committee to develop initiatives that heighten the profile of Fort St. Joseph in the community

*assist Michael Nassaney, Principal Investigator of the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project, with processing materials from the 2013 field season and making preparations for 2015

* engage in community outreach and education as needed

*assist in preparing promotional materials, a strategic plan based on the Niles conference (MHAC10), and the annual newsletter, the Fort St. Joseph Post

Students will be expected to devote about 6-8 hours/week on the internship from September 2014 through May 2015. Compensation will be paid in four installments of $500 in November, January, March, and May.

Qualified candidates should be currently enrolled students at Western Michigan University. Preference will be given to applicants who can work with the public, articulate the needs and goals of the project, and demonstrate a willingness to engage with the Niles community. Applicants with current or proposed interest in the historical archaeology of the fort will be given preference.

Interested students should submit a letter of application and a current cv with the names of at least two references to Dr. Michael Nassaney ( by September 10, 2014 for an appointment to begin September 15.