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Preservation Archaeology Internship

Archaeology Southwest seeks prospective interns to assist with archaeological fieldwork as part of the Lower Gila Ethnographic and Archaeological Project (LGREAP). Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, LGREAP is a collaborative initiative among Archaeology Southwest, the Cocopah Indian Tribe, the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe, the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, the Gila River Indian Community, and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

The project documents ancestral sites and stories associated with them in order to better preserve these irreplaceable pieces of the past. the project area is located approximately 80 miles east of Yuma and 30 miles west of Gila Bend.

Successful applicants will be part of a small field team comprising other interns and volunteers, under the direction and supervision of Dr. Aaron Wright, Preservation Archaeologist with Archaeology

Requirements: Prospective interns must be at least 18 years of age and willing to work outdoors in small groups. Each intern will be expected to provide at least one post sharing their experiences on the project for Archaeology Southwest's Preservation Blog.
Accommodations: Because the project area is remote, personnel (including interns) will be expected to camp. Interns will need to provide their own camping supplies (tent, sleeping bag, etc.). Under certain circumstances, it may be possible to arrange alternative accommodations.
Duration: Each field session will last for at least 12 weeks, with each week consisting of 40 work hours across 4 days (10 hours/day). Interns will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the project area, and mileage will be reimbursed.

For more information and to apply, contact Aaron Wright at , (520) 882-6946 x25

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