The 2021 Eugene T. Polk Archaeology Intern will support Grand Canyon National Park’s Cultural Resource Management Program by helping complete archaeological surveys, compliance monitoring, and ruins preservation activities in the park. Projects could include a combination of the following: archaeological site inventory survey, archaeological site condition monitoring, monitoring park projects near archaeological sites, bison effects monitoring, hands-on stabilization, architectural documentation, data entry, report writing, map making, and file organization.
The intern will work as a crew member along with other archaeologists for the Cultural Resources Program. Field and office duties will be assigned for various projects throughout the summer. The duration of individual projects will vary.
Knowledge and Skills Required
• Experience conducting archaeological fieldwork and entering data into Microsoft Access databases; experience in the archaeology of northern Arizona is a benefit.
• Experience using GPS units, digital and film cameras, and geographic information systems (GIS) is a benefit.
• Ability to read a topographic map and use a hand-held compass.
• Skilled in hiking, orienteering, and backpacking in remote canyon settings.
• Ability to work independently with little or no supervision during portions of the day, and ability to work as part of a team for extended periods of time.
• The intern will be compensated approximately $490 per week for the term of the internship.
• Shared quarters housing will be made available in Grand Canyon Village, AZ on the South Rim and paid for by the Grand Canyon Conservancy.
• The internship duration is 16 weeks. Duties will begin in May or June, depending on the selectee’s availability, and will be completed sometime between August and October.
• The intern will be based in Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim but may be assigned to periods of work on the North Rim and the inner canyon.
• The intern must have a valid driver’s license to operate a government vehicle for work-related tasks.
• Fieldwork associated with this project includes hiking and backpacking in variable environmental conditions, extensive camping, and working long hours.
• Applications will be accepted through April 2, 2021, and the selected applicant will be notified by April 16th.
How to Apply For more information or to apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and reference contact information to Donelle Huffer at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also submit your information via postal mail to: Grand Canyon National Park, Science and Resource Management, Attn: Donelle Huffer, PO Box 129, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023-0129.