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Student Internship in Archaeology

The Cleveland Archaeological Society Student Internship in Archaeology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Program Dates: June 13 to August 5, 2016

2010 ExcavationThis eight-week internship will give a deserving Ohio college student the opportunity to receive specialized training in field archaeology and laboratory analysis through active participation in the Museum’s research program in prehistoric archaeology. During the first four weeks of the program, the intern will assist Archaeology staff in the excavation of a prehistoric Native American settlement located near Sheffield Village, in Lorain County, Ohio and receive advanced instruction in all aspects of field research. Room, board, and per diem expenses during the five-week field season will be covered by the CMNH, if the intern lives beyond commuting distance. After returning from the field, the intern will participate in a three-week program of laboratory work at the Museum which will provide experience in the documentation and analysis of cultural remains (e.g., pottery, stone tools, bone tools, animal and plant remains, etc.) recovered during the field season. The intern is responsible for his/her own lodging and expenses during the three-week laboratory portion of the program. The project will conclude with a summary report of internship activities to be submitted to the Curator of Archaeology and the program sponsor. For his/her participation in the program, the intern will receive a total payment of $2,500 for the eight-week program.

To apply for this unique opportunity, e-mail Dr. Brian Redmond to get the form (, fill it out, and then e-mail it back to him or mail to: Dr. Brian G. Redmond, Dept. of Archaeology, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Dr., University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-1767. Preference will be given to applicants with some previous archaeological field experience. 

.Information on The Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s field programs is available on the Museum website here. For more information phone (216) 231-4600, ext. 3301 or e-mail Dr. Brian RedmondThe deadline for receipt of applications and recommendation letters is March 18, 2016.

Previous CAS Interns


2000 Jodie L. Erickson Ohio University
2001 Benjamin W. Heinlen Kent State University
2002 Kirk E. Olmstead University of Akron
2003 Metin I Eren Harvard College
2004 Kevin C. Nolan Kent State University (for Kevin’s CAS Internship Report, click here)
2005 Angela Hood Ohio University (for Angela’s CAS Internship Report, click here)
2006 Samantha Blatt Ohio State University
2007 Emily Culver Beloit College (for Emily’s CAS Internship Report, click here)
2008 Ciera Herron Case Western Reserve University (for Ciera’s CAS Internship Report, click here)
2009 Sarah V. Byrd Case Western Reserve University (for Sarah’s CAS Internship Report, click here)
2010 Zachary Kascak Cleveland State University (for Zachary’s CAS Internship Report, click here)
2011 Catherine Gullett The College of Wooster (for Catherine’s CAS Internship Report, click here)
2012 Jamie Graham Heidelberg University (for Jamie’s CAS Internship Report, click here
2013 Nathan Klembara Mercyhurst University
2014 Amanda Ponomarenko The Ohio State University (for Amanda’s CAS Internships Report, click here)
2015 Zaakiyah A. Cua Youngstown State University (for Zaakiyah’s CAS Internship Report, click here)
2016 Kelly Plevniak SUNY Buffalo (for Kelly’s CAS Internship Report, click here)
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