Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Indigenous Student Archaeology Collections Internship

Organization: Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Position: Indigenous Student Archaeology Collections Internship

Pay Range: $6,000 Stipend

The Anthropology collections staff at DMNS are looking for Indigenous students or recent graduates with an interest in exploring history, cultural heritage, anthropology, archaeology, art, museums, or museum collections. The Indigenous Student Archaeology Collections Interns will gain hands-on museum experience working with a variety of materials from archaeological sites including animal bone, ceramic, lithic, ground stone, plant material, and soil samples. Interns will work directly on two different current grant-funded projects, Jones-Miller, a collection of bison bone from a butchering site in Eastern Colorado, and WS Ranch, a collection of field school excavated items from multiple sites in New Mexico. The interns will learn museum, conservation, and archival standards for handling different materials, creating custom museum-quality mounts and boxes, ways to approach storage and organization of large collections, and museum collection protocols. There are six internships available.