The Paid Internship Program at the IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology enables students to gain valuable work experiences without interrupting their studies by relocating to distant locations or for unrelated part-time work.
To apply for an internship at the IUMAA, please review the following listings, and then submit a completed application (link at the end of this document) to the appropriate departmental supervisor for an interview. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Funding and Internship Areas
The Paid Internship Program provides each recipient funding for $15 per hour for up to 10 hours per week over a 15-week semester. (Please note: A background check may be required before the funding can be awarded.) Students who have any additional paid positions at Indiana University may not be eligible for the internship as the university restricts the number of hours worked per week as a university student employee.
Students interested in an archaeology curation internship should ave careful and responsible work practices, a commitment to accuracy, computer skills and willingness to learn new progresses and procedures. Digitial photography or visual arts experience and prior work with archaeology collections is useful but not required.
Assist with various archaeology collection enhancement projects including:
Entering accession and catalog data into the collection management system to aid in evaluating research potential and education value
Develop and implement programs and projects that further the mission of the museum Curriculum packet development Create family guides and other gallery materials Give tours and develop tour materials as needed
The IUMAA holds a collection of more than 25,000 photos.Working with subsets dedicated to Native American life 1908-1921 or Bloomington and surrounding areas in the 20th century. The Intern willhelp develop packets of photos for use in K-12 classrooms. This project will involve carefully looking and describing and then determining which curricular standards or themes this photo might work for. Experience with classroom education is useful but not required. The intern must be an excellent writer and be willing to adhere to a regular schedule.
The intern will assist with photographing all objects going on exhibit. There may also be photography of collections being placed in storage and three-dimensional scanning of artifacts. This will require the intern to learn museum procedures for handling, tracking the movement and locations of artifacts, recordkeeping of various types, taking high resolution photos of artifacts, photo editing, file naming, and saving photos. Be able to work closely with the exhibits staff to prioritize the work. As the exhibit process develops, there may be data entry and some research about the artifacts photographed.
Duties will be digitizing portions of the Glenn Black manuscript collection. This collection is highly used by musuem staff and outside researchers as it contains correspondence and other documents related to Indiana's first state archaeologist and many of the IUMAA archaeology collections. Digitizing these documents will aid in access, outreach opportunities, and exhibit creation.
Job responsibilities include:
Digitizing correspondence, travel records, and other types of publications
Basic processing of physical documents for conservation purposes
Providing item-level description of digitized documents
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to work with minimal supervision and can meet deadlines
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to manage data in spreadsheets (Excel,Google Sheets)
Knowledge of any of the following: digital imaging, EAD, TEI, XML, XSLT.
Working knowledge of Photoshop, Excel, and Word.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to stare at a computer screen particularly for long periods of time. Must be able to perform detailed work.
How to Apply:
Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the hours you are available to work. Museum hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
The application deadline for Fall 2022 paid internships will be July 31, 2022.