Internship Opportunities at the Center

 

Internships Determine First Salary, Provide Competitive Edge
According to a 2007 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 49 percent of employers stated they offer higher salaries to new college graduates with internship experience. Employers are placing more value on students who come into the work force with industry specific skills beyond the classroom.

Why are students receiving higher starting salaries as a result of completing an internship? The employers in the survey responded that students with internship experience had more realistic views of work, showed more maturity and a stronger work ethic, and possess more awareness of business etiquette. The study showed students seeking internships were looking for ways to differentiate themselves from their classmates as the job market becomes more competitive. Spending a summer completing a summer internship gives students better perspective on their chosen career and its industry. Students gain a fuller resume and professional experience. For more details, click on the link at the end of each section.


The Center is pleased to offer
the following opportunities for interns:

Collections Management
Collections Research
Digital Photography
GIS – Geographic
Information System
Library Science
Public Archaeology
Development Marketing Intern


Collections Management

With the assistance of Center staff, the intern will prepare one or more archaeological collections for curation. During the course of the internship, the intern will learn to identify artifacts and ecofacts common to the San Diego region, including lithics, ceramics, and historical objects, and faunal, botanical, and mineral specimens. Center staff will instruct the intern on archaeological laboratory procedures such as basic artifact analysis, manual and computer cataloguing, digital photography, storage requirements, and preventative conservation. In addition, the intern will become familiar with historical trends in archaeological practice in the San Diego area and will be introduced to current legal and ethical issues in archaeological curation as well as the concerns and rights of culturally affiliated groups with regard to archaeological materials.  Contact Dr. Ad Muniz for more information.


Collections Research

With the assistance of Center staff, the intern will identify, design, and conduct an original research project that uses the Center’s archaeological collections. The intern will formulate a plan for public dissemination of the project results as a journal publication, a museum exhibit, or a public class or lecture. During the course of the research and dissemination planning, the intern will receive training in research design, collections management, artifact analysis, exhibit design and production, and public education curriculum development as appropriate to the selected project. Contact Cindy Stankowski for more information.


Digital/Visual Archaeology

With the assistance of Collections Manager and Executive Director, the intern will photograph archaeological collections for digital curation. During the course of the internship, the intern will learn to identify artifacts and common to the San Diego region, including lithics, ceramics, and historical objects.. Center staff will instruct the intern on archaeological laboratory procedures such as basic artifact analysis, digital photography, and digital storage requirements. The intern will also become familiar with historical trends in archaeological practice in the San Diego area and will be introduced to current legal and ethical issues in archaeological curation.  Contact Dr. Ad Muniz for more information.


Geographical Information Systems in Archaeology

With the assistance of Center staff, the intern will create shapefiles and maps for curated archaeological collections using ArcGIS 9.1x. The intern will convert GPS data, transfer database information into attributes tables, and create maps for museum exhibits and public outreach. Center staff will instruct the intern on archaeological GIS laboratory procedures such as computer cataloguing, storage requirements, and database management. In addition, the intern will become familiar with historical trends in archaeological practice in the San Diego area and will be introduced to current legal and ethical issues in archaeological curation as well as the concerns and rights of culturally affiliated groups with regard to archaeological materials.  Contact Dr. Ad Muniz for more information.


Library Science

With the assistance of Center staff, the intern will arrange and catalog materials in the Center’s library. During the course of the internship, the intern will take a leading role in the cataloging, sorting and storing of research files and creating user guides for these collections. The intern will also assist staff members in locating and borrowing materials for in-house research. Center staff will instruct the intern on archival procedures, computer cataloging, storage requirements, and preventative conservation. In addition, the intern will become familiar with historical trends in archaeological practice in the San Diego area and will be introduced to current legal and ethical issues in archaeological curation as well as the concerns and rights of culturally affiliated groups with regard to archaeological materials.  Contact Suzanne Moramarco for more information.


Public Archaeology

With the assistance of Center staff, the intern will research, design, and produce a project that educates the public about archaeology, history, prehistory or related topics and uses the Center’s archaeological collections. The intern will formulate a plan for public dissemination of the project as a museum exhibit, public class or lecture presentation. During the course of the research and dissemination planning, the intern will receive guidance in exhibit site selection, exhibit design and production, and public education curriculum development in conjunction with state content standards as appropriate to the selected project.  Contact Stephanie Sandoval for more information.


Development and Marketing

With the assistance of Center staff, the intern will assist the Development Office in marketing and development activities, including the Center’s Capital Campaign, Annual Fund, newsletter and website. This internship will give the intern valuable, real-world experience in non-profit fundraising, marketing and strategic planning.  Contact Cindy Stankowski for more information.