Support your San Diego Archaeological Center on November 29, 2022, for #GivingTuesday. We need your gift today to train the archaeologists of tomorrow. Help us raise $5,000 in just 24 hours to purchase technology for our interns.
Why Is Our Internship Program Important?
Our internship program provides students with real-world training for careers in archaeology and related fields. Each intern completes at least 100 hours and creates a blog, video, or project to share their work with the public.
- Collections Management interns identify thousands of artifacts common to the San Diego region and become proficient in laboratory procedures while preparing archaeological collections for curation.
- Library Science interns arrange and catalog materials in the Center’s library while learning archival procedures and preventative conservation.
- Public Archaeology interns use the Center’s archaeological collections to design programs or museum exhibits.
Interning at the San Diego Archaeological Center has been the best experience and has opened up so many new and exciting opportunities for me. Everyone at the Center is there to help you learn and gain hands-on experience that can help further a career in the field of archaeology. I am so thankful for my time at the C henter and all it has helped me accomplish in a small span of time. – Alysa Ransom, Collections Management Intern
My internship experience over the last year at the San Diego Archaeological Center has been an invaluable one to my academic goals, and one that I would never have received at the University alone. The experience I gained under Vanessa, Danté, and Stephanie has definitely changed the way I view archaeological education of the public and has given me a tool set to better benefit my career in Archaeological outreach going forward. This was the best opportunity I could have taken, and I would highly recommend it to others. – Adam Niesley, Public Archaeology Intern
What Am I Supporting?
Earlier this year, Public Archaeology Coordinator Vanessa Chappins introduced a training module that reinforces these in-person projects with virtual lessons. This new component of the internship allows us to accommodate more interns, especially in the Collections Department. Next year, we would like to add video content to clarify Collections and Library procedures.
Your support can help us purchase the equipment needed to add video content to our internship training as well as equipment that interns can use at the Center.
- $25 can fund a phone tripod for filming videos for intern training
- $50 can fund a green screen for filming videos for intern training
- $100 can fund a document camera for Collections interns to show artifacts in video projects
- $500 can fund a laptop for Public Archaeology interns to design and deliver virtual programs
- $1,000 can fund a document scanner for Library interns to digitize reports
Other Ways to Give
- Mail your donation to the San Diego Archaeological Center.
- Call us at 760-291-0370 and we can process your debit/credit card payment.
- Many employers will match gifts for employees, employees’ spouses, or retired employees. A corporate matching gift means that $100 becomes $200, $1,000 becomes $2,000, and so forth. Please contact your employer to see if your gift qualifies.