Heritage Program of the Presidio Trust maintains an ongoing Archaeology
Volunteer Internship program to support our stewardship team and provide a
unique training opportunity in historical archaeology. The number of applicants
accepted annually is dependent on the number and type of projects planned for
the year. The duration of an Archaeology Volunteer Internship is between ten and twelve months.
duties may include a combination of field work, laboratory work, collections
management, historical research, and public outreach. The position is described
in detail below. If selected, you will work and live onsite at the Presidio, a
former military post that is now a national park. The positions are
considered volunteer and successful applicants must
sign an agreement for donated services and abide by the Trust’s lodging rules. The
volunteer intern will be required to work 40 hours per week Monday - Saturday.
Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and federal holidays. Interns are
provided single occupancy dorm-style housing and a stipend of $300 every two
weeks. You must reside in the housing provided to receive the stipend. We
cannot accept non-residential interns. If you are interested in non-residential
opportunities, please visit our volunteer opportunities page.
internships are ten months long. The spring internship begins in January and
ends the same November. Deadline for
spring applications is November 1.
You will be informed of a decision by December 1.
internships are twelve months long. The summer internship begins in June and
ends the following May. Deadline for summer applications is April 1. You will be informed of a
decision by May 1.
applicants should submit an application to firstname.lastname@example.org on or
before the application deadlines (April 1 and November 1). Applications will
not be kept on file after a decision is made. If you were not accepted in one
round and still wish to be considered for the next round, you will need to
reapply. Email is preferred, but you
may also submit a paper application to:
Kari Jones, Archaeologist
San Francisco, CA 94129
The application should
Cover letter: The cover letter should provide the applicant’s contact
information, including phone number. Provide a brief explanation of your
interest in the position relative to your future educational and career goals.
The strongest applicants will be clear about what they can contribute to the
Heritage Program with specific reference to the position description. If you
have any special skills or interests, please include those.
The resume should outline the applicant’s relevant experience and include
contact information for three references familiar with the applicant’s previous
work or academic experience.
Presidio Trust will review applications received and will select some or all
for interviews to be conducted at a mutually arranged time.