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Internships - Vacancy Announcement

Archaeology Collections Intern

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Job ID: 3012845
Closing Date: April 17, 2019
Location: Bismarck, ND
Salary: $16-18 hourly
Status:Full-time, temporary

Rate of Pay: $16/hr undergraduate student, $18/hr graduate student

Posting is for two full-time, temporary, paid internships.

Duration is for 3 months/500 hours. Flexible start/end dates. All hours must be completed between May 15, 2019 and September 15, 2019

Summary of Work
The intern will assist archaeology collections staff in processing federal collections. This will include re-housing older collections in archival materials, cataloging pre-contact and historic artifacts, creating new artifact records, and digitizing object and paper collections. The intern will have opportunities to work on a variety of other collections-related tasks.

Internship Benefits
The intern will be mentored on an ongoing basis by professional archaeologists. The intern will have opportunities to work with the public, participate in educational programming, and interact with individuals from other agencies and local organizations. The intern will become proficient in the use of Rediscovery software. Some internship responsibilities can be tailored to meet the specific interests of the applicant (i.e., photography, stone tools, etc.)

Duties and Tasks
The intern will re-house archaeological collections according to federal curation standards. The intern will make recommendations for housing sensitive or fragile items, and will maintain all provenience information on bags/boxes. The intern will photograph diagnostic artifacts and attach digital photos to artifact records. The intern will use Rediscovery software to create, update, organize, and query artifact records. The intern will organize and archive project records. Additionally, the intern will assist collections staff with lab/collections tours, environmental monitoring, and the lab volunteer program.

Student Requirements
Applicant must be a student in History, Anthropology, American Indian Studies, or related field.
Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
Must be a current full-time or 3/4 time student for the semester/quarter following the internship
Must be at least of junior standing by the beginning of the internship (and)
Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
All interns are responsible for their own housing.

Application Procedures
All applications for open State Historical Society of North Dakota positions must be made via the State of North Dakota Careers site. Paper submissions are not accepted.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Application materials should include information that directly addresses how the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and summary of work. Applicants will be scored by their responses to the questionnaire questions - please do not put "see resume".

Applicants are screened based on questionnaire score, qualifications, successful completion of the interview process, and a background and criminal investigation.

Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application please contact Erica Houn: E-mail: phone: (701) 328-2327, fax: (701) 328-3710. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the Application Process or uploading attachments please contact or (701) 328-3290.

Anyone needing more information on the position please contact Wendi Murray at or (701) 328-3506.

Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must attach Form DD214 (must show character of discharge). Claims for disabled veteran's preference must attach a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran's Affairs Office with the application for employment.

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The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency is subject to the confidentiality and public disclosure requirements of N.D.C.C. 44-04-18.27. Please be advised that your application and any records related to the application may be an open record subject to public disclosure.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

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