Americorps Volunteers

AmeriCorps Volunteer Opportunities with the Archaeological Research Institute provide individuals with unique experiences to engage in meaningful volunteer work in the field of public archaeology. As an ARI AmeriCorps volunteer, you will have the opportunity to contribute to important archaeological research and land stewardship projects while receiving a living stipend and education award for your service. By serving as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with ARI, you will gain valuable experience in the field of public archaeology, contribute to ongoing research projects, and make a positive impact on cultural heritage preservation. This opportunity allows you to combine your passion for archaeology and land stewardship with service to the community.

By participating as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with the Archaeological Research Institute, you will gain valuable experience in the field of archaeology, contribute to ongoing research projects, and make a positive impact on cultural heritage preservation. This opportunity allows you to combine your passion for archaeology with service to the community.

To apply for a position, please follow these steps:

  1. Review available positions below. Consider which role aligns with your skills, qualifications, and  educational and career goals.

  2. Prepare & submit your application online.

  3. Interview selection: If your application stands out and you meet the initial criteria, you may be selected for an interview. ARI will reach out to you through email or phone to schedule a suitable time for the interview.

ARI AmeriCorps Service Opportunities

The ARI AmeriCorps Service Opportunities experience is a three to six month experience for motivated students seeking project-based experience in archaeology, non-profit operations, marketing, and/or education and programming. 

Summer Archaeologist

Summer Archaeologist positions are a three-month, paid, position for motivated students seeking additional preparation for anthropology-oriented undergrad or graduate programs and/or careers.

Day Camp Counselor

Camp Counselor positions are three-month, paid, positions for motivated students seeking additional experience in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, education, and working with the public. ARI hosts a variety of week-long day camps for students' grades kindergarten through 12th grade and adults. Each camp covers a variety of topics related to archaeology including excavation, lab…

Summer Education Program Assistant

The Summer Education Program Assistant (SEPA) supports all aspects of ARI educational programming for K-12 students and will grow their skills in engagement and youth management. The duties include leading programming; plan activities to engage participants in archaeology; assist at the excavation site with guided tours and educational events; and assist in leading various activities…

Public Archaeologist

The ARI Public Archaeologist Program has been designed to help recently graduated students advance their skills in archaeology and prepare them for graduate archaeology and anthropology programs. This program is designed for motivated students who have a bachelor’s degree (in archaeology, anthropology, or a related field) and who are seeking additional preparation for anthropology-oriented graduate…

More Americorps Volunteer Opportunities Coming Soon!

Check back in the fall to explore future volunteer opportunities.