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Archaeological Research Institute

Educational Programming Internship

Work Hours

The position requires a commitment of 10-15 hours per week with a flexible schedule within the organization’s hours of operation (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday). There may be occasional evening and weekend work based on events.


The position is based in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. However, occasional travel to locations within the tri-state area may be required.


The intern will report to both the Executive Director and the Public Education and Outreach Coordinator.

Internship Description

As an Educational Programming Intern, you will play a crucial role in assisting with all aspects of ARI’s educational programming. This internship offers an opportunity to develop your skills in curriculum development and collaboration within a non-profit research organization. Your responsibilities will include program preparation, set-up, and execution. You will interact with ARI guests, staff, and volunteers in a positive and friendly manner. Additionally, you will assist at the excavation site with guided tours and educational events, as well as lead various activities in the Learning Center and at the Guard Site. You will collaborate with the Public Education and Outreach Coordinator to develop appropriate curriculum for various programs. This involves attending meetings to design and manage programming, as well as creating written materials to support educational programs and their marketing. You will also participate in Internship Cohort Meetings to connect with fellow interns for additional education and development. Throughout your internship, you are expected to adhere to the standards set for all volunteers, staff, and affiliates as outlined in ARI Inc’s Employee Handbook. This internship is designed for individuals pursuing a career in education, archaeology, geology, or a related field.

Intern Essential Tasks

  • Prepare curriculum materials
  • Manage and organize data and records
  • Monitor and evaluate program success
  • Identify areas for improvement in programming
  • Engage with the public
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives


To be eligible for this internship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled at an accredited college or university
  • 18 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Canva
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Willingness to learn and take on new tasks
  • Ability to accurately document and complete paperwork and assignments by their respective due dates
  • Strong commitment to ARI Inc’s mission and values, with a particular emphasis on the importance of public education.

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