Archaeological Research Institute

Educational Programming Internship

Work Hours

10-15 hours per week, flexible schedule within organization hours of operation (9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Tuesday-Saturday); some evening/weekends required based on events


Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Travel to locations within the tri-state area may be required occasionally.


Executive Director and Public Education and Outreach Coordinator

Job Description:

The Educational Programming Intern assists with all aspects of ARI educational programming and will grow their skills in curriculum development and collaboration between multiple stakeholders in a non-profit research organization. The intern will assist with tasks such as program preparation, set-up, and execution; interacting with ARI guests, staff, and volunteers in a positive and friendly manner; assisting at the excavation site with guided tours and educational events; and leading various activities in the Learning Center and at the Guard Site. The intern will also collaborate with the Public Education and Outreach Coordinator in developing appropriate curriculum for various programs, attending meetings to design and manage programming, and creating written materials to assist with educational programs and the marketing of those programs. The Intern will attend Internship Cohort Meetings for the purpose of connecting with fellow Interns for additional education and development. All Interns are expected to conduct themselves according to the standards expected of 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:

  • Curriculum Preparation
  • Data management and record keeping
  • Record and assess program success
  • Identify areas for modification in programming
  • Public engagement
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives


  • 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 with proficiencies in:
    • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
    • Canva
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Willing to learn new things and take on new tasks
  • Ability to accurately document and complete paperwork and assignments by their respective due dates
  • Committed to ARI Inc’s mission and values, including the value and importance of educating the public


The Archaeological Research Institute (ARI) recognizes that the land we study and steward is the homeland of many peoples. We acknowledge the myaamia (Miami), Shawanwa (Shawnee), Peewaalia (Peoria), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) and the multitude of nations who call this their homelands.  

ARI recognizes the violence inflicted upon the indigenous Nations of the Ohio Valley, including their forced removal following treaties such as Fort Finney and Greenville. ARI condemns the intentional destruction of their languages and cultures. ARI condemns the continuous discrimination against the living Native peoples throughout the United States.  

ARI recognizes that these peoples are not of the past, but are vibrant living nations. ARI recognizes that Native Americans are a diverse, resilient people with a deep enduring history worth knowing.  In that light ARI extends our respect to all Native peoples both past and present.  

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