Archaeological Research Institute

Youth Education 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 Youth Education Intern assists with all aspects of ARI educational programming for K-12 students and will grow their skills in engagement and youth management. The intern will lead 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 in the Learning Center and at the Guard Site. The intern will be in a public-facing position and will require good decision-making and communication skills. The Intern will have flexibility in creating programming and ensuring that the key learning objectives of ARI are being communicated. 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 archaeology, education, geology, or a related field.

Intern Essential Tasks:

  • Lead hikes, tours, and programming
  • Creates supportive and engaging environments
  • Establishing and communicating clear objectives
  • Public engagement
  • Keep records of programming


  • 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
  • Willing to learn about new ideas and topics within the field of archaeology
  • Experience with Scouts of America or Girl Scouts a plus, but not required
  • 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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