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Archaeological Research Institute

Youth Education Internship

Work Hours

  • Part-time: 10-15 hours per week
  • Flexible schedule within organization hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday
  • Some evening/weekend availability required based on events


Lawrenceburg, Indiana, with occasional travel to locations within the tri-state area.


  • Executive Director
  • Public Education and Outreach Coordinator

Internship Description: 

The Youth Education Intern plays a vital role in ARI’s educational programming for K-12 students. This position offers opportunities to enhance skills in engagement and youth management. The intern will take charge of leading programs, designing activities to foster participant involvement in archaeology, providing assistance at excavation sites for guided tours and educational events, and facilitating various activities at the Learning Center and Guard Site. As a public-facing role, effective decision-making and communication skills are essential. The intern will have the flexibility to create programming while ensuring the communication of ARI’s key learning objectives. Adherence to ARI Inc’s Employee Handbook is expected, with interns upholding the same standards as volunteers, staff, and affiliates. This internship is ideal for individuals pursuing careers in archaeology, education, geology, or related fields.

Intern Essential Tasks:

  • Lead hikes, tours, and programming
  • Foster supportive and engaging environments
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives
  • Engage with the public
  • Maintain 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, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Canva
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to learn about new ideas and topics within the field of archaeology
  • Experience with Scouts of America or Girl Scouts is a plus, but not required
  • Commitment to ARI Inc’s mission and values, including the value and importance of public education

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