Internships

ARI (Archaeological Research Institute) internships offer a wide array of learning opportunities and hands-on, practical experiences in Archaeology, Non-profit Operations, Marketing, Resource Development, and Education. These positions are unpaid but include a host of benefits and could lead to other positions with us!

Benefits Include: 

  • Free Field & Lab Access
  • ARI Event Tickets
  • One-on-one success plans
  • Professional development
  • Networking Events
  • Internship Swag Bag

Eligible candidates considering an internship are defined as individuals who meet one or more of the following criteria: 

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student
  • Currently enrolled as a graduate student
  • Have graduated within the past year

The typical time commitment for internships is 10 weeks (about 2 and a half months), unless indicated otherwise in the position description. 

General internship terms are as follows:

    • Summer – June through August 
    • Fall – September through November 
    • Spring– March through May

Internships start and end dates, and hours vary depending on assignment. Please see internship descriptions for specifics. 

Youth Education Internship

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…

Educational Programming Internship

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…

Public Archaeology Internship

The Public Archaeology Intern is an entry level internship designed to provide valuable experience in the field of archaeology. This includes participating in public interaction/education in the lab in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Interns will work closely with the ARI staff, receiving an interactive learning experience and on-the-job training.

Digital Marketing Internship

The Digital Marketing Intern aids in all aspects of ARI’s digital marketing activities and will gain insight into the broad range of tasks that support the management non-profit marketing. The Intern will assist in activities related to content development, social media management, online fundraising, community engagement, data entry and reporting, event planning, advertising and management.…

Resource Development Internship

The Resource Development Intern aids in all aspects of ARI’s resource development activities and will gain insight into the broad range of tasks that support resource development for a non-profit organization. The Intern will assist in activities related to donor management, campaign development, fundraising and grant writing, community engagement, data entry and reporting, program creation,…

Non-Profit Operations Internship

The Non-profit Operations Intern aids in all aspects of ARI’s administrative activities and will gain insight into the broad range of tasks that support the management of a small non-profit organization. The Intern will assist in activities related to program management, volunteer management, fundraising and grant writing, community engagement, data entry and reporting, program creation,…

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT:

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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