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ARI Internship Program

The internships provided by ARI (Archaeological Research Institute) present a diverse range of learning prospects and practical, hands-on experiences in the fields of Archaeology, Non-profit Operations, Marketing, Resource Development, and Education. While these positions are currently unpaid, they come with numerous benefits and have the potential to lead to future opportunities within our organization.

Benefits Include: 

  • Complimentary Field and Lab Access
  • Tickets to ARI Events
  • Personalized One-on-One Success Plans
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Networking Events
  • Internship Swag Bag

Individuals who meet any of the following criteria are considered eligible candidates for an internship:

  1. Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student.
  2. Currently enrolled as a graduate student.
  3. Have graduated within the past year.


Unless specified differently in the position description, internships generally require a time commitment of 10 weeks, which is approximately 2 and a half months.

The general terms for internships are outlined below:

  • Summer Internships: Typically held from June to August.
  • Fall Internships: Usually scheduled from October to December.
  • Spring Internships: Generally taking place from March to May.

The start and end dates, as well as the hours of internships, may vary depending on the specific assignment. Please refer to the internship descriptions for more detailed information.

Youth Education Internship

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…

Educational Programming Internship

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,…

Public Archaeology Internship

The Public Archaeology Internship offers an entry-level opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of archaeology. This includes engaging in public interaction and education at the lab in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Interns will closely collaborate with ARI staff, providing an interactive learning experience and on-the-job training.

Digital Marketing Internship

As a Digital Marketing Intern at ARI, you will be involved in various aspects of the organization's digital marketing activities. This internship will provide you with valuable insights into the wide range of tasks that support nonprofit marketing management. Your responsibilities will include assisting with content development, social media management, online fundraising, community engagement, data…

Resource Development Internship

As a Resource Development Intern at ARI, you will contribute to various aspects of resource development for a non-profit organization. This internship will provide valuable insights into the wide range of tasks involved in supporting resource development. Your responsibilities will include assisting with donor management, campaign development, fundraising and grant writing, community engagement, data entry…

Non-Profit Operations Internship

The Non-profit Operations Intern will assist in various administrative activities at ARI, gaining valuable insight into the management of a small non-profit organization. The intern will support program management, volunteer management, fundraising and grant writing, community engagement, data entry and reporting, program creation, program evaluation, and marketing. Additionally, the intern will have the opportunity to…

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