Internships

Apply for any of the internships listed below by sending your CV (with experience relevant to the position) and cover letter to info@secar.org

Internship Position: Public Archaeologist
Term: 3-6 months (June-September, September-December)
Minimal Qualifications: BA/BS in Anthropology / Archaeology / History
Description: Conduct public outreach activities that promote community awareness of the history and archaeology of St. Eustatius. Interns will learn the history and archaeological sites and monuments of the island in order to lead historical tours for residents, local schools, tourists, and governmental officials. They are expected be current with the latest SECAR projects and understand what archaeology and historically related research has been completed on St. Eustatius. The intern will also organize lectures, site tours, and historical/archaeological related informational meetings to promote public understanding.

Internship Position: Cultural Anthropologist / Oral Historian

Term: 3-6 months (June-September, September-December)
Minimal Qualifications: BA/BS in Cultural Anthropology, experience with recording African culture and/or documenting slave history.
Description: This project is intended to explore and document the remnants of the slavery culture on St. Eustatius by surveying the community, recording local stories, oral histories, music, dance, language, food, and other aspects of cultural characteristics. Also, the intern will produce a clear and succinct report of their findings that provides information that will be relevant to future researchers and sustains the protection of this fading culture.

Internship Position: Artifact Preservation / Database entry
Term: 3-6 months (June-September, September-December, & January-April)
Minimal Qualifications: BA/BS in Anthropology/Archaeology/Museum Studies
Description: The intern will oversee the cleaning, organizing, photographing, cataloguing, and curation of the SECAR in-house artifact collections. Other duties include helping set up local and traveling exhibits for museums and other research centers, reconstructing ceramics, glass, and other fragmented artifacts, and maintaining and organizing digital files associated with the artifact database. For more information on this internship, visit the artifact conservation section.