Looking for a different kind of job?
Join the Urban Archeology Corps, a national program where young people age 15-26 conduct a range of archeological tasks to learn about urban national parks and their surrounding communities, the diverse histories and resources that make these places special, and public service and NPS employment.
Team projects may include historical research, interpretation, excavation, and public outreach. Participants help build bridges between parks and communities.
All this stuff was around here, it's just like I feel like enlightened in the process, it's more than just a job, it's like an eye-opening experience. UAC team member, NACE, 2015
Goals of the UAC
Each Urban Archeology Corps program:
- Employs diverse youth for archeological projects in urban national parks
- Uses archeology as vehicle for civic engagement to increase stewardship of national parks and their communities
- Increases the visibility of archeology and the National Park Service as career options
UAC Locations and Partners
UAC programs employ diverse teams across the nation to work on public lands. Partner organizations recruit the participants from communities surrounding urban national parks. Contact them directly to learn how to apply.
UAC programs have taken place at:
- Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park and Ninety-Six National Historical Site with Southeast Conservation Corps
- National Capital Parks-East, Washington, DC with Groundwork Anacostia River DC and the Greening Youth Foundation
- Richmond National Battlefield Park with Groundwork Richmond, VA
- Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area with Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
Want to get involved? The NPS and its partners are looking for team members and archeologists to lead teams.
For more information about the Urban Archeology Corps, and to get one started in your city, contact Teresa Moyer at teresa_moyer[at]nps.gov .
Last updated: August 14, 2019