Urban Archeology Corps

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

UAC SAMO in Los Angeles, MRCA/NPS
UAC at Santa Monica Mountains NRA

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 Parks

UAC at Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP, SECC/NPS
UAC at Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP

UAC programs employ diverse teams across the nation to work on public lands. UAC park hosts change every year. Previous projects have taken place at:

  • Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park with Southeast Conservation Corps 
  • Colonial National Historical Park with National Council for Historic Preservation
  • Fort Frederica National Monument and Cumberland Island National Seashore with Southeast Conservation Corps
  • National Capital Parks-East, Washington, DC with Groundwork Anacostia River DC and the Greening Youth Foundation
  • Ninety-Six National Historical Site with Southeast Conservation Corps
  • Richmond National Battlefield Park with Groundwork Richmond, VA
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area with Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority

Join Us!

To apply, watch our partners' websites for position announcements:

Last updated: March 22, 2023