Cultural Resources Intern Archeology Ethnography History

Cultural Resources Intern (Archeology/Ethnography/History) Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park System, is looking for interns to contribute to the preservation and management of cultural resources.

Major Duties:

  • Organizes existing cultural resource items, including artifacts, records, oral histories, and bibliographies.
  • Participates in cultural resource surveys and archeological site documentation, mapping, and condition assessments.
  • Transcribes interview tapes for studies about contemporary ethnography of the Chumash and Tongva Native American Indians and/or local history
  • Researches specific sites, structures, objects or people related to the Santa Monica Mountains.


  • Intern must be a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • College student or recent graduate with a background in Anthropology, Geography, History, or Native American Studies.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Good oral and written communication skills and ability to follow directions.
  • Knowledge and interest in local archeology, ethnography, and/or history.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Must have own transportation to and from worksite. Government vehicles are available for intern use within the scope of their internship.

Project Possibilities:

  • May participate in directed field work experience, such as archeology, ethnography, and history.
  • May conduct analysis of prehistoric and/or historic artifacts in park and other archeological collections.
  • May assist with historic research involving off-site library research.
  • Consult with local agencies, libraries, universities, and other organizations.

Work Site and Conditions:

  • Work is somewhat sedentary in an office environment.
  • Occasional work in outdoor field situations involves driving, walking, and moderate activity.
  • An internship of 12 weeks full time on weekdays is preferred. Part time internships for a longer period of time can be arranged.
  • Fingerprint and/or background check may be required.

How to Apply

To apply, submit the following documents via email to

  • Letter of intent (include how the position will benefit your career, the dates you are available, whether you need housing, your understanding that this internship is unpaid, except for the stipend, and that you have your own vehicle for transportation to and from work)
  • Resume
  • Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable)
  • Three references
For additional questions contact

Last updated: November 14, 2019

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