Collections Manager & CFCP Assistant Internship

Internship Title:  Collections Manager & CFCP Internship (1 opening)

Supervising Division/Department/Site: Archeology Division

Semester Internship is Available:  Fall/Spring/Summer

Work Location Address: 1511 Colorado St. Austin, TX 78701

Duration: To be determined (Can be semester based or as needed for project)

Application Closing Date: Until Filled

Hours/Week:  To be Determined

Travel Required:  No   



The successful applicant will assist the THC Archeology Division’s Collections Manager and Curatorial Facilities Certification Program Coordinator with the curation of artifacts, records, and reports associated with both the research and regulatory activities of the Archeology Division. The Archeology Division currently has over 300 site collections from across the state representing a broad array of historic and prehistoric sites. Currently the collections are in the process of being analyzed, catalogued, repackaged, and prepared for final curation at the THC or other certified regional curatorial facilities. In addition, this internship involves assisting in the compilation of recent archeological reports generated through the State and Federal review process. This internship presents an opportunity for students to become familiar with standard laboratory and curation tasks associated with archeological site collections, develop a familiarity with prehistoric and historic artifact types found at archeological sites in Texas, and obtain an overview of the types of cultural resource management archeological projects currently being conducted across the state.

Complies with all agency Internship Program Policies and Procedures.



In general, interns will be expected to assist the Archeology Division Collections Manager in the following tasks:

  1. Cleaning and sorting unanalyzed collections
  2. Cataloguing collections and reports
  3. Labeling and repackaging the collections in acceptable curatorial format
  4. Preparing site archeological site forms
  5. Preparing final curation documentation
  6. Assisting in analysis and publication of results
  7. Data entry in Access or Excel formats



Coursework or prior experience in an archeological field or laboratory setting is preferred, though not required. Applicants should be familiar with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel.



Applicants should be enrolled at an institution of higher learning in an undergraduate anthropology degree program, or closely related field such as history or museum studies.


REMARKS (Application procedure, Special requirements): Applications must be submitted on the Texas Historical Commission’s Internship Application available on the web at Please e-mail applications to  A resume and current transcript must be submitted with your application.  Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of applications.  Applications will be reviewed, and top applicants will be contacted for interviews.  After a qualified person has been chosen for the specified internship, letters will be mailed to all interviewed applicants letting them know that the position has been filled. Disability access for application submission, testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice.


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