La Salle Archeology Project Internship

Internship Title:  La Salle Archeology Project 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 Archeology Division of the Texas Historical Commission (THC) is currently working on the analysis, curation and publication of collections recovered from the excavations of La Salle’s ship La Belle and the site of his colony on Garcitas Creek; which later became the first location of the Presidio La Bahia in the 1720s. This internship presents an opportunity for students to become familiar with standard laboratory, analysis and curation tasks associated with archeological site collections, while working with a unique assemblage of Native American, French, and Spanish colonial material culture.

Complies with all agency Internship Program Policies and Procedures.



In general, interns will be expected to assist the THC in the following tasks:

  1. Cataloguing collections
  2. Labeling and repackaging the collections in acceptable curatorial format
  3. Updating the existing La Belle and Fort St. Louis/Presidio La Bahia artifact databases
  4. Assistance with analysis and research for project publications



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



Applicants should be enrolled at an institution of higher learning in an undergraduate or graduate 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.


AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY