Marine Archeology Program Intern

Internship Title:  Marine Archeology Program Intern (2 openings)

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 State Marine Archeologist and the Marine Archeology Program is an integral part of the Archeology Division of the Texas Historical Commission (THC). The State Marine Archeologist is responsible for the protection, preservation, and investigation of historic shipwrecks and other submerged sites in all state-owned waters of Texas. As part of this work, the Marine Archeology Program maintains an ever increasing inventory of these wrecks, investigates known wrecks, and reviews development projects in state waters for possible impact to historic shipwrecks. This internship presents an opportunity for students to become familiar with the duties associated with THC's Marine Archeology Program by assisting as necessary with day to day activities.

Complies with all agency Internship Program Policies and Procedures.



In general, interns will be expected to assist the State Marine Archeologist in the following tasks:

1.  Recording and updating shipwreck data in a GIS-based database

2.  Updating site information contained on Atlas through site revisit forms and new site forms.

3.  Assist in background research for project reviews and ongoing report write-ups.




Coursework or prior experience with an emphasis on marine archeology in an archeological field or laboratory setting is preferred, though not required. Familiarity with GIS software is a preferred, though not required.



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. Applications will be accepted from currently-enrolled college students who are sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students. Recent graduates with a bachelor seeking or have applied to a masters program may also apply. 


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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