USGS Lost Cemetery Research

 Internship Title:  USGS Lost Cemeteries Research  

Supervising Division/Department/Site: Archeology Division

Semester Internship is Available:  Spring

Work Location Address: Remote/Virtual

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

Application Closing Date: Until Filled 

Hours/Week:  6

Travel Required:  No   


Systematically examining and comparing modern and historical maps and aerial photographs for the presence of historical cemeteries that may not be mapped on modern maps or in the THC Atlas. Online research of other resources may be necessary. Collecting online GPS coordinates. Entering data and notes into an Access database. This internship will require a reliable internet connection.

Complies with all agency Internship Program Policies and Procedures.


Receive listing of cemeteries from THC Cemetery Program. Use web-based archives to collect additional data and confirm location accuracy. Specifically, compare historical and modern USGS topographic maps to idendify cemeteries that do not appear on more recent maps. Work with Cemetery Program to update the cemeteries layer of the THC Atlas. 


Rudamentary understanding of Google Earth and other online aerial imagery providers, online archival research, the Office Suite and particularly Access, and map-reading.

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