The American Institute for Roman Culture will offer one unpaid intern position as part of its 2013 Summer Archaeological Field School in Ostia Antica outside of Rome.
The ideal applicant (1) is a veteran of a previous AIRC Summer Archaeological Field School or (2) has at least one season of experience at a Roman-period archaeological site in Italy.
Applications that do not meet these criteria will be considered, but such applications should demonstrate significant compensatory education, experience, or training.
Monday, June 10 to Friday, July 21. In order to be considered for an intern position, applicants MUST be available for the ENTIRE period (6 weeks). The ability to be available before the start of the program (on or before Friday, June 7), to help AIRC staff and faculty prepare for the start of the program, is an advantage.
Descriptions and Responsibilities/Duties
Assistant to the Artifact Specialist: this intern will assist the project’s artifact specialist in all aspects of managing the material remains recovered from the site, including washing and cleaning, sorting, labeling, data recording and cataloguing, classification and analysis, visual documentation, and storage. This intern will be expected to supervise and train the field-school participants in the handling of artifacts on an occasional basis.
Specific experience with artifact management is an advantage but not a requirement; some on-the-job instruction will be provided.
The intern will be expected to assist AIRC faculty during the first week’s mini-topography course and to perform occasional urgent project-related duties that will be assigned by AIRC staff and faculty as needed during the course of the program (e.g., transporting documents and materials between Rome and Ostia).
When not actively engaged in his/her primary duties, the intern will be expected to participate in the ongoing activities at the Ostia site, including excavation, documentation, and conservation work.
The intern will work under the supervision of the coordinator of the Summer Archaeological Field School (Alberto Prieto) and report directly to him, AIRC Executive Director Darius Arya, and AIRC Programs Director Shelley Ruelle.
AIRC will cover the following costs for the intern position:
Successful applicants must provide for all other meals, transportation costs, and other expenses. AIRC will NOT provide accommodation in Rome; successful applicants must arrange their own lodgings. AIRC can provide limited assistance in searching for lodgings online. Alternatively, housing can be arranged through ACCENT International with the Summer Archaeological Field School participants, in which case successful applicants must be able to pay the student housing fee assessed by ACCENT.
The application consists of:
The application materials must be submitted to AIRC's Associate Director of Archaeology, Alberto Prieto: albert at romanculture.org.
Applications must be received by March 30, 2013. Notifications will be sent by April 5, and successful applicants must respond by April 12.