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Arctic Studies Center Internship Program

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The Alaska Office of the Arctic Studies Center, National Museum of Natural History, is accepting applications for archaeology and anthropology internship positions for the “Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska” exhibition at the Anchorage Museum. At the Arctic Studies Center, Native peoples, scholars and museum associates work together on a broad range of collaborative research, exhibitions and education programs. Internships will be mentor guided learning opportunities.

The types of internship projects available for 2014 are:

1. Public Programs: assist in organizing, presenting and documenting public programs including Alaska Native community workshops, gallery presentations, and Native artist events (as scheduled). Available in the spring and fall to juniors, seniors, and graduate students only. Experience and coursework in anthropology and indigenous cultures required. Experience working with digital media required.

2. Documentary Film: create short topical video documentaries or short language education videos. Available in the spring, summer and fall to graduate students only. Experience in video production and editing required. Proficiency in Final Cut Pro required.

3. Education: create educational materials and programming for the Living Our Cultures exhibition. Available in the spring, summer, and fall to juniors, seniors, and graduate students only. Experience and coursework in education and Indigenous cultures required.

4. Archaeological Lab: conduct analysis of archaeological and oral historical fieldwork in coastal southern Alaska. Available in the spring and fall to juniors, seniors, and graduate students only. Experience in archaeological fieldwork and GIS or Surfer maps program experience preferred.

Applications for all internships should be sent to the contact below and include a CV and cover letter, stating the position and dates you are applying for.

Areas of Study: Public programs, documentary film, education, archaeological research

Contact Person: Dawn Biddison

Contact Email: BiddisonD@si.edu

Opportunity Websitehttp://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/html/about_internship.html

Term: Varies

Deadline: Accepted year around (unless applying for funding through Office of Fellowships and Internships, then those deadlines apply)

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