Archaeological Intern/Research Scholar American Civil War Submarine H.L. Hunley

Clemson University’s Restoration Institute and the Warren Lasch Conservation Center are seeking to fill an intern/research scholar position to aid project archaeologists with the ongoing documentation and analysis of the American Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley.

The position will entail working with the archaeological team in the documentation of the H.L. Hunley submarine and its associated artifacts currently undergoing conservation treatment at the WLCC. The work will be focused on the hull and operational components of the submarine in conjunction with the team’s current program of deconcretion and the study of the interior of the vessel. Interns will have the opportunity to gain practical experience with photography, illustration, and archaeological data recording, as well as training in 3D digital documentation and metrology, including exposure to structured-light scanning, laser scanning, and photogrammetry systems. Interns can also expect to receive instruction in a number of relevant software packages, including CAD-based modeling, and in the integration of 3D data, provenience information, sketches, photographic records, and other archaeological data with the project site plan. This work will see direct application to the overall goals of the project, and may include opportunities for participation in research, report writing, and publication. Experience with 3D documentation, modeling, and data collection are all helpful but not required. Preference will be given to applicants with archaeological training or experience.

The position will be available beginning in May 2016 and last through August, with the possibility of extension. Stipend will be provided, but accommodation funding is not covered. The application deadline is March 15th, 2016. Please provide a Curriculum Vita, two academic/professional references, and a brief written description of why this position would be beneficial to you.

To apply, please contact:

Stéphanie A. Cretté, PhD
Director, Warren Lasch Conservation Center
Clemson University Restoration Institute
1250 Supply Street
North Charleston, SC 29405
843-730-5093 (office)