Internships with NHHC Underwater Archaeology
The Naval History and Heritage Command’s Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) is responsible for the management, research, preservation, and interpretation of the US Navy’s sunken military craft. The Navy oversees one of the largest collections of submerged cultural resources, which includes over 2,500 shipwrecks and 14,000 aircraft wrecks dispersed globally. The UAB was established to manage these sites and to advise NHHC and the Department of the Navy on all matters related to the science of underwater archaeology and historic preservation as it pertains to military ship and aircraft wreck sites.
An important objective for NHHC is public outreach and education, which the UAB accomplishes by disseminating information, issuing publications, developing education materials, and providing lectures to the Navy and the general public on underwater archaeology, conservation, history, and cultural resources management policy. We also offer internships for undergraduate and graduate students! Learn about the NHHC internship program.
We actively seek eager students wanting to learn about the maritime archaeology field to gain real world experience working in a federal archaeological program. Interns gain experience with policy, ship, aircraft and cultural resource management research, conservation and public outreach issues.
We are currently accepting intern applications for the Spring and Summer 2017. There is no set length for an internship. Spring applicants apply now to start in mid February or March!
Duration: The minimum period with our branch is six weeks full time or part time (part time is min. 18 hrs per week). Internships can last an academic quarter or semester, during which time a student may serve on either a full or part-time basis.
Expenses: The Naval History and Heritage Command provides no salaries or other stipends to interns.
How to Apply: Visit our website to apply NHHC internship program
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.