Internships with NHHC Underwater Archaeology

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.

Director, Maritime History Center

U.S. Naval War College Seeks
Director, Maritime History Center
Director, US Naval War College Museum
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

The Naval War College (NWC) is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Navy.  U.S. graduates earn a Master of Arts degree in National Security & Strategic Studies or in Defense & Strategic Studies, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  The College has four main missions:  Educate and Develop Leaders; Support Defining the Future Navy and Associated Roles and Missions; Support Combat Readiness; and Strengthen Global Maritime Partnerships.  More information on the College can be found at

Maritime History Center:  The Maritime History Center (MHC) manages and directs the Naval War College’s maritime history research and sea service heritage programs throughout the College.  It serves as the central resource and contact point in matters relating to maritime history and has particular responsibility for implementing and coordinating the College’s research and writing program in this area. The MHC also provides the interface between the NWC, the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), and the NWC Museum.  The Director of the MHC simultaneously serves as the Director of the NWC Museum and falls under the Dean of Academics.  Additional support to the Center for Naval Warfare Studies, the College of Operational and Strategic Leadership, and International programs in support of the NWC’s four main missions aligns with the core purpose of the MHC and is an integral aspect of the Director’s role.  The MHC works closely with the Ernest J. King Visiting Professor of Maritime History, who serves the College as a senior academic expert in the field of maritime history.
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Closes 30 December.


Submerged Pre-Contact Archaeology Fully Funded PhD Scholarship

Flinders University’s Department of Archaeology is offering a three-year PhD scholarship for full-time research on an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded research project entitled “The Deep History of Sea Country: Climate, Sea-Level and Culture”.

This exciting project is a partnership between Flinders University, University of Western Australia, James Cook University, Curtin University, Aarhus University (Denmark) and the University of York (United Kingdom).

This project aims to investigate the records of the now-submerged Pilbara coast (50,000 to 7,000 years ago). The project integrates cultural and environmental studies and material analysis, and adapts a method from confirmed submarine middens in the SW Baltic Sea. Therefore a component of the project will also evaluate the process of submerged at known submerged deposits. The project will use marine, aerial and diver-based survey and recording techniques to investigate physical and cultural submerged landscapes. This project expects to influence heritage and environmental management and the marine heritage sector in addition to expanding the discipline of maritime archaeology in Australia to include submerged pre-contact archaeology.

The successful applicant will have relevant experience in Australian Archaeology and/or Baltic Archaeology and will be prepared to work on a project aimed at deep time and human-environment interaction. The successful applicant will have an interest in coastal hunter-gatherers and early maritime communities and will be able to work independently and as part of a larger team. The successful applicant will undertake their research within the Department of Archaeology’s Maritime Archaeology Program.

The PhD candidate will receive Principal supervision by Dr Jonathan Benjamin, with support of the project team and other internal experts at Flinders.


The scholarship includes:

  • a stipend  valued at $26,682* per annum tax free (*increased annually by consumer price index)
  • a Research Training Program Fee Offset Scholarship to cover tuition fees.

The scholarship will be awarded for a maximum of three years. Recipients may be eligible for one six month extension subject to application and consideration by the Scholarships Committee.

The project will be resourced through the field budget, providing a unique and well funded program of underwater archaeological, geoarchaeological and geophysical activities and mentorship.

Maritime Archaeology Conservator

The mission of the North Carolina Maritime Museum is to collect, preserve, research, document, and interpret the maritime history, culture, and environment of coastal North Carolina for diverse, public and specialized audiences to inspire appreciation, encourage discovery, and promote an active, responsible understanding for maritime heritage among present and future generations.

In 1996 an 18th-century shipwreck was discovered adjacent to Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina. Based on its location, date, and analysis of the artifact assemblage, the wreck is identified as the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR) (1718). The location of the site is in NC state waters; the wreck belongs to the state of North Carolina. NCR is the parent organization responsible for the management, protection, preservation and development of the Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR) Shipwreck.

This position’s working title is QAR Conservator (IMLS). The position is a two-year, time-limited, permanent position for an archaeological conservator. It is grant funded and part of an IMLS Collections Stewardship Project (MA-30-16-0501-16) for the QAR.

Job closes on 12/30/2016. You want a job? this is a good job in the field.

Maritime Archaeologist and Maritime Archaeology Outreach Officer

2 Posts at the Maritime Archaeology Trust, Closes 1 January 2017, get your material in today!

Forgotten Wrecks Archaeologist (intertidal) – this is a full-time post for 15 months starting January 2017

Forgotten Wrecks Outreach Officer – this is a part-time post (15 hours a week) for 15 months starting January 2017


State of Florida Underwater Archaeologist

Conducts and completes research as a team member of the Underwater Archeology Section. Increases the ability of the Bureau of Archaeological Research to survey, record and interpret known and unknown sites throughout the state. Conducts submerged cultural resource training programs for state land managers and law enforcement personnel. Surveys for submerged historic and prehistoric cultural resources on state owned or managed lands and within Florida’s Aquatic Preserves. Reviews Aquatic Preserves management plans.

Closes 12/16/16, Apply right now.