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The application period for the 2013 education internship has closed. This page is provided for general informational purposes only.
Please check back later this fall for information on 2014 internships.
Crow Canyon Education
The Crow Canyon education department uses experiential education methods to engage learners of all ages in an inclusive and dynamic study of the human past. The staff works toward this goal by teaching about past and present cultures of the Southwest, investigating student learning, and communicating the Center's educational methods and theories to others. The work of the department is guided by a respect for, and is conducted in collaboration with, American Indians. Archaeology, education, and applied anthropology provide the academic foundation for Crow Canyon programs.
Crow Canyon's innovative education programs not only provide instruction in archaeology, but also involve the lay public in the actual research process. This firsthand approach increases awareness of, and appreciation for, our rich cultural heritage, while providing broad-based support for archaeological research and preservation. Through Crow Canyon's programs, students of all ages gain an understanding of culture, American Indian history, archaeological research, human interaction with the environment, and the importance of cultural resource preservation.
Full-time educators at Crow Canyon have academic and professional backgrounds in education, archaeology, anthropology, and museum studies. The staff collaborates with archaeologists and American Indians to develop educational programs that engage both children and adults. Curricula and lesson plans emphasize an experiential approach to learning and draw upon the results of Crow Canyon's archaeological research into the ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi) Indians of the Mesa Verde region. In such an environment, education interns have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in working with, and learning from, a wide variety of people.
Principles that Guide Our Work
What Do Education Interns Do?
Education interns will gain experience in some or all of the following areas:
Course Work and Skills Required
Applicants should meet the following requirements:
Crow Canyon's 170-acre campus is located in southwestern Colorado, near Mesa Verde National Park and the town of Cortez. Wooded hillsides overlook a grassy meadow, complete with a running stream and small pond. From the porch of the lodge, you can enjoy a spectacular view of both Mesa Verde and the La Plata Mountains.
The following on-campus facilities are available to interns:
Interns are paid $8.00 per hour. A travel allowance (up to $350) is available to help defray travel expenses. You may choose to live on campus (see description of accommodations, above) at a weekly rate of $45 for lodging and meals (when available) in our dining room.
Interns work a five-day week, Monday through Friday. Interns are not eligible for the Crow Canyon benefits package. Crow Canyon does not provide vehicles for personal use.
The Center does not offer course credit for internships, but will gladly certify work/study performed and provide evaluations if students wish to arrange for credit through another institution.
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