Paid internships

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Crow Canyon offers paid summer internships to undergraduate and graduate students in archaeology, anthropology, education, and related fields.

The application period for 2017 internships has closed. Please check back in the fall for 2018 internship information.

The following is provided for general informational purposes only.

Archaeology Internships   

  • Field 1 & 2: May 14–July 23, 2017
  • Field 3 & 4: July 16–Sept. 24, 2017
  • Laboratory 1 & 2: May 14–July 23, 2017
  • Laboratory 3 & 4: July 16–Sept. 24, 2017

Education Internships   

  • May 14–July 23, 2017

American Indian Initiatives Internships   

  • May 14–July 23, 2017


Interns are paid $9.30 per hour (five-day week, Monday through Friday).

A travel allowance (up to $350) is available to help defray travel expenses.

You may choose to live on campus (see "Intern Accommodations") at a weekly rate of $85 (lodging and meals).

Note: Interns are not eligible for the Crow Canyon benefits package. Also, Crow Canyon does not provide vehicles for personal use.

Course Credit

Crow Canyon 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.

Our Campus

View of the Crow Canyon campus and Ute Mountain

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is located on a beautiful 170-acre campus in southwest Colorado, close to Mesa Verde National Park and the town of Cortez. Read more.

Intern Accommodations

Photo of intern cabin at Crow Canyon.

The following on-campus facilities are available to interns:

  • kitchen and dining room
  • shared housing in primitive cabins (see photo above) with no electricity, water, heat, or air-conditioning; a composting toilet is available adjacent to the cabins, and a modern shower and restroom building is located a short distance away; accommodations may be shared with one other intern
  • a 15,000-square-foot building that contains research labs, specimen-processing area, temporary curation space, archives, a 5,000-volume research library focused on Southwestern archaeology and anthropology, teaching labs, gift shop, offices, seminar room, and reception area
  • networked PCs, integrated research database, and Internet connection

Crow Canyon is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.

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