Applications are currently being accepted for the Bishop Museum Anthropology Department Internship Program to be held in conjunction with the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa’s Summer Session 2, which will take place between July 7 and August 14, 2014. Twenty hours of work per week over a total of 6 weeks will be required to complete the internship’s 120-hour requirement.
The program will be conducted with a focus on collections-based archaeological research and the management of the museum’s archaeology collections. Each intern’s tasks will be assigned with a view toward both providing a variety of learning opportunities while also helping the Anthropology Department staff complete tasks that are important to the functioning of the department. We currently have several ongoing projects that interns will work on, including the inventorying and analysis of selected curated collections as part of the Ho‘omaka Hou Research Initiative, large-scale digitization efforts associated with the online Hawaiian Archaeological Survey (HAS) database, general collections organization and maintenance tasks, an integrated pest management (IPM) program, and others. All interns are encouraged to write at least one guest blog for our Anthropology Department blog as a way to contribute to our public education and outreach efforts.
Students who will be most interested in the program will be students who are looking to build their resumes for a career or for future graduate work in archaeology or museum studies. The work completed at the Museum will help students to advance their computer skills, as data entry will be an important component of the program, as well as their artifact recognition and handling skills. The program is intended to provide a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at the analysis and curation of archaeology collections in Hawai‘i.
Academic credit is available for students who qualify! Space is limited, so please contact us as soon as possible for an application. Completed applications must be received by Friday, March 7, 2014. For additional information on the program and how to apply, please contact Mara Mulrooney, Assistant Anthropologist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.