Archaeological Intern

Expected Dates
June 11, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Tahoe National Forest
Position ID
Interns will work conducting archaeological inventory, site recording and documentation. Skills such as: GIS, GPS, compass use and map reading, MS Word, hiking, photography, site sketch maps, artifact sketches, a valid state drivers license  etc. are highly desirable.  Interns will be directly supervised by an archaeological technician who has worked on the district for several years and knows the district and resources well.  The elevation of the work area ranges from 3800’ to 7600’ with many slopes over 15 degrees.  Interns will learn Forest Service values and how we stress a SAFE working environment. 

The Tahoe National Forest has a rich history of mining and Native American land use.  Within an hour drive of Foresthill is Coloma the California gold discovery site. Applicants should have camping experience and the ability to live in a remote setting.  Applicants are encouraged to use the internet to research the Tahoe National Forest, Auburn and Foresthill California. 
  • Interns will be working throughout the Tahoe National Forest’s American River Ranger District. Forest Service District Office is located in Foresthill, CA, however, work will predominantly be in the regions of Sugar Pine and French Meadows reservoirs. Overnight camping may be necessary to accomplish survey in remote locations.
  • Interns will be trained to complete archaeological survey, record sites, mapping and photography. GPS training will also be offered. First Aid/CPR training will be provided. Driving back country roads, and navigating in conditions with minimal maps.
  • French Meadows Reservoir offers hiking, fishing, swimming, and boating opportunities. Interns interact with other Forest Service employees and gain an understanding what foresters, firefighters, wildlife biologists, recreation technicians do.
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Main Area of Focus
Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
some experience
Field Research
some experience
some experience
Orienteering compass skills
some experience