2010 summer internship at Russell Cave


Campus to Careers is seeking an intern for its National Park Service Climate Change Internship Program at the Russell Cave National Monument, in northeast Alabama. The intern will work with archaeologist Sarah Sherwood assessing prehistoric climate conditions from soil samples.


This is a paid internship, and the successful candidate will work 10-12 weeks, beginning in May or June, and receive $12.00 per hour. Housing is provided, but the intern will pay for his/her own food and make his/her own arrangements to get to and from the National Monument.

Intern duties:

    Create interpretive presentations on analysis results comparing prehistoric climate change scenarios to current climate change conditions.
    Outline and create curriculum-based materials for presentation of findings and theories.
    Field support will involve participating in soil sample collection, photography, and detailed documentation.

Skills and Experience:

    Coursework in Earth Sciences (geology, soil science, botany would be most relevant)
    Education and/or previous volunteer or internship experience in some combination of: Education, Archaeology, Anthropology, and/or History
    Microsoft Office skills: Essential: Word and PowerPoint, Valuable: Excel, Useful but not necessary: Access

Read more about Campus to Careers internships here. Application information is online here. For more information about this internship, please write Paul Dion, Director of Internship Programs by clicking here.

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