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About Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Founded over 20 years ago, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the human past through research and education. Researchers at the center use findings from the archaeology of the Mesa Verde region (American Southwest) to educate the public.

Research positions are available as field interns, laboratory interns and zooarchaeological interns. Tasks include excavating and recording, writing, drawing, photographing, analyzing artifacts, instructing participants, conducting tours and developing curricula.


Advanced undergraduate or graduate work in archaeology, anthropology, museum studies, education or a related field is required, as is a minimum of four weeks laboratory or archaeology field experience for the lab internship. Candidates must be able to work in a team, instruct lay persons and perform technical work.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
Internship Program/HR Office
23390 Road K
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: (970) 565-8975


Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Stipend
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Denver, CO