Archaeologist – BLM Direct – Bishop, CA

Position Type: BLM Direct Hire 11 week internship

Open until: February 28, 2018

Wage: 13.50

Location: Bishop, CA (BLM Field Office)

Start Date:  June 3, 2018

End Date:  August 18, 2018

Related degrees:  Anthropology, Archeology

Position Description: This Bishop Field Office DHA intern position will be the project coordinator and primary point of contact for the 2018 Tribal Youth Archaeological Field School, which is scheduled to begin in mid-June 2018. The intern will be responsible for the coordination, organization, logistics, and leadership of training for the Tribal Youth Field School. The intern will serve as liaison between the Bishop Field Office and the participating tribal entities. While the bulk of responsibilities will focus on organization and logistics, the intern will also serve as the primary source of archaeological expertise and mentoring for the field school participants. The field school will feature archaeological experts from several different but related fields, whom will serve as instructors for specific modules of the course. The DHA intern will provide the continuity between the varied instructors in the course of their daily activities.

The DHA Intern will serve as the primary point of contact for the 2018 Tribal Youth Archaeological Field School. Extensive interaction with many different internal and external stakeholders is expected. These entities include the local tribal governments, BLM field office specialists, academic and commercial archaeologists, BLM permittees, and members of the Bishop Field Office public site stewardship program.

Related Skills/Experience: Junior, senior, or graduate of archeology or anthropology degree



  1. Be at least 18 years old at the start of the project.
  2. Be a U.S. citizen (by birth or naturalization) or a U.S. legal permanent resident (a “green card” holder).
  3. Be enrolled in a related post-secondary educational program at an accredited institution of higher education, OR, have completed a post-secondary educational program at an accredited institution of higher education less than two years prior to the anticipated date by which the DHA would be used for obtaining federal employment. [Ideally, a candidate who has already completed their higher education studies would use the DHA to obtain federal employment immediately or shortly after the completion of the 11-week internship.]
  4. Meet the related skills/experience listed for the specific opportunity to which one is applying.
  5. Be available for 11 weeks of continuous service.
  6. Be willing to fulfill all reporting requirements (bi-weekly reporting, final reporting, and follow-up reporting in the months after completing the program).
  7. Be willing to submit to a government security background clearance process.
  8. Have a strong interest in a career with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).


Application Instructions:

  1. Submit a cover letter, resume, transcript(s) (unofficial are acceptable), and a letter of reference from a professional or educator to the contact below. Applications must be received by February 28, 2018. In your cover letter, please succinctly address why you are interested in the position, what skills and experience you have to offer, and your future career goals.
  2. The IIC Internship Application can be found on the IIC website: underneath the apply today tab. Click on the PDF application and download the application file to your computer. DO NOT open it in your browser to edit. Open in Adobe Acrobat to edit.
  3. Email cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial), and the IIC Internship Application to the IIC Direct Hire Review Team at:
  4. Applications accepted until February 28.



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