Archaeologist – BLM – Kanab

Position Type: Internship

Open until: February-May 15, 2018 or until filled

Wage: $12.74-14.30 DOE

Location: Kanab, UT



The Kanab Field Office is located on the Colorado Plateau, which contains over 10,000 years of history and includes archaeological sites representing the Paleoindian, Archaic, Formative (Ancestral Puebloan and Fremont), Southern Paiute, and Pioneer cultures. The candidate selected for this position will learn about Cultural Resource Management through a variety of opportunities including archaeological inventory, site recording and monitoring, and interactive public education presentations. Work will also include data collection (site descriptions, photographs, g.p.s. locations) and entry or transfer of field data as well as an exposure to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The intern will learn about the Tribal Relations Program and will assist with field inventories designed to document possible tribal plant collection locations.  There may be cross-training opportunities with the recreation, wildlife, or range programs to gain exposure to other disciplines and to learn how archaeologists are an integral part of the Interdisciplinary Team. Intern will work outdoors in extreme heat and will often be required to hike over uneven terrain while carrying a 25 lb. backpack. Driving on rugged, unimproved roads in a 4-wheel drive vehicle may also be required. Defensive driving training will be provided. Weekly Work Schedule is 40 hours per week (flexible schedule 4-10 hour days or 5-8 hour days depending on the week). Weekend work and limited overnight camping may be required. Work is expected to begin in mid-May and last through mid-August.



Qualifications: Coursework in anthropology/archaeology including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology or Physical Anthropology and/or an Archaeological Field School or lab experience is desired. Applicants who have received or are working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology will be given priority. Preference for Native American or underserved applicants. Must have valid driver’s license and be a U.S. Citizen. A security check is required upon selection.


Application Instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the IIC Application on the right hand side. This will download a word document of the IIC Internship Application.
  3. Fill in the application (this can be done on your computer).
  4. Save application and email it to (Britt Betenson) a ( in the subject line put IIC INTERNSHIP APPLICATION You can also print your application and bring it to Miranda Gubler at the IIC offices.

Submit IIC application, resume, transcripts, and statement of interest. Applications will be accepted February-May 15, 2018 or until filled.

Contact Information:

Britt Betenson, Kanab Field Office Archaeologist

(435) 644-1243


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