You’ll be right in the heart of day-to-day operations; digging, rostering, doing logistical planning, site visit coordination, and liaising with the local community in outreach programs related to the site.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to experience an archaeological site, as well as the ensuing research.
“I got to meet, teach, and work with some fantastic people from all around the world. I feel like this program has allowed me to grow, not just as an archaeologist, but as a person.”
– Glenn, Trinity College Dublin
Students like you, who want real-life, hands-on experience in Experimental Archeology at one of the oldest sites in Ireland; dating back to 1169.
“Everyone I’ve encountered has been so welcoming and enthusiastic about the archaeological work we are doing, making it exactly the kind of place you’d want to be working. This team believes so passionately in the power of the site as a sign of local heritage, and it’s truly exciting to contribute to a project by being a part of it. I’ve also had numerous opportunities both planned and spontaneous to visit heritage sites throughout the area, since we really are surrounded by history here. I hope to have a few more adventures before I leave!”
– Lauren, William and Mary University, Virginia
Internships give students hands-on experience and real-world challenges in a supportive environment. In a competitive job market, an overseas placement gives your resume an international dimension that’s rare among graduates.
Living abroad means you’re learning way beyond the workplace. Past interns report developing personally as well as professionally.
The heritage site is based the sunny SE of Ireland in Ferrycarrig, County Wexford. We match students with a family to live with that creates a home-away-from-home. Living with a family immerses students in Irish life, culture, and customs. Not to mention the cooking.
“So much of the program was meaningful to me. Working in Ireland and being able to live with such an amazing family that takes you in as if you are one of their own. The most meaningful aspect is being able to meet people from around the world that share the same passion I have. I was able to relate to these strangers and form friendships.”
– Lina, University of California Los Angeles
8-week program fee: €5235.00
10-week program fee: €6045.00
12-week program fee: €6675.00
There’s an application fee of €95 and a participant commitment fee of €500 that are both non-refundable.
Airfare, materials for placement, mandatory health insurance, lunches and spending money aren’t included.
We’re delighted to offer three scholarships a year of up to €2500 per student that is deducted from the final payment.
Scholarship applications can be submitted as part of the general internship application. You must have a 3.0 GPA to apply. The scholarship section includes an one-page essay about how the placement will contribute to your academic and career goals, and how it might help you participate financially.
Then you choose one of four projects to undertake as part of your internship experience. The first three are ways you could record details of your placement, such as a blog, video or social media updates. The last option is to contribute to a special research project in coordination with the Irish Heritage Field School.
The application deadline is based on when you’re available to intern.
Applications must be received at least 12 weeks before your intended start date.