Heritage Management/Cultural Resource Management Internships

By May 7, 2020 July 30th, 2020 All Programs, Internships

Overview: Our internships are aimed primarily at IAFS alumni who want to expend on their archaeological skills, learnt from previous IAFS programs (but we will make exceptions for the right individual). Our internships are based at our archaeological projects in Ferrycarrig and Ferns, County Wexford. Internship tasks focus on site excavation and survey, archaeological and historical research and post-excavation. Students stay with local families in homestay accommodation, guaranteeing an enriching cultural immersion and truly memorable experience.

Learning Outcomes: Our IAFS internship is designed to provide valuable experience working and learning from our research and education staff in the field and laboratory, thus ensuring a positive learning experience and providing on-the-job training. Interns will gain experience in some or all of the following areas:

In the Field

    • Answering questions about the project’s research that are posed by site visitors
    • Excavating and recording archaeological features
    • Maintaining provenience control for cultural materials
    • Completion of site records, registers and other paper records
    • Drawing measured plan and section drawings
    • Recording stratigraphic profiles
    • Using a total station and/or other survey instruments
    • Photographing archaeological contexts
    • Contributing to the public outreach of the project
    • Helping with site logistics

In the Laboratory

    • Answering questions from visitors to the project about laboratory protocols
    • Processing archaeological artifacts and samples
    • Maintaining provenience control for cultural materials and associated records
    • Cleaning and assessing a variety of artifacts, including pottery, metal, etc
    • Cataloguing archaeological collections on the site database to National Museum of Ireland standards
    • Contribute to laboratory logistics
    • Contribute to best practice curation of the site archive

Education and/or Experience: Advanced undergraduate or graduate course work in archaeology, anthropology, museum studies, or related fields is required. Minimum of four weeks archaeological field experience or have completed one field school is required.

Course Details    BROCHURE

  • Where: Wexford  – Ferrycarrig and Ferns
  • Enrolment Status: OPEN
  • Scholarships: Scholarship support is available to IAFS alumni only through our ‘Alumni Scholarship Scheme’, please select on your application
  • Including all meals, accommodation, tuition, instruction, equipment, t-shirt and field trips
  • Instructors: Dr Denis Shine, Dr Linda Lynch, Dr Stephen Mandal
  • Credit*: Our internships are non-accredited
  • Course Dates:
    • Winter 2021
      • 6 weeks: January 3 to February 13, 2021 – Ferrycarrig
    • Application Deadline**: December 15, 2020 
    • Payment Deadline : December 15, 2020
    • Cost: €3,750


  • Summer 2021
    • 8 weeks: May 30 to July 24, 2021 – Ferrycarrig
    • 8 weeks: June 6 to July 31, 2021 – Ferrycarrig
    • 8 weeks:: June 6 to July 31, 2021 – Ferns
    • 8 weeks: June 13 to August 7, 2021 – Ferrycarrig
    • 9 weeks: May 30 to July 31, 2021 – Ferrycarrig
    • 9 weeks: June 6 to August 7, 2021 – Ferrycarrig
    • 10 weeks: May 30 to August 7, 2021 – Ferrycarrig
  • Application Deadline**: April 30, 2021 
  • Payment Deadline: April 30, 2021
  • Cost*: €5,000 – 8 weeks;  €5,500 – 9 weeks;  €6,000 – 10 weeks



* Accredited internships are available through our partners Learn International. Please note this internship contains a different price structure and is not open to the IAFS Alumni Scholarship Scheme.

** A late application fee of €200 will apply after this date.

PLEASE NOTE: Our sites are only open on the above dates, therefore no deviation is possible.