The Campus Archaeology Program is committed to increasing the opportunities for undergraduate students to gain unique experiences in public archaeology, archaeological research, and archaeological methods. Each semester, an undergraduate student is selected to become the Campus Archaeology Intern. Among this student’s responsibilities are helping with lab work, excavations, and working on a research project of their own. The Intern is also expected to maintain a blog, in which they post about their experience and what they are discovering through their research project.
Current interns post monthly on the Campus Archaeology blog. You can read blog posts from past interns (2008-2010) on this blog: CAPInterns.
In order to become an intern, undergraduate students must complete an application and attend an interview with the Campus Archaeology staff. They are also expected to be in good academic standing and have attended an archaeological field school. If you are interested in applying, contact the CAP Director, Dr. Stacey Camp.
CAMPUS ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAM INTERNS
Kaleigh Perry: Analyzing Construction Nails Excavated from MSU’s Station Terrace Site
Desiree Quinn: Sustainability at The Brody Landfill
Cooper Duda: Learning From Landfills
Rebecca Albert: Germinating Historic Raspberry Seeds
Jasmine Smith: Visualizing MSU’s Campus Archaeology Excavations with Geographic Information Systems & Glass from the Past: Glass Laboratory Equipment Unearthed on MSU’s Campus
Ian Harrison: CAP Lab
Caroline Dunham (2014)
Katie Scharra: Discovering MSU’s Past: Functional Classification of Artifacts from Saints Rest
Dana Nyquist: Discovering MSU’s Past: Functional Classification of Artifacts from Saints Rest
Circe Wilson (2012): Economic Analysis of Ceramics from MSU’s 19th c. Campus
Eve Avdoulous: The Heart of MSU: Landscape Analysis of Campus
Paige Triezenberg: Digital Museum Comparing Artifacts and Archives
William Holt: Prehistory of MSU
Alec Wells: Campus Archaeology GIS
Stephanie Cross: Making Archaeology Accessible
Lindsey Wancour: Understanding Life Through Trash
Theresa Koenigsknecht: Exploring the Evolution of Energy: History of MSU Energy Use
Jamie Patrick Henry
Jennifer Allen: Evaluating Michigan State’s Stewardship: A Look at Morrill Hall