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 students 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. Applications can be accessed at the link below.
Previous Campus Archaeology Interns
Bethany Slon: The Women’s Building 1900-1925: Look Into the Early Years of Morrill Hall
Dana Nyquist & Kaitlin Scharra: Discovering MSU’s Past: Functional Classification of Artifacts from Saints Rest
Eve Avdoulos: The Heart of MSU: Landscape Analysis of Campus
Paige Triezenberg: Digital Museum Comparing Artifacts and Archives
Billy Holt: Prehistory of MSU
Circe Willson: Economic Analysis of Ceramics from MSU’s 19th c. Campus
Alec Wells: Final Poster on Campus Archaeology GIS
Lindsey Wancour: Final Poster on Understanding Life Through Trash
Steph Cross: Final Poster on Making Archaeology Accessible
Theresa Koenigsknecht: Final Poster on Exploring the Evolution of Energy: History of MSU Energy Use
2010: Jamie Patrick Henry, Mike Millman
2009: Jennifer Allen, Jeff Gepper, David Lewandowski, Dan Tooman, Beth Vellikey
2008: Beth Pruitt, Nathan Sanders