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. 



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


Alissa Lyon: Making Scents Of The Past
Kristen Doshier: CAP Lab
Pa Vang: Making My Mark at MSU: Maker’s Marks
Hunter Thane: CAP Lab
Kyla Cools (2015): CAP Lab


Josh Schnell: Working With GIS and Campus Archaeology & Studying the Heart of MSU through GIS


Ian Harrison: CAP Lab
Caroline Dunham (2014)


Bethany Slon: The Women’s Building 1900-1925: Look Into the Early Years of Morrill Hall 


Ryan Jelso
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
Mike Millman


Jennifer Allen: Evaluating Michigan State’s Stewardship: A Look at Morrill Hall
Jeff Gepper
David Lewandowski
Dan Tooman
Beth Vellikey


Beth Pruitt
Nathan Sanders