The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Announces 2019 Summer Internships in Cultural Resource Management

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Summer Program
January 31, 2019
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Archaeology, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Historic Preservation, Native American History / Studies

PennDOT’s Cultural Resource Management Program anticipates offering internships in cultural resource management and historic preservation at the Central Office in Harrisburg Pa. and in Indiana, Pa. at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Interns will be directly involved in important research on the management, study and stewardship of archaeological sites and historic resources affected by transportation projects. They’ll also be exposed to the full range of job skills and employment opportunities in Cultural Resource Management through formal seminars and rotations in GIS, curation, archaeological field work, project assessment, consulting, environmental review, and National Register evaluation. 

 Our internships, part of the Department’s Engineering, Scientific and Technical Internship Program (ESTI), pay $13.23/hour, and undergraduate or graduate credit may be available through your university department.  Preference will be given to applicants with previous exposure to GIS, database management, and archaeological, historical, or historic preservation course work and field experience in the Middle Atlantic region. Excellent communication skills are important. While ESTI applications are open until the end of March, we ask our applicants to submit their applications by the end of January, 2019.  Interviews typically are scheduled in February and March.


 Students must be registered fulltime (carrying 12 or more undergraduate credits or 9 or more graduate credits) for the fall semester 2019, and in good academic standing to be considered for internship positions for summer 2019. 

 The following majors will be considered for Cultural Resource Management internships:

Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Resource Management, Historic Preservation, Preservation Planning, History, Architectural History, Geography/GIS, Geology, American Studies, Communications Media

Students must also have completed their 1st year in a 2-year Associate Degree Program or their 1st year in a 4-year Bachelor Degree Program. 

 To Apply : Please submit an application on-line. The on-line applications will go live in Late December 2018.  To request a link please contact Dan Shiffka at from the Office of Administration, at or Joe Baker at 

ALSO please submit: • A resume or curriculum vita with references  • One page writing sample to Joe Baker at the address below (email with attachments preferred).  You can also contact Joe with any technical questions you might have about the Summer Internships in Cultural Resource Management. 

Joe Baker C/O PennDOT Bureau of Project Delivery, Environmental Policy and Development 400 North Street, 7th Floor Keystone Harrisburg, Pa 17120 (717) 705-1482 

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