Archeologist Resource Assistant – HYBRID – Mio Ranger District, Huron-Manistee National Forests

Start/End Dates: February 5, 2024 – September 30, 2024

Compensation: $650 per week + $1000 monthly for housing

Medical insurance provided on request.

Application Due: October 31, 2023 

The Resource Assistants Program seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers.

You must be:

  • a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
  • a college graduate.

* A personal vehicle is required for this position.

Please Apply Here

Position Description: 

The Archaeologist will be performing field surveys in wooded terrain to include pedestrian walkover surveys and shovel testing. In addition, the Archeologist will assist with writing reports, drafting consultation letters with the State Historic Preservation Office and Local Tribes as well as scanning, filing, and digitizing site records, reports, and various records. In addition, limited artifact curation and cataloging will be a part of the job duties.


  • Conduct field surveys in wooded terrain, including pedestrian walkover surveys and shovel testing.
  • Assist in the preparation of archaeological reports.
  • Draft consultation letters for communication with the State Historic Preservation Office and Local Tribes.
  • Scan, file, and digitize site records, reports, and various documents.
  • Participate in limited artifact curation and cataloging activities as needed.
  • Shovel testing
  • Detailed report writing


  • Major studies relevant to this position are Anthropology and History. The successful applicant will have good communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team, and the ability to take direction and manage changing priorities. In addition, the candidate should be able to make independent decisions and understand when to ask for guidance when required.
  • Completion of an accredited field school, archeological field, or lab work
  • Ability to work independently, solve problems, be punctuality, curiosity, and interest in the outdoors

Direct Hire Authority (DHA)

All RAP interns receive Direct Hire Authority (DHA) at the successful conclusion of their internship. DHA status enables an agency to hire, after public notice is given, any qualified applicant. A DHA expedites hiring by eliminating competitive rating and ranking, veterans’ preference, and “rule of three” procedures. For more information, please click HERE.

EEO Statement

Environment for the Americas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.