The American Institute for Roman Culture uses social media to dialog with the public and colleagues worldwide. We are available to set up online learning experiences via Skype and other video formats.

We run cultural heritage conferences, seminars, and events, and we direct students in many disciplines through our internship program.

Throughout the year, AIRC also offers internship opportunities for students pursuing advanced undergraduate or graduate course work in archaeology, anthropology, museum studies, education, experiential education, and related fields.  Most internships are unpaid, but occasionally funds are available for paid graduate internships.

Based upon an individual’s academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns at the AIRC work under the guidance of faculty and staff and gain first-hand practical experience, marketable skills, and a broad exposure to non-profit work and the field of archaeology.

Internships currently being offered are unpaid or for academic credit only.  Unless otherwise posted, all students are responsible for all living expenses while in Rome, and while hours vary and are flexible, a minimum of 14 hours per week is generally expected.

What Do AIRC Interns Typically Do?

Field or Academic Interns will gain experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • answering questions about research
  • instructing and supervising untrained participants in basic excavation techniques and archaeological concepts
  • excavating and recording architectural and non-architectural contexts
  • maintaining provenience control for excavated contexts and cultural materials
  • writing narrative notes and completing provenience forms
  • drawing measured plans, maps, and cross-sections
  • drawing and describing stratigraphic profiles
  • photographing archaeological contexts

Research Documentation Interns will gain experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • processing archaeological specimens and samples
  • managing the documentation of archaeological collections using a relational database
  • maintaining a small research library
  • instructing and supervising untrained participants in artifact identification and laboratory methods and procedures
  • Laboratory internships will emphasize cataloging and analysis of archaeological collections, photographs, and digital imagery
  • Interns may also have the option of working on a special project involving analysis and interpretation of artifact collections

Most work takes place at our offices in Rome, Italy.  Schedules are arranged according to an intern’s availability, but generally consist of 20 hours per week.

For more information, submit a letter of inquiry along with your CV or resume to internships[at]