Call For Ethics 2020 Internship

The Register of Professional Archaeologists is pleased to announce its fourth annual call for applications for our Summer Ethics Internship! Over the past three years, we have been heartened by how much the internship has grown and what our interns have accomplished., the online digital database co-sponsored by the Register of Professional Archaeologists and CIfA, now lists over 700 resources on archaeological ethics.

We recognize that this is a precarious and difficult time for many graduate students and that a lot of summer fieldwork has been put on hold. To try to alleviate some of the financial stress, we are expanding the internship this year to include two positions for summer 2020, rather than one.

We are seeking two graduate students who have an interest in archaeological ethics; are self-directed; are available to work approximately 10 hours a week; have access to the internet and institutional databases, and can work remotely from their home. Familiarity with WordPress or database management is preferred, but not required. 

The interns will work together and with the Register’s Ethics Committee on updating and maintaining the database, compiling ethical scenarios for student Ethics Bowls, developing strategies to promote the database for public, online, and academic education, and other tasks related to the organization’s various ethics initiatives.

Both positions will run from June through August 2020. The Ethics Interns will each receive a stipend of US $1,500.

Students who would like to apply as an Ethics Intern should send the following to the RPA Ethics Committee at

   • A one-page cover letter on why you should be selected
   • A curriculum vitae
   • The name and institution of your major professor or faculty advisor

Please group application materials into a single PDF file. A final step in the hiring process will be for candidates to arrange reference calls. If asked for an interview, you will be asked to set up a call between the committee and one of your referees.

The deadline for applications is Monday, May 18, 2020. Please direct all questions to Trish Markert at