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The Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) Internships is a new program to promote the education and development of the next generation workforce in critical science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) related disciplines that complement current and future missions of DOE national laboratories. The MSIPP Internship program is designed to provide an enhanced training environment for next generation scientists and engineers by exposing them to research challenges unique to our industry.
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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) manages nearly 2000 archaeological and historic properties, including many that date to the Ancestral Puebloan Period (A.D. 1150-1600) and the Homestead Period (A.D. 1912-1942). As a part of the broader field of environmental management, archaeologists at LANL manage these cultural resources and engage in compliance-based research to better understand past societies’ relationships with their environment. For example, how did Ancestral Puebloan farmers deal with drought conditions, or alter the landscape through activities in pursuit of lithic, floral, and faunal resources?
For the proposed project, the 2019 MSIPP intern will assist in the research, documentation, and possible excavation of a Hispanic-owned historical homestead. The intern will learn to identify and quantify historical metal, glass, ceramics, floral, and faunal artifacts to support research. This research will address the seasonal occupation of the homestead, the land use activities and technologies related to subsistence, and how the occupants negotiated the transition to cash-crop economies. This research of the homestead site will place Hispanic homesteads into the larger context of northern New Mexico history, and highlight the lives and experiences of industrious peoples that contributed to contemporary populations. This project will also help to further help establish a Center for Applied Heritage Resources at LANL, which trains the next generation of archaeologists and historic preservationists through research and compliance of unparalleled, non-renewable cultural resources.
Salary: Selected candidate will be compensated by either a stipend or salary, and may include one round trip domestic travel to and from the host laboratory. Stipends and salaries will be commensurate with cost of living at the location of the host laboratory. Housing information will be provided to interns prior to arrival at the host laboratory, and will vary from lab to lab.
Application Deadline: January 21, 2019
Expected Start Date: May 28, 2019
Eligible applicants must:
Successful candidates will:
I certify that I am at least 18 years of age, a US citizen, and currently enrolled as a student in a degree seeking undergraduate or graduate program in a STEM field at an accredited Minority Serving Institution (MSI). Click here to verify that you are enrolled at a current MSI.