The Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument became a unit of the National Park Service in November 2020. Park staff have spent the past few years developing interpretation, creating foundational documents, and building capacity for programs and partnerships. Part of this site development was an archaeological survey conducted by the Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC), a support operation of the National Park Service’s Southeast Region. The Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) excavation uncovered approximately 40 artifacts at the Evers Home site, which are now stored at the SEAC facility in Tallahassee, Florida.
With the work of a Public Archaeology Intern, we plan to conduct research about these artifacts and develop interpretive programs to share NPS’s archaeological work with the public. Through this internship, we will facilitate onsite, community-based learning about the importance of archaeology as well as what archaeology can tell us about the Evers family and their neighborhood. Community members will learn more about their neighborhood and city, and site visitors will gain a deeper appreciation for the legacy of the Evers family.
Bachelor’s degree in history, archaeology, anthropology, or a related field; intern may be a junior or senior in college as well.
Strong applicants should have experience in one or more of the following: archaeology, public history, digital humanities, museums and archives, Civil Rights history, African American history and culture, or southern history and culture. Successful applicants should also have the ability to produce engaging and creative written content, and a passion for public-facing historical research and programs.
About Southeast Conservation Corps
Empowering young adults to cultivate compassion, responsibility, and grit through community service, hard work, and environmental stewardship.
Southeast Conservation Corps (SECC), a program of Conservation Legacy, is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization. SECC selects young adults, ages 18-30, to complete conservation work projects on public lands throughout the Southeast. SECC programs encourage environmental stewardship, foster community partnerships, & emphasize experiential learning. SECC serves a diverse population that is representative of the Southeast, including youth, graduates, veterans, and a cross-section of ethnicities and income levels. SECC is an active member of the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team & as such, selected crews may be deployed on Disaster response projects for up to 30 days.