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Honours Internship


Admission requirements

Participation in the Honours College Track Archaeology.


This internship is completed in BA2 OR BA3.

Your Archaeology Honours internship can either be a research or societal internship.

A research internship means participation in an ongoing archaeological research project: many staff members of the Archaeology Faculty have ongoing projects that require the participations of interns, outside of fieldwork or field schools. This can include data analysis, working on databases, literature studies, assistance with academic publications, etc.
Such an internship will introduce you to the workings of actual research and will help you prepare for your own further academic studies and experiences.
In some cases archaeological knowledge/experience may be required of students. In other cases no previous experience may be needed. Such details will be discussed individually for each student with the Honours coordinator.

A societal internship implies a more ‘socially’ embedded project: it is therefore not merely about gaining experience with archaeological methods (excavation, survey, material research), but about how archaeology can be viewed in a wider context (heritage management, presenting/managing museum collections, public presentation of archaeology and historical topics, social relevance of research, etc.).
Such an internship will introduce you to the work of science communication and the impact on cultural heritage. It will help you prepare for your own further academic studies and experiences in these areas.

Each Honours internship lasts at least 17 working days.

All internships need to be approved by the Honours coordinator and the Board of Examiners of the Archaeology Faculty.

For general information about internships, see the Archaeology internship website.

Course objectives

  • An introduction to and insight into the working of ongoing archaeological research projects;

  • An introduction to and insight into the role of the archaeologist in society;

  • Learn how to communicate academic/scientific insights and archaeological knowledge mainly to non-archaeologists.



Mode of instruction

To be discussed for each individual internship project.

Assessment method

  • Assessment of internship report by the Honours coordinator;

  • Assessment by the internship supervisor.

Assessment deadlines

The internship report must be submitted 6 weeks after completing the last internship day.

Reading list



See 'Contact'.


For more information about this course and registration, please contact dr. M.E.J.J. (Marike) van Aerde.


Compulsory attendance.