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Join 21st Century Archaeology: Use Technology as a Trowel! FS-USA-43

Utilizing the latest technology uncover the history of our nation’s forests and known archeology sites. Conduct background research on how archaeologists are using LiDAR and create a bare earth image library. Deliver findings and a summary report on two thumb drives.

Utilize current Lidar and GIS for one of the three National Forests zones to distinguish if certain bare earth images “fingerprints” can be found at known areas such as cemeteries, mines, or other pre-contact sites. These known site bare earth images “fingerprints” will be entered into our LiDAR data library which can then be used for comparative archaeological analysis across the National Forests.

GIS and LiDAR skills are necessary. Experience in archaeology is preferred but not necessary.

We care about you and your career path. This internship includes multiple professional development opportunities such as:
- A virtual panel with USFS employees around diverse career paths within the Forest Service
- Webinars overviewing post-graduate opportunities, pathways to hire into the Forest Service, and ways to increase your competitiveness for Forest Service and federal jobs
- Opportunities to present to a Regional and National audience on the program and deliverables;
- Connections with the Southern Region’s Recruitment Team to support job skills like building a federal resume, navigating USAJobs, and interviewing for federal jobs
- Mentors will provide endorsement of skills & recommendations on LinkedIn following a VSFS’s interns successful completion of the program/academic year

VSFS interns will be signed up under Individual Volunteer Agreements (OF-301a). All VSFS interns are required to record their hours worked on this project and will be reported in the Volunteer & Service Programs Accomplishments Database (VSReports), the Forest Service’s official national reporting database.