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BASONOVA/BAF Albright Excavation Internship

The Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia (BASONOVA) and the Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) have provided funding for up to two students to spend a 1 month internship at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem.  


The W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem is the oldest American research center for ancient Near Eastern studies in the Middle East. For over a century, the Albright has provided students and scholars with an unparalleled international cultural environment and a unique program that spans the broad spectrum of near eastern studies, from prehistory to the Islamic Period. Dedicated to advancing the study of the literature, history, and culture of the ancient Near East, the Albright continues to be a vital center for the production of research in those disciplines.  


This opportunity is only available to students participating in an Albright sponsored excavation project (JVRP excavations at Legio). The internship will be for one month beginning at the end of the excavation (19 July to 19 August; date of departure is flexible). The internship will cover room and board at the Albright Institute in Jerusalem during this period and provide a modest stipend of $500. 


During the internship, students will assist with the processing of materials from the excavation as well as with various administrative projects at the Albright Institute including but not limited to research, scanning and filing, and other current projects.


All undergraduate students enrolled at a US institution and participating in the Legio excavations may apply. 


How to Apply?

Please send a short 2-3 paragraph letter of interest to me (via email to explaining your interest in archaeology as well as your future educational and career goals. Please also include a resume/cv.


Due date is 17 May. The winners will be notified by 20 May so that there is ample time to purchase appropriate flights.  

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