Paid summer student internship

Exploring Evidence of the Anthropocene: Archaeological and Ecological Research Experiences in the Upper Mississippi System

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, announce the second year of a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site, Exploring Evidence of the Anthropocene: Archaeological and Ecological Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for First Generation Students in the Upper Mississippi River System (NSF Award No.1659633). This REU site will offer ten students experiential, interdisciplinary research opportunities in archaeological and ecological sciences addressing topics related to the onset of the Anthropocene. Students will examine research questions related to deep-time environmental dynamics in the Upper Mississippi River System and changing environmental conditions. This eight week program will include five weeks of field research and data collection in both archaeology and ecology. The final three weeks will include integrating archaeological and ecological datasets to make meaningful inferences about the Anthropocene. Importantly, students will receive a weekly stipend of $500 for participation in the program, as well as free housing accommodations. More information can be found on our website (

Program dates: June 4-July 27, 2018

Who can apply: Undergraduate students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior years in fall 2018 with interests in archaeology and ecology are encouraged to apply. We specifically seek first generation college students. 

Application deadline is January 19, 2018!

**For more information view the flyer here


Carol E. Colaninno