Cultural Resources Management Archaeology (M.S.)


Internship map
CRM Student Internship Locations

The required internship consists of at least 240 contact hours and is designed to provide you with a valuable learning experience in a real work environment that cannot be duplicated in the classroom.

Ideally, the internship will supplement your prior experience in a way that will be most beneficial to achieving your personal career goals. The diverse nature of CRM requires that a wide range of internship options is available to students. These options may include working in museums and research labs, working on field crews, working with private CRM or environmental engineering firms, working with state, federal, or tribal agencies or other creative options.

The most important goal of the internship is that you become a better cultural resources manager by developing skills you did not previously possess, and that your internship host also benefits from your efforts and overall contribution. 

Examples of the wide range of internship sites that our students have been fortunate to work at include:

Federal Land Management Agencies

  • Black Hills National Forest, Spearfish, South Dakota 
  • Chippewa National Forest, Cass Lake, Minnesota
  • Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Portage, Minnesota 
  • Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest, Great Falls, Montana
  • Huron-Manistee National Forest, Mio, Michigan 
  • Isle Royale National Park, Houghton, Michigan 
  • Nebraska National Forest & Oglala National Grasslands, Chadron, Nebraska 
  • Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, Homestead, Pennsylvania
  • Superior National Forest, Duluth, Minnesota  
  •  Virgin Islands National Park, Cruz Bay Creek, St. John U.S. Virgin Islands

Tribal Historic Preservation Offices & Bureau of Indian Affairs

  • Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation THPO, Pendleton, Oregon
  • Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe THPO, Onamia, Minnesota
  • Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Heritage Sites Program, Cass Lake, Minnesota 
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota 

State Agencies & Historical Societies

  • Carver County Historical Society, Waconia, Minnesota 
  • Idaho Historical Society SHPO, Boise, Idaho
  • Minnesota Office of the State Archaeologist, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota 
  • North Dakota Department of Transportaiton—Cultural Resources Section, Bismarck, North Dakota 
  • Swansea Historical Society, Luther Museum, Swansea, Massachussets  

Private Contracting Firm

  • Bolton & Menk, Inc., Chaska, Minnesota 
  • Brian F. Smith & Associates, Inc., Poway, California
  • Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Inc., Minocqua, Wisconsin 
  • Florin Cultural Resource Services, LLC, Wisconsin & Minnesota offices 
  • Gray & Pape, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio 
  • Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Inc., Colorado & North Dakota offices 
  • Tallgrass Historians, LLC, Iowa City, Iowa
  • SWCA Environmental Consultants, Sheridan, Wyoming
  • Wapsi Valley Archaeology, Inc., Ames, Iowa 

Museums & Non-Profit Institutions

  • Burke Museum, Seattle, Washington
  • Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, Colorado
  • Goldstein Museum of Design, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • PaleoCultural Research Group, Broomfield, Colorado 
  • Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • Maya Research Program in Belize
  • Proyecto Salinas de los Nueve Cerros in Guatemala


  • St. Cloud State University
  • Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin