Mar 10, 2019

Urban Archaeology Corps

  • Crimson Education
  • Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, National Capital Parks-East , Richmond National Battlefield Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Volunteering/Community Service/Social Entreprenuership Research Opportunity Skill Building Summer Program


The Urban Archeology Corps is a national program where young people age 15-26 conduct a range of archeological tasks to learn about urban national parks and their surrounding communities, the diverse histories and resources that make these places special, and public service and NPS employment. While there are programs that run only through the summer months you will also find lengthier programs that run during the school year for members who are not in school or taking gap years. Programs are held at numerous sites around the United States.


For more information please visit the official website here.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range



The Urban Archeology Corps gives a specific opportunity for youth interested in Archeology to show leadership, interest, and impact. This program is not particularly competitive but changes based on region/program. Application based on expressed interest, prior expertise in Archaeology and availability. 

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

Expressed interest in archaeology, conservation and connecting communities to our nation's urban national parks.

Time Commitment

Programs can range in length from 6 weeks to more 8 months. During the program you are expected to work 40 hour weeks and no more than 10 hours in a single day.

Application Deadline

Ranges based on the program you will applying to

Application Process Includes

1) Application form submission