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Internship Applications
The VCP Internship program is intended to provide participants with unparalleled first-hand experience in an ongoing project of archaeological research, working side-by-side with the rest of the team in every aspect of conducting the work of the Project. Application to participate as an Intern with the Project does not require any previous practical experience in archaeology or prior field school training and is ideal for undergraduate students beginning in the field of classical archaeology. However, applicants are expected to demonstrate clearly how participation will contribute to or further their academic or professional development and future goals.

All Internship applicants must submit the following items:
  • a completed application form (see below)
  • a statement of self evaluation
  • contact information for two academic references and one character reference
  • college or university transcript(s) (an unofficial copy is OK)
  • curriculum vitae or resume (optional)

Advanced Team Member Applications
The VCP also takes on board experienced archaeologists with skills in excavation, ceramic analysis, ecofactual recovery and analysis, finds processing, and related archaeological fields, looking to volunteer with the VCP team, to gain further experience in Pompeian or Roman archaeology. For experienced archaeologists looking to volunteer with the VCP team, please send a letter or email of interest and a CV detailing previous supervisory and/or other significant experience in excavation, ceramic analysis, ecofactual recovery, finds processing, or related archaeological field to the contact information below.

Our planned season dates for interns for the summer of 2019 are preliminarily planned to be from 12 June to 31 July, pending permissions, and subject to minor alteration.

Please send complete applications or any inquiries via email to the Project Director, Prof. Michael Anderson at


Please note:
At this early stage, we have not yet received permission from the Italian Ministry of Culture and Superintendency of Pompeii for the 2019 season, and therefore do not know at this time whether the coming field season will involve non-invasive research only or also include further excavation. This situation is normal for projects conducting archaeological fieldwork in Italy, and is not a cause of concern. Should we not be permitted to excavate in 2019, we will conduct a valuable post-excavation season, working with the materials recovered during previous seasons and the standing remains of the site, documenting, researching, surveying, and preparing these materials for publication. Applicants should be aware of this possibility, and of the potential for not knowing the outcome of our permission request until a very late date.

Please also note:
The number of positions available is very limited and competition can be quite fierce. Your application does not guarantee acceptance for participation. The Via Consolare Project strongly encourages applicants from all nations. Since the primary language of the Project is English however, we kindly request that all components of the application be completed in English.

Work in Pompeii involves strenuous physical activity. If accepted, you will be asked to complete a Medical Questionnaire in order to help us meet your needs and ensure the safety of all team members. Physical injury, insect, or even snakebites, as well as illnesses, though unlikely, are always a possibility when engaging in archaeological fieldwork. If accepted, you will also be required to sign a Waiver of Liability and to provide proof of appropriate health insurance plus a recent tetanus vaccination. No further vaccinations are currently required for fieldwork in Italy.

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