Alexandria Archaeology
105 N Union Street, #327 Alexandria VA UNITED STATES
Phone+1 703.746.4399
General Description / Special Programs

Alexandria Archaeology, the City of Alexandria's archaeology program, studies urban life and encourages public participation in the research process through community perspective. Additional activities include: preservation of Alexandria's cultural resources; planning open spaces, interpretive trails, and memorials; working with descendant communities; and increasing public awareness of the city's heritage. The Museum in the Torpedo Factory Art Center serves as the focal point for interpreting research and preservation activities through a public laboratory and exhibition. A summer Historical Archaeology Institute is offered in partnership with The George Washington University.

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Experience Offered
Field Work
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info

Internships are offered in research, preservation, excavation, collections management, and education. Application link and deadlines can be found on our website under "Educational Resources at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum"

Internship opportunities (unpaid) are available on a limited basis to students who will receive credit through their colleges or universities, or students who have graduated no more than twelve months before the application deadline. It is the responsibility of each student to make the arrangements to meet their program requirements to receive this credit. Students usually come from departments of Anthropology, American Studies, Historic Preservation, History, Museum Studies and Museum Education.

Interns are selected based on the availability of projects and staff supervisors. If your interests and experience meet current Alexandria Archaeology needs, we will reach out to you for an in-person or virtual interview.



Program Details
Collections Large comprehensive collection of 18th- and 19th-century ceramic, glass, faunal, ethnobotanical and organic materials, and prehistoric artifacts. Extensive, computerized archival and artifact data for the study of historic urban life.


See Alexandria Archaeology Bibliography under Museum Links on our website,


Misc Information Volunteer opportunities available in GIS, oral history, research, excavation, laboratory work, preservation, education, and administration. Friends of Alexandria Archaeology (FOAA) and Alexandria Archaeological Commission (AAC) offer opportunities for area residents. More information can be found at
Certs Offered 0
Employees1 to 25
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 0
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0