Projects Intern

SCVO working in partnership with Inclusion Scotland are creating and supporting paid internship opportunities for disabled people within third sector organisations. Archaeology Scotland will be hosting one of these interships. 


Applicants for the Disability Equality Internship opportunities must:

  • define as a disabled person under the Equality Act 2010: “someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal every day activities.”
  • be unemployed or under-employed

Join Archaeology Scotland as a projects intern and help us delivery two exciting programmes, Scottish Archaeology Month and Adopt-a-Monument.

This position will be helping us with a range of activities from helping create 3D models to planning events.

Main duties and tasks

This position will be working on two of Archaeology Scotland’s programmes- Scottish Archaeology Month and Adopt-a-Monument. The job will be shared between these two projects and the intern is expected to work with both teams.

The duties for this position are as follows:

  • contacting and building relationships with heritage organisations around Scotland; helping plan and execute a community conference;
  • helping deliver training workshops to community groups that teach- survey, vegetation clearance, site management and more;
  • helping create a digital learning kit- this will involve developing learning instructions and 3D models of artefacts;
  • helping design and plan the delivery of a mobile museum;
  • general duties that are required to help run these projects e.g. attending meetings, taking photographs of events, etc.
  • social media dissemination;
  • content creation for websites.

This list of duties is flexible. We will work together with Inclusion Scotland to develop a work plan that suits you and ensure that support is in place to minimise any barriers during your internship

Person Specification:

Training for the required skills for the position will be provided. The highest weighting of applications will be placed on the personal qualities.

Personal Qualities:

  • Willingness to learn; essential
  • Enthusiasm for heritage/history/archaeology; essential
  • Punctuality; essential


Computer literacy- ability to use basic programs like word, excel, etc.; essential


  • Archaeological work- lab, field, etc. desirable
  • Experience working with communities (non-archaeological or archaeological); desirable

You do not need to have had previous archaeological experience. It will be helpful but not required.

Additional Information

If you would like to discuss this opportunity with the employer prior to submitting your application, please contact: Doug Rocks-Macqueen on 0300 012 9878 or at

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