USC college graduate Jacob Hamill discovers that it is one thing to learn about archaeology and the process of fieldwork in the classroom and in labs, but it is another thing entirely to experience an excavation in person.
From field excavations to artifact research, Alyssa Jones’ summer internship with the SCDNR Heritage Trust archaeology team has helped her train for a career that she has dreamed about since she was a child.
South Carolina DNR Heritage Trust Program summer intern Kiersten Weber categorizes and maps decorations of Native American bone pins that date back more than four thousand years ago. Her research helps shed light on social links between the various groups of people that inhabited South Carolina and Georgia thousands of years ago.
As an undergraduate research student, Amber Zonca fell in love with genetics and wearing a lab coat. As an SCDNR Freshwater Fisheries research intern, surveying the waterways of the state, her true passion for working outdoors as a biologist began to materialize.
South Carolina Wildlife Intern Grant McClure reflects on his first month taking pictures, writing and working for the magazine at SCDNR’s downtown Columbia office. Filled with self-deprecating humor, this internship update covers the ups, downs and learning curves of starting a new internship.