Travel back through time to the mighty Roman empire and do practical archaeology work in Romania with the Projects Abroad Archaeology Internship in Romania.

You’ll work at excavation sites around Romania and learn from an experienced archaeologist as you dig up the past. This is a wonderful way to get hands-on with history, and gain valuable work experience in the field of archaeology.


With your help, we can preserve these historically and culturally significant sites for future generations and ensure that historical artefacts do not get destroyed during construction of new buildings. As an archaeological volunteer in Romania, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved directly. Here are some of the things you could do:

  • Carry out fieldwork including excavations and assessing restoration sites
  • Spend time working in a museum, helping with a range of duties from presentations to pottery reconstruction
  • Indoor research such as report writing, cleaning, measuring, and inventory during winter months

During the Archaeology Internship in Romania, you will move around a bit to various archaeological sites, so you can expect to stay in a variety of accommodation types. These may include guest houses, camps, hostels, and local host families. Where you stay depends on which archaeological site you’re working on. Make the most of your free time and explore, and do things like plan a trip to Transylvania!

This project accepts interns throughout the year, so you can join on the dates that suit you. You can stay from as little as two weeks. Projects Abroad encourage students to stay longer if possible so you can learn more and make a bigger impact. 

More information regarding the internship program can be found on the host program website

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact Projects Abroad for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ's short-term experience eligibility criteria.

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The program fee varies depending on program length. For a 4-week internship, the program fee is approximately $4,255 AUD. More information regarding what is included in the program fee can be found on the host program website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by late-October if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Housing is included in the program fee.

Credit for Internships

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program have closed.

Program Dates

Earliest Start: 18 November 2019
Latest End: 22 February 2020


Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: Alba Iulia, Romania
Credit: Not-for-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​