Germany - Eckfelder Maar
Every year, the Natural History Museum Mainz is excavating in the Middle Eocene oilshales with a rich flora and fauna at Eckfelder Maar near Manderscheid (Eifel). As a student you can join in this dig for plant and animal fossils if you stay at least one month. You get an introduction into several excavation techniques and preparation methods. For a month work you get a payment of 460 EURO. Daily transport to the digging site is available. However, you need to organize your overnight stays (there are youth hostels, camping sites and private lodging around) and your food.
Advertisement of vacancies for this dig and information about the fossil site and how to apply: