College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Anthropology > Student Resources > Internships
The Department of Anthropology offers credit for internships. Although we feel internships should be paid, we do offer credit for unpaid internships. Normally, a three-credit-hour internship would engage the students for about ten hours a week during the academic year or full-time for at least three weeks during the summer. Students are responsible for proposing projects to the department via a written statement of their goals and objectives, supervision arrangements, evaluation criteria, the location and duration of the internship. This should be worked out with the employer.
AIA Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities The
Archaeological Institute of America online Guide to Fieldwork
Opportunities allows you to search for volunteer, field school, and
staff positions at sites around the world.
American Museum of Natural History Anthropology Internship Program Internships
for undergraduate and graduate students to work on projects relating to
the collections or to the ongoing research interests of the curatorial
staff in the museum or in the field. In addition, internships are
awarded in collections management, archives, & conservation.
AmeriCorps National Service ProgramThe
AmeriCorps National Service program is a public service program that
provides incentives for citizens to participate in important domestic
quality-of-life issues. Its three direct service programs are
AmeriCorps* USA , AmeriCorps* VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America),
and AmeriCorps*NCCC (National Civilian Conservation Corps).
Amerind Foundation Program Volunteer
opportunities at a private, nonprofit anthropological and
archaeological museum and research center in southeastern Arizona
dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Native American
cultures and their histories. Paid internships are sometimes available.
Carter Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public-policy institute in
Atlanta GA , founded in 1982 by former President Jimmy Carter and his
wife, Rosalynn. The Center is dedicated to fighting disease, hunger,
poverty, conflict, and oppression through collaborative initiatives in
the areas of democratization and development, global health, and urban
revitalization. The Center operates 13 core programs and initiatives
active in more than 30 countries, including the United States .
Center for American ArcheologyThe
Center for American Archeology in Kampsville , Illinois , usually
offers two "Women in Archeology" internships each summer. These are open
to women juniors, seniors, and graduate students aged 21 and over with a
valid driver's license and experience in archaeology. A stipend is
provided for room & board. For further information, check
"Opportunities" on their web site. Applications are due in February.
Community Career Center Gathering place for nonprofit employers and management personnel. Searchable database of jobs and career resources.
Dayton Society of Natural History Internships
at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery are designed to provide students
with practical experience in a science and natural history museum.
Interns may work in a variety of settings and learn about the overall
structure and daily operations of the Museum, earning academic credit
and gaining hands-on experience along the way. They also offer summer
positions for college and graduate students interested in Midwestern
prehistory. Emphasis for these is on the excavation of Fort Ancient
culture sites in Dayton , Ohio , dating to approximately A.D. 1200.
directory of "social change" organizations. Good research tool for
learning about the diverse array of nonprofit organizations.
Field MuseumThe Field Museum in Chicago offers undergraduate internships and graduate fellowships to work with their collections.
Global Volunteers Global
volunteers is a private, non-profit corporation that sponsors volunteer
participation in international human and economic development projects
in the form of "service learning" travel programs.
Historical Site Internships at Mount VernonInternships
are offered year round. Currently internships are available in
collections management, report writing, public outreach, and material
culture studies. They are usually unfunded and housing is not provided.
Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology Internships Unpaid
internships are offered throughout the year for undergraduates and
recent graduates. Interns have the opportunity to gain practical
experience and exposure to work in the State Archaeologist's office
including, for example, work with archaeological site forms and other
records, archaeological data entry, mapping, work with collections
(cleaning, cataloguing, etc.), limited fieldwork, and assisting with
Indiana Archaeology Month planning and/or activities. To apply, please
contact Dr. Rick Jones, Indiana State Archaeologist, Division of
Historic Preservation and Archaeology, 402 W. Washington Street - Room
W274, Indianapolis , IN 46204-2739 ; 317/232-1646; rjones@dnr.IN.gov.
Indiana State GovernmentFrom
this page, search of "internships." These internships provide students
with the opportunity to work within Indiana state agencies and meet with
a variety of elected officials, agency directors, and others. For
example, openings are sometimes available within the Indiana Department
of Transportation for students with majors in anthropology, archaeology,
architecture, geography, historic preservation, history, museum
studies, and the like. These IDOT internships pay $11.12 per hour for a
37.5-hour workweek. The Governor's Public Service Summer Internship
Program website is only active during the application period.
InterActionOffers information about paid or volunteer positions, in the US and abroad, with international relief and development agencies.
Media Education FoundationMEF
offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students each term,
including the summer. Interns at MEF will gain experience in media
education, production, and activism. Since MEF is both a production and
distribution organization, interns will gain experience in both the
production and operations departments. The internships carry credit but
no stipend. Women and people of color are strongly urged to apply.
Midwest Archaeological Internships The
Midwest Archaeological Conference provides listings of archaeological
internships (and employment opportunities) in the region.
Minnetrista Cultural CenterThe
Minnetrista Cultural Center in Muncie offers internships in such areas
as collections management, exhibit design, special projects, and public
National Association for the Practice of Anthropology The NAPA "Students" page provides links to internships in applied anthropology.
National Park Service This
site provides links to positions for archaeological and anthropological
volunteer positions with the National Park Service, Forest Service,
Bureau of Land Management and various other agencies and organization.
National Center for Preservation Technology & Training Ten-week
summer Internships are available for undergraduate and graduate
students in the Archaeology and Collections Program of the NCPTT,
located at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches , Louisiana .
Applications are due by 15 March.
Nonprofit Career CenterRegister your resume, search for national and international opportunities.
Points of Light Foundation National
clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities. Links to the America 's
Promise Initiative/President's Summit on Volunteerism.
Rising Star Internships The
Rising Star web site maintains a listing of internships in a wide
variety of fields with organizations int he U.S. and abroad.
to volunteer opportunities as well as nonprofit career and networking
resources. Search for volunteer and career opportunities by zip code,
state, or religion.
Save the Children Save
the Children is a non-profit organization devoted to child advocacy
through nutritional education, child development, and basic child
education. In additional, Save the Children attempts to improve economic
opportunities of children, and help children cope and recover in
largest domestic hunger relief organization in the United States ,
Second Harvest supplies the needy with one billion pounds of food a
year. Second harvest provides food for those who are hungry due to
poverty and those affected by natural disaster.
Smithsonian Institution The
Smithsonian Institution offers a variety of internships. Its internship
website also contains links to internship opportunities at a number of
South Dakota Summer Internships The
state of South Dakota offers summer historic preservation internships.
These involve carrying out surveys, preparing National Register of
Historic Places nominations, etc. The salary is $8.40 - $9.45, depending