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Internships and apprenticeships offer valuable opportunities for practical learning and application of skills learned in the classroom. The Anthropology Department supports two kinds of internships:

Anthropology Internships

Internships in anthropology most commonly involve work in museums and heritage sites. You can search for internships on the Anthropology Department Blog.

Reflective Internships

Students in anthropology can also use internships in business, media, or other fields for credit by combining them with supervised reading. Students read a selection of ethnographic articles describing and analyzing activities like those in which they are interning and write a reflective essay comparing and contrasting their experiences with the published material, or another outcome as agreed between the student and faculty supervisor.

Requirements for Internships

  1. No more than 6 semester hours of internship work may count toward the minimum of 36 hours required for the major.
  2. Internships are permitted only for students with at least an average GPA of 2.5 in anthropology courses.
  3. An internship is not permitted as a substitute for an existing course.
  4. The organization offering the internship must provide a written statement detailing the type of work to be done and how it will be assessed.
  5. Permission of the Anthropology Department Chair is required.

A student wishing to take an internship for course credit should consult with the Chief Departmental Advisor and complete the required forms which are available from the Department Office in 120 Upham Hall.