Fieldwork Opportunities and Internships

The following listings are provided here as a means for students to gain practical skills in areas of potential professional interest. However, by posting these links the Anthropology Department does not explicitly endorse them, nor do we guarantee that all of the linked field schools will qualify for transfer credit to our department.  Please see your academic advisor to discuss the possibilities for transferring credit BEFORE enrolling in these programs.

Applied Anthropology      Biological Anthropology     Sociocultural Anthropology   Archaeological Anthropology

Applied Anthropology 

Biological Anthropology (Primatology, Paleoanthropology, Medical Anthropology) 

Danta is pleased to announce our 2021/2022 field courses in tropical biology. Our courses are intended for undergraduates or early graduate-level students who have a keen interest in tropical ecosystems and conservation but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.

Sociocultural Anthropology (Ethnography, Applied Anthro, Environmental Anthro)

​I S L A   M U J E R E S   E T H N O G R A P H I C   F I E L D   S C H O O L:  . Our main program is our 8-week long Advanced Methods course (May 30 to  July 26) where students create a professional research proposal (using the Wenner Gren Foundation format), conduct the research and present their data in an open-to-the-public conference on the island, as well as prepare academic journal style articles intended for publication

The Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology- Ethnography Field School
Students Choose to participate in one of three different kinds of ongoing ethnographic research projects
Tourism Ethnography, with focus on Sustainable Community & Heritage Tourism
Emergent Cultures: Sexualities, Sociality, Subjectivities
Health, Healing and Belief
Refer to website for application deadline..

Archaeological Anthropology.

Center for American Archaeology:   The Center for American Archaeology pursues a mission of education, research, and public service in archaeology. Its purpose is to discover and disseminate the unwritten story of earlier Americans’ lifeways, accomplishments and changing natural environment. The Center fulfills this mission by supporting integrated programs of archeological investigation, educational outreach, and cultural stewardship.

Slavia is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting archaeological research in Poland. Through the Slavia Project, we offer opportunities for volunteers and students to participate in current archaeological excavations, to learn archaeological techniques and explore details of Polish history that are of yet unknown. Poland's rich history provides a treasury of information about people, cultures, and events of the past.

IFR, Institute for Field Research: The Institute for Field Research is a leader in field-based, original research-driven programs around the world. 

Kalu Yala: Study Abroad in Panama- We’re seeking students who are passionate about solving social and environmental issues through the discovery and application of scalable solutions and products. Since the Summer of 2010, we have had students from 28 countries, 46 states, and 188 universities produce more than 500 individual research reports and projects in sustainability, across a variety of sectors including agriculture, biology, business, design-thinking, media arts, and public health and wellness.

Shovel Bums website

Employment, Internships, and Scholarship Opportunities

Eiteljorg Museum summer collections intern.  The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to attract, recruit and support a diverse staff of talented people. We offer competitive packages and practice equal opportunity employment policies.

IFR, Institute for Field Research

CLA Undergraduate Career Center Advancement

Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

Cardno field work opportunitiesn.

The SAA Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS) helps increase the number of under-represented minorities obtaining degrees in archaeology. It provides funding to minority archaeology students, helping them enhance their education and successfully prepare for a variety of careers in archaeology and heritage management. The scholarship is overseen by the Minority Scholarships Committee of the SAA.

National Trust for Historic Preservation career center page

PerserveNet jobs page:

Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology Internship Program.

Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship

Operation Wallacea
Potential field research opportunities for both students and faculty available through Operation Wallacea
Several International locations

USAID Internships in Africa and Washington D.C.

What to do after your Anthropology BA

Shovel Bums website

Society for American Archaeology 
Federal government agencies 

American Association of Museums 



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