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   Archeological Anthropology
The Anthropology Department is pleased to announce that it has a small pool of funds this year for undergraduate student awards for professional development activities. Funding is available in three categories: summer field school support; conference travel; and poster printing. Click here for more information.

Applied Anthropology

Biological Anthropology (Primatology, Paleoanthropology, Medical Anthropology) 

Sepela Field Programs offers immersive, international field courses based on the central themes of conservation and cultural exchange.  We are currently accepting applications for a variety of outdoor programs in South Africa for 2018. We are also now scheduling Wilderness First Aid courses for groups.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: REFER TO ABOVE LINK

Field Projects International (formerly PrimatesPeru) is offering multiple opportunities for students to gain field experience and training at two field stations this winter. click on link above for details

Sociocultural Anthropology (Ethnography, Applied Anthro, Environmental Anthro)

Archeological Anthropology 

Shovel Bums website

Employment, Internships, and Scholarship Opportunities

Purdue Center for Global Food Security is seeking motivated Purdue undergraduate students who are passionate about food security to work as interns for the Fall 2017 semester. Students who have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate study in any major are welcome to apply. Interns will work on a variety of projects, including the U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program. The position is for 10 hours/week with $10/hour compensation.

The Purdue Anthropology Department is pleased to announce the availability of a small pool of funds to support field school participation for summer 2017!  Currently registered Anthropology majors applying to a field school from an accredited US or international university or reputable field training organization are eligible to apply. Because the funds are limited, and depending on demand, awards will likely be a maximum of $750. Attached please find the application.

If you are researching field school opportunities, please keep the following in mind:

• Please consult an Anthropology faculty mentor or the Undergraduate Director if you are unsure if a field school is legitimate

• If you would like to receive transfer credit from a field school, please consult Sue Graham (sgraham@purdue.edu) for course credit policy and forms

These funds may be combined with other sources of funds, such as those from the university or a professional association. However, award recipients may not accept concurrent funding that duplicates the purposes and costs supported by the department travel grant as listed on the application. You will be expected to follow the university procedures for requesting travel permission (for international travel) and for filing reimbursement claims.

Students can apply for support now for summer field schools, and awards will be contingent on your acceptance and commitment to enroll in the program.

The deadline for submissions for Spring 2017 travel is Friday, March 10, 2017. (We anticipate that additional funds will be available in the 2017-18 school year, so look for additional announcement in Spring 2018.)

Attention Anthropology majors: The Purdue Anthropology Department is making a small pool of funds available to support conference travel for Anthropology majors!  Currently registered Purdue Anthropology majors presenting and/or co-authoring a paper or poster at a professional or academic conference are eligible to apply. Because the funds are limited, and depending on demand, awards will likely be a maximum of $500. Attached please find the application for departmental travel grants for spring 2017.

These funds can be combined with other sources of funds, such as from faculty research funds or support from a professional association. However, award recipients may not accept concurrent funding that duplicates the purposes and costs supported by the department travel grant and listed on the application. You will be expected to follow the university procedures for requesting travel permission and for filing reimbursement claims.

Students can apply for funds for spring conferences now, and awards will be contingent on acceptance of the paper or poster for presentation at the professional meeting.

The deadline for submissions for Spring 2017 travel is Friday, February 10, 2017, by noon. (We anticipate that additional funds will be available in the 2017-18 school year, so look for an additional announcement at the beginning of fall semester.)

Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

Cardno field work opportunities

Institute for Field Research 2017 Scholarships in seven categories. IFR recognizes that the cost of field schools may be a significant barrier for students wishing to explore field archaeology. We believe that exceptional students should be encouraged to pursue careers in archaeology and that scholarships must also recognize excellence. To that end, the IFR is proud to announce its 2017 scholarships.

Dr. Veile is seeking an undergraduate intern to assist with the generation of manuscripts from an ongoing maternal-child health project. Data come from a very rural indigenous Mexican farming village. The project focuses on the recent trend toward hospital births and rising cesarean birth rates in rural Mexico. In this phase, Dr. Veile and colleagues will examine the relationships between birthing practices and: child health outcomes, mother-child attachment, breastfeeding patterns, and women's reproductive decision-making. Click here for more information.

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Washington, DC Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in the nation's capital. The program features a demanding mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cultural encounters designed to provide interns with a rich and varied experience during their time in Washington.

A $125 non-refundable program fee must be submitted with the application. This fee helps to defray the costs of administering the summer internship program and the accompanying seminar presentations. Internship program participants, upon successful fulfillment of the program's academic and internship requirements, will receive a $1,000 fellowship stipend. Please follow the link above for more details.

HRAF at Yale University: The Human Relations Area Files at Yale University is pleased to announce a one-year internship in memory of HRAF's former President, Melvin Ember. The intent of the internship is to learn about cross-cultural research and methods through practical experience. 

HUGS 
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.

Sacramento Archeological Society, Inc. - Student Scholarship Site

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.

Internships in Anthropology

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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