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American Anthropological Association Summer Internship Program

Intern Application Process Closed

Program Details:
The American Anthropological Association is pleased to offer two internship opportunities funded by member donations for the summer of 2015.

Internships are six weeks in length from June 27 through August 15, 2015.  Internships are unpaid however; interns will be provided housing and a meal/travel stipend.

Interns will spend approximately 40 percent of their time working onsite at the AAA offices in Arlington, VA, and the other 60 percent of their time working on-site at one of two locations described below.


AAA Internship Program Partnerships

NHHC Internship
The Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) of the Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC), the official history program of the Department of the Navy, is located at Washington’s historical Navy Yard. The office serves four main functions:

Interns can expect to work on tasks such as: preparing, undertaking, or following up on field investigations; conducting archaeological and historical research; reviewing, editing or preparing reports; synthesizing information and preparing policy or case study briefings; conserving artifacts; assisting with the UAB artifact inventory, management, and loan programs; coordinating partner and inter-agency correspondence; and participating in public outreach and education initiatives such as tours, lectures, presentations, and web presence.

National Museum of African Art Internship
The National Museum of African Art has the largest publicly held collection of traditional and contemporary African art in the United States. This collection includes more than 9,000 objects representing nearly every country in Africa dating from ancient to contemporary times, and includes sculptures, textiles, photography, pottery, paintings, jewelry, works on paper, and video art. 

The museum's mission is to foster the discovery and appreciation of the visual arts of Africa, the cradle of humanity. 

The selected intern would be placed in the museum's curatorial department, and their assignment would include object-based work related to a future exhibition. 

An interest in African culture and art is required for this internship, as well as a background in curatorial practice and procedures.

AAA On-Site Activities
AAA activities will include the following:

After Reviewing the above information, please proceed to the online application.

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