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Internships offer invaluable opportunities to gain experience in your chosen field. Following are links to institutions that offer internships for aspiring anthropologists. However, don’t be afraid to veer of the beaten path and consider internships that are non-traditional for anthropology students. As the following example, provided by Douglas Hume (Northern Kentucky University), shows, anthropology students not only gain experience through internship, but bring valuable insight to different jobs.
"After learning how to discover taxonomic structure in language, a student applied these skills towards understanding the organizational structure of the financial institution in which he was interning. Through asking structural questions and card sorting, he was able to find that different versions of the organizational structure of the company existed depending upon the management level of the employee. Upon presenting the results of his analysis, his supervisor expressed such strong interest in the skills that this student had, that he offered him a job."
Explore other internship opportunities
The Field School offers undergraduate and high school internships
Disclaimer: The American Anthropological Association does not advocate for or against these institutions, but merely supplies information.
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