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Introducing the 2018 AAA Summer Interns

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May 2, 2018

Each summer, the American Anthropological Association offers two internship opportunities funded by member donations. Internships are six weeks in length and usually extend from early July through mid-August. Internships are unpaid, however they are 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: The Naval History & Heritage Command and the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Samuel Ropa is an anthropology major at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Samuel will begin his internship at the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage where he will be tasked with supporting the Folklife Festival as well as many other exciting programs. Samuel hopes this opportunity will allow him to hone his communications skills so that he can go on to share the importance of anthropology with a wide public audience.
Evan Olinger is a soon-to-be graduate of the undergraduate anthropology program at Ball State University. Evan hopes that his summer experience at the Underwater Archaeology Branch of the Naval History and Heritage Command will support his goal of becoming an underwater archaeologist. Specifically, he plans to take the conservation, curation, and research skills that he strengthens over the summer with him as he pursues a graduate degree next spring.


The AAA Internship Program relies entirely on contributions from our members. Make a donation to support the future of this vital program. 



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