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Internships give students the opportunity to work and conduct studies in community agencies, government bureaus, or anthropological field schools. Acting under the supervision of your academic adviser, students fulfill the departmental requirements and earn course credit as they apply concepts and research skills learned in the classroom to specific outside settings. In special circumstances, and working with a faculty member, students may conduct an ethnographic project to fulfill the internship requirements.
Internships are most appropriate for juniors who have completed several upper-division courses in their major and who have developed sufficient foundations in theory and concepts which they can relate to specific field assignments. Ordinarily, students fulfill the internship requirements in their junior year and lower-division students are not eligible for an Internship.
While all anthropology majors must complete an internship experience, the screening and approval of the student's chosen internship is done by the student's academic adviser of record. When approving a proposed course of action, advisers take into account both the type of internship sought and the student's qualities such as maturity, responsibility, dependability, and seriousness. Students must also have a B- (2.7) grade point average or higher in courses in their major.
1) The internship is completed prior to your enrollment in ANTH 198, which is only offered in the fall (students must have their internship approved by the adviser by 1 May to enroll in ANTH 198 that following September. Advisers will not approve internships over the summer);
2) A minimum of 10 hours of work per week in an internship setting that is off-campus, including field schools, for a total of 100 contact hours;
3) Maintaining a systematic journal of activities and experiences (that is, fieldnotes) that are due to your adviser at the end of your internship;