To receive departmental credit for your internship experience, you must follow and meet certain guidelines and expectations, including:

  • The work you perform must be directly related to an anthropology major.
  • Your sponsor must provide supervision and evaluation of your performance.
  • You must work a minimum of 100 hours on the internship during the academic term in which you are enrolled.
  • Additionally,  you will prepare a public presentation and a written report.

Before beginning your internship, you need to:

  • Identify an internship and make the necessary arrangements with the individual or sponsoring organization.
  • Contact the internship coordinator, Dr. Phillips ( for a current copy of the course syllabus.
  • Prior to final approval of the internship, identify 3-5 learning objectives and email them to the internship coordinator ( The purpose of this exercise is to help the student to assess whether or not, and to what extent, the proposed internship is able to meet their career/educational goals.
  • Once approved, the department will open the appropriate course (ANTH 369/ANTH 479) for registration.


During your internship, you are required to:

  • As outlined in the course syllabus, students will write weekly reflections on their internship experience and upload them to Canvas.Students will also fill out a midterm self-evaluation.
  • Maintain contact with our department internship coordinator (
  • Give a 15- to 20-minute presentation at a time and place to be specified by the internship coordinator (near the end of the semester). If your internship is during the summer, this may be delayed until the fall semester.



Upon completing your internship, you will submit:

  • an updated résumé detailing the internship and how it has contributed to your training as an anthropologist.
  • A final self-evaluation form.