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Research, Field Schools, and Internships

Archaeology Dig

Field Schools


Other Field School Resources

  • The American Anthropological Association has a searchable database of current anthropology-related field schools. Some are in archaeology, others focus on ethnography and other field methods. 
  • The Archaeological Institute of America has a searchable database of archaeology field schools. Some are for credit, some are not. Limited scholarship and grant opportunities are available.
  • The Institute for Field Research has a searchable database of field schools in archaeology, anthropology, and related (mostly environmental) sciences. Most are for college credit. Several scholarship and grant opportunities are available.



On-Campus Internships

General Internship-finding Resources

  • The UGA Career Center has assembled a list of general internship websites. Some of these are paid, some are unpaid. 
  • The American Anthropological Association has a searchable database of current anthropology-related internships. Many are in museums, the government, or private research institutions. Some are paid, most are unpaid.
  • Handshake matches you to internships based on your skills. UGA is a member of this network of internship providers.
  • USAJobs has internships in various federal government departments and agencies for current students and recent graduates. Individual listings have different requirements—read them carefully.

Archaeologists might like...

  • The American Museum of Natural History in NYC offers internships in archaeology and other natural history disciplines. Some are paid but the majority are unpaid. Most are research-focused.
  • Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, Colorado offers paid summer internships, which include housing, meals, and some travel costs. Interns can specialize in archaeology or education and get experience doing research as well as presenting and interpreting it for public audiences.
  • The Center for American Archaeology in Kampsville, Illinois offers paid internships. Interns gain field and lab experience, as well as leadership and crew management skills. 

Biological Anthropologists might like...

  • Zoo Atlanta offers primatology internships several times a year. These internships are unpaid, and available to current students as well as people who have graduated in the last 2 years.
  • The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has internships in many aspects of criminal justice, including forensic sciences and the medical examiner’s office. These internships are paid, but are only open to current students.
  • The Smithsonian offers dozens of internship opportunities, some in DC and some at satellite locations and affiliated museums and zoos. Some are paid or have a small housing stipend. Some are only open to students to recent graduates.

Cultural Anthropologists might like...

  • The Atlanta Botanical Garden offers internships in plant conservation. They may count for course credit. Internships are sometime paid, but mostly not.
  • Idealist aggregates information about hundreds of internships at local and national non-profit organizations. Some of these are paid but most are not.
  • Athens Land Trust offers internships in fields related to local, sustainable farming. Internships are unpaid but may be used to class credit.
  • International Rescue Committee Atlanta offers internships in fields related to migrant concerns and issues of integration, health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and power. Internships are unpaid but may be used to class credit. 


These courses also fulfill the Experiential Learning requirement:

  • ANTH 3050 Ethnographic Research Methods 
  • ANTH 4200 Field Methods in Archaeology 
  • ANTH 4261 Museum of Natural History Internship 
  • ANTH 4650 Technical Skills in Archaeology 
  • ANTH 4960R Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research I 
  • ANTH 4970R Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research II 

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