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Anthropology

Academics

Getting Started with Internships

Anthropology majors gain valuable hands-on experience putting what they have learned in the classroom to work.  A January or summer internship can provide on the job experience, a network of career contacts, and guidance towards a path you might want to take after graduation.  If you are thinking about applying for an internship here are some ways to get started:

THINK ABOUT

  • Time-frame: when and for how long
  • Location:  Domestic (close to home or anywhere) or overseas (where)
  • Type of Job Exploration: for example, museum, medical, education, software development, advertising, legal, financial, journalism
  • Paid or can you take an unpaid internship?
  • Do I need to apply for funding?

GET READY TO DO SOME RESEARCH

  • Prepare your resume and cover letter
  • Identify faculty and staff who can serve as references and ask if you can list them on your resume
  • Prepare for an interview

ENERGIZE YOUR NETWORK WITHIN THE WHEATON ANTHROPOLOGY COMMUNITY

  • Let the faculty know what your internship interests are
  • Be an active member of the Anthropology Club
  • Join the Wheaton Anthropology facebook page

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