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

  • Check out some of the internship databases available from the Filene Center.
  • Make an appointment with a member of the Filene Center Career Services Staff to discuss your interests and get some ideas
  • Attend on-campus information sessions such as the Job/Internship Fair, Major Connections, workshops sponsored by the Filene Center, Alumni/ae panels
  • Look at the opportunities highlighted by the American Anthropological Association.
  • Anthropology students have received funding for internships from The Davis Foundation, Projects for Peace, The Wheaton Fellows, Porter Cleveland Foundation, and have also used their Merit Scholarships for summer internships
  • Assess the skills and talents that you could bring to an internship.
  • 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