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:
- 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