Anthropology majors can gain pre-professional experience and earn up to 3 units of credit by taking part in internships in businesses, cultural institutions, and agencies in the community. Examples of recent internship sites include public health organizations, museums, the St. Louis Zoo, and the St. Louis Police Crime Lab. Students may also serve internships in faculty labs. Anthropology majors who have completed at least 9 hours of coursework in Anthropology are eligible to undertake an internship for anthropology credit. Students are expected to find their own internships and internships in anthropology require a minimum of 8 hours of work per week and a final project agreed upon by the student and faculty sponsor. Before being registered for an internship, the student must turn in an internship agreement signed by the internship site supervisor, the faculty sponsor, and Kirsten Jacobsen, Internship Coordinator. Summer internships do not qualify for the Anthropology Department internship course. See the Career Center for summer internships.
Start planning the semester before you want to begin your internship so you will have time to interview at prospective sites. Be aware of the time commitment required by an internship, and think about how it will fit your academic schedule.
For information about internships in general, see Kirsten Jacobsen.