Anthropology internships are designed for highly motivated students who are able to work in collaboration with their on-site supervisors and community members and are also prepared to produce a rigorous research paper based on their experience in the intern program.


Our students have worked at the Brooklyn Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, several nonprofit agencies, including the Pratt Area Community Council in Brooklyn, Make the Road New York, Mothers on the Move, and the Association of Neighborhood and Housing Development. We currently have several students working with Mapping the African-American, or MAPP project – an anthropology/archaeology-education project partnership between Columbia University and Hofstra University’s Center for Public Archaeology.

How to Obtain an Anthropology Internship

ANTH 190 a-z
1-6 semester hours

This internship aims to provide students with an opportunity to apply academic and theoretical knowledge to practical situations. A minimum of 28 hours of on-site internship work per credit in an approved academic, museum, government, non-governmental or research institution is combined with regular meetings with a faculty advisor; reading and writing assignments; and an in-depth term paper that situates the internship experience within a broader anthropological framework. Evaluation will be based on students’ on-site performance, as well as their written and academic work. Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least 18 semester hours of anthropology and permission of department chair. A maximum of 3 credits can be applied to completion of the anthropology major.