What type of internships can I look into while working towards my degree in Sociology and Anthropology?
I am looking for an internship for my senior year in my undergraduate studies. I'm looking because it seems to me that most students receive jobs faster when they have done an internship at some point throughout their college career. It seems to be a great way to get my foot in the door, build up my resume, and find a job in the long run. #internships #undergraduate #sociology #resume-writing #anthropology #intern #gerontology
Professor SIR Lloyd Christopher Stanton
Professor SIR Lloyd’s Answer
Try a summer internship at the Anthropology Outreach Program, Smithsonian Institution
With world-class scientists, professionals, and facilities, the Smithsonian serves as the top target for students and professionals seeking training and experience in a variety of disciplines from research to business ventures to public outreach.
Opportunities for research and study, crossing many educational levels from high school student to senior scientist, are available though our academic appointments. Through these internships, fellowships and other academic appointments the Museum provides a diverse assortment of opportunities to participate and learn.
The National Museum of Natural History hosts many opportunities for professional development through internship appointments. Each year more than 200 students participate in internships throughout the NMNH.
There are a wide variety of opportunities, from short-term appointments to long-term relationships, that welcome students and dedicated individuals interested in contributing to the efforts of the Museum.
Through formal programs or informal appointments, our initiatives allow a diverse group of people with varied interests, strengths, and goals to encounter the many facets of the NMNH by working with, and learning from, our professionals and scholars. For information about becoming an intern at the National Museum of Natural History, visit internship web page or contact:
Internship Quick Links
Main internship web page
List of Internship Projects
Office of Academic Services
National Museum of Natural History
10th Street & Constitution Ave., NW
NHB MRC 106, Room 59A
P.O. Box 37012
Hi there. Internships can be either paid or unpaid. They provide you with experience and exposure to the type of employment you will be seeking upon graduation. So, following your interests and doing some research on the current job market should help you to be more targeted in your approach to looking for an internship for the summer months. The time for applying to internships is typically as early was February through April. You may want to consider a community service or volunteer experience in the USA or abroad that matches your interests. Consulting companies that place college students in these types of programs can be outrageously expensive but with careful research and planning you should be able to find something to suit your needs. Feel free to ask a follow-up question as your question is very general.