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Research and Internship Opportunities

Here are some resources for students interested in anthropology. There are research materials for class projects, internship and field opportunities and professional organization that provide additional info that may be useful to you.

Internships and Field Schools

Internship and field school opportunities for students can be found at the links below.  Always be sure to research these opportunities fully before applying.

Getting real-world experience in your discipline is very valuable, both for acquiring skills and building a professional network of people who might be interested in hiring you in the future or who could write you letters of recommendation for graduate school or jobs.  As opportunities become available in the region, they will be posted here.  If you know of any opportunities not listed here, please let me know. 

Scholarships

Gloria S. King Research Fellowship in Archaeology

The Maryland Archaeological Conservation (MAC) Laboratory is pleased to accept applications for its second year of the Gloria S. King Research Fellowship in Archaeology. The MAC Lab is an archaeological research, conservation, and curation facility located at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, the State Museum of Archaeology, in southern Maryland. The MAC Lab serves as a clearinghouse for archaeological collections recovered from land-based and underwater projects conducted by State and Federal agencies and other researchers throughout Maryland and is currently home to 8 million artifacts representing over 12,000 years of human occupation in Maryland. All of these collections are available for research, education, and exhibit purposes to students, scholars, museum curators, and educators and the purpose of the fellowship is to encourage research in the collections.

Eligibility: Students, academics, or professionals (employees of the Maryland  Historical Trust and St. Mary’s College of Maryland are not eligible); any subject in Maryland archaeology; must use collections at the MAC Lab; must be in residence full time in the MAC Lab; must provide a presentation of research to museum staff members at the end of the fellowship. 

Application process: A 1000 word proposal (no more than 4 typed pages, double-spaced) outlining the problem and the collections in the MAC Lab to be used, plus a CV plus a letter of recommendation.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the lab during proposal preparation to ensure that the lab has collections appropriate for contributing to the proposed research.

Stipend: Stipend to be $500 a week, with a minimum two week stay and maximum 5 week stay.  Stipend to be paid upon completion of fellowship for stay of two weeks; a fellowship of greater length will be paid in two installments:  50% at the midway point of the fellowship and 50% upon completion of fellowship.  On-site housing may be available for fellows, dependent on scheduling of fellowship.

Gloria Shafer was born on January 6, 1931 in Baltimore, Maryland.  She spent summers as a child on her family's farm near Chestertown, Maryland and attended Washington College. In 1955, she and her husband, George M. King, started a small excavating construction business in Anne Arundel County.  She had a lifelong interest in Maryland history and archaeology and contributed funds and services to individuals and organizations supporting this interest.   Mrs. King died on May 31, 2004 and this fellowship in her memory recognizes her many contributions to the preservation of the past.

Applications must be received at the address below by January 15, 2015.   Projects awarded a fellowship can begin as early as March 15. 

Please direct any questions to Patricia Samford at patricia.samford@maryland.gov and send application materials to: 

Patricia Samford, Director
Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
10515 Mackall Road
St. Leonard, Maryland 20685

The Council for Maryland Archeology (CfMA)

Student Scholarship/Stipend

Deadline = January 30, 2015

The Council for Maryland Archeology is currently accepting applications for a $250 stipend to a student presenting a paper at the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference (MAAC) in Ocean City, Maryland. This stipend is awarded annually to assist participating students with conference expenses.

Criteria for this award include the following:

  • The applicant must be a graduate or undergraduate student at a college or university.
  • Successful applicants will be registered to give a paper at the MAAC.
  • Applicants must show interest in participating in Maryland Archaeology outside of the classroom.

To apply send a letter or email containing the following:

  • Contact information (name, address, email, and telephone number).
  • An explanation or description of your participation/interest in Maryland Archaeology.
  • Your MAAC Abstract and a reference from a professional working in Maryland Archaeology.

This application should be submitted via email to the members of the Education Committee of the Council for Maryland Archeology.

Please copy all three addresses:

tara.tetrault@montgomerycollege.edu

m_creveling@yahoo.com

jeanneward@hotmail.com

CfMA Scholarship/Stipend Deadline: January 30, 2015

The MAAC deadline for the paper or poster title and abstract submission is

December 1, 2014. See http:// www.maacmidatlanticarchaeology.org

Resources for Research:

Below are several important links to resources and databases that may provide students with access to high quality articles and other materials.

Professional Associations:

Professional Associations provide an array of essential resources for aspiring and current anthropologists. The following list of links to several anthropological associations is worth exploring.

  • The American Anthropological Association (AAA) is the national organization for all four fields. Various associations with more specialized interests in anthropology can also be found here: http://www.aaanet.org/

  • Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA)  is an association of applied anthropologists working for government, nonprofits, and as entrepreneurs in the Washington, D.C. area. 
    http://www.wapadc.org/ 

  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) is the national association specifically for anthropologists who study the biological and cultural aspects of human existence. 
    http://physanth.org/ 

  • The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) is a national association dedicated to professional anthropologists who apply anthropological skills and insights to solving social problems.
    http://www.sfaa.net/ 

  • National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) is an association under the umbrella of the American Anthropological Association. Like SfAA, this organization is dedicated to the interests of applied anthropologists.  http://practicinganthropology.org/membership/ 

  • The Archeological Institute of America (AIA) supports archeological research and disseminates knowledge to the various public interests. 
    http://www.archaeological.org/ 

  • Society for American Archeology (SAA) is a professional organization, international in scope, that supports research, interpretation, and protection of archeological heritage in all of the Americas. 
    www.saa.org 

  • Society for Historical Archeology (SHA) is dedicated to the study of the material remains, oral traditions, and written record of societies, especially those of the last 500 years, which constitute the development of the modern world.  
    http://www.sha.org/

Maryland Associations:

  • Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc.
    www.Marylandarcheology.org

  • Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland Department of Planning.
    www.Mht.maryland.gov/archeology.html

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