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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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 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.
- 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.
- American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) is the national association specifically for anthropologists who study the biological and cultural aspects of human existence.
- The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) is a national association dedicated to professional anthropologists who apply anthropological skills and insights to solving social problems.
- 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.
- The Archeological Institute of America (AIA) supports archeological research and disseminates knowledge to the various public interests.
- 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.
- 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.