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Internship Information

Internship

The Department of Anthropology has an established internship course, ANTH 498 Anthropology Internship. It is a variable credit course (1 – 15 semester hours and may be repeated for a cumulative maximum of 30 semester hours). The Department encourages students to participate as an archaeological or cultural anthropological intern with the public (local, state, Federal) or private sectors. The prerequisite for this course is having junior or senior level standing. This course does require special arrangements with an anthropology faculty adviser as well as a completed course agreement form.

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Department of Anthropology Internships and Independent Study Opportunities

 

Human Osteology Internships

 

Position Description: Dr. Erin Thornton is looking for 2 undergraduate students for Spring semester 2019 with an interest (and previous course experience) in osteology. This position is a for-credit internship. The intern will receive 1-2 units (depending on time commitment) of ANTH 495. ANTH 495 are graded units. The student will assist with cataloging and measuring human osteological collections within the WSU Department of Anthropology. The position presents opportunities to gain hands-on experience with skeletal identification and osteometrics (including use of Fordisc software used for forensic analysis of sex and ancestry). This position has the potential to be combined with the 3D digital imaging internship also being offered Spring 2019 (i.e., students may split their allotted hours across both research tasks to earn credit).

Position Requirements: Dr. Thornton will be the intern’s direct supervisor. She is looking for someone who is reliable, self-sufficient and hard-working, The position will require 3-6 hours per week for 16 weeks (1-2 credits), depending on student skills and needs, the student can also log and front-load the hours (e.g., 1 credit for 48 hours, 2 credits for 96 hours).

Application: Please send an email and your resume or CV to Dr. Erin Thornton (erin.thornton@wsu.edu).  Your email should address why you are interested in the position, your current class standing, and GPA.

 

Internship
3D Scanning of Archaeological Remains  

 

Position Description: Dr. Erin Thornton is looking for 2 undergraduate students for Spring semester 2019 to assist with digital scanning of archaeological animal bones. This position is a for-credit internship. The intern will receive 1-2 units (depending on time commitment) of ANTH 495. ANTH 495 are graded units. The student will assist with 3D digital scanning of archaeological animal bones from the Maya site of El Mirador. The position presents opportunities to gain hands-on experience 3D image capture and editing.

Position Requirements: Dr. Thornton will be the intern’s direct supervisor. She is looking for someone who is reliable, self-sufficient and good with computers/technology. Previous experience with 3D scanning or image editing is strongly preferred. The position will require 3-6 hours per week for 16 weeks (1-2 credits), depending on student skills and needs, the student can also log and front-load the hours (e.g., 1 credit for 48 hours, 2 credits for 96 hours).

Application: Please send an email and your resume or CV to Dr. Erin Thornton (erin.thornton@wsu.edu). Your email should address why you are interested in the position, your current class standing, and GPA. You should also note any relevant computer or 3D scanning experience.

 

Biocultural Anthropology Internships

 

Dr. Courtney Meehan offers multiple internships to motivated undergraduate students every year. Interns gain hands-on research experience in biocultural anthropology focused on child development and caregiving, human milk composition, and the human microbiome.  Please visit https://labs.wsu.edu/meehan for more information.

Research Assistant

 

Position Description: Dr. Julia Cassaniti is seeking 2-3 advanced anthropology undergraduates (majors or minors) for a hands-on research internship. This position is a for-credit internship. The intern will receive 2-3 units (depending on time commitment) of ANTH 495. ANTH 495 are graded units. The student will assist with an exploratory research project that will examine connections between perception and attention. The position presents opportunities to gain a broader understanding of anthropology, learn about research development and design and data collection. The intern will be responsible for helping to conduct literature reviews, develop interview protocols, and carry out data collection in and around Pullman on variations in perceptual awareness connected to attention training techniques and cognitive biases.
Position Requirements: The position requires 5-10 hour per week and attendance at a bi-weekly project meeting. Dr. Julia Cassaniti will be the intern’s direct supervisor. She is looking for someone who is reliable and eager to gain research experience and skills.
Application: Please send a brief cover letter, resume or cv, and two writing samples to Dr. Julia Cassaniti (julia.cassaniti@wsu.edu). Your brief cover letter should address why you are interested in the position, current class standing, and GPA.

 

Research Assistant

 

Position Description: Dr. Marsha Quinlan is looking for a student interested in anthropology for a research internship. This position is a for-credit internship. The intern will receive 1-2 units (depending on time commitment) of ANTH 495. ANTH 495 are graded units. The student will assist with an ecological research project. The position presents opportunities to gain a broader understanding of anthropology, learn statistical methods, and gain skills in library research and literature searches. The intern will be responsible for assisting Dr. Quinlan with a literature review of statistical methods in ecological anthropology.

Position Requirements: Dr. Quinlan will be the intern’s direct supervisor. She is looking for someone who is reliable and eager to gain research experience and skills. Some statistical knowledge is preferred. The position will require 3-6 hours per week for 16 weeks (1-2 credits), depending on student skills and needs, the student can also log and front-load the hours (e.g. 1 credit for 48 hours, 2 credits for 96 hours).

Application: Please send an email and your resume or cv to Dr. Marsha Quinlan (mquinlan@wsu.edu).  Your email should address why you are interested in the position, current class standing, and GPA.

 

Research Assistant

 

Position Description: Dr. Marsha Quinlan is looking for a student interested in anthropology for a research assistant internship. This position is a for-credit internship. The intern will receive 2 credit units of ANTH 495. ANTH 495 are graded units. The student will assist with locating ethnographic or other images to help illustrate anthropological concepts. The position presents opportunities to gain a broader understanding of anthropology, and gain skills identifying and navigating library and online materials.

Position Requirements: Dr. Quinlan will be the intern’s direct supervisor. She is looking for someone who is reliable and eager to gain experience and skills. The position will require 6 hours per week for 16 weeks, or 96 logged hours, whichever comes first.

 Application: Please send an email and your resume or cv to Dr. Marsha Quinlan (mquinlan@wsu.edu).  Your email should address why you are interested in the position, current class standing, and GPA.

 

Science Writer

 

Position Description: The Department of Anthropology is seeking an undergraduate intern for a science writing position. This position is a professional for-credit internship. The intern will receive 2-3 units per semester of ANTH 495. The student intern will gain experience in science writing and professional communication. The position presents opportunities to gain a broader understanding of anthropology and network through contact with faculty and other professionals in the field. The intern will be responsible for reporting on recent department publications, projects, colloquium speakers, events, and opportunities. She or he will be required to read recent department publications, conduct background research, communicate and interview authors, and write reports for the department’s web site and social media accounts.

Position Requirements: The intern must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be receptive to feedback. However, no previous science writing experience is required. She or he must be self-motivated, have outstanding organizational skills, and be willing to engage in a professional manner with faculty and others in the field. The position requires a 5 hour per week commitment.  Dr. Courtney Meehan will be the intern’s direct supervisor. Attendance at a bi-weekly planning meeting and on-time delivery of reports are required. We seek someone who is reliable, eager to gain professional work experience and skills related to science writing, and is passionate about the field of anthropology, our department, and Washington State University.

Application: Please send a email and resume or cv to Dr. Courtney Meehan (cmeehan@wsu.edu).  Your email should address why you are interested in the position, your qualifications, current class standing, and GPA.

 

 

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