Opportunities for graduate and field schools, jobs, internships, fellowships, campus events and more. Most of the programs listed here have contacted the SOAN Department at Carleton specifically seeking participation from Carleton Sociology & Anthropology students.

  • The NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala is now recruiting anthropology, occupational therapy, public health, and students in related disciplines for its four-week summer session: May 30 - June 24, 2016.

    The field school offers transdisciplinary learning to promote leadership in social justice through collaboration with Guatemala-based NGO and other community partners.Graduate students and upper division undergraduate majors in anthropology, occupational therapy, public health or related disciplines are encouraged to apply via our website by February 15, 2016.  Admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis. 

    The field school is a project of the NAPA-OT SIG (National Association for the Practice of Anthropology - Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group) of the American Anthropological Association. Faculty include anthropologists and occupational therapists with credentials and interests in health care access and human rights, child development, and public health.

    The objectives of the program are:

    • To explore efforts to achieve social justice in Guatemala, a country with a history of ethnic and class violence
    •  To examine health disparities in Guatemala through applied medical anthropology theory and human rights discourse
    •  To understand the determinants of health and basic epidemiology in developing nations
    •  To provide a transdisciplinary fieldwork opportunity to students of occupational therapy, anthropology, and related subjects
    •  To promote social justice through partnerships in and around Antigua, Guatemala with NGOs, community groups, health care workers, and other social change agents
    •  To explore the concept of “occupational justice” as an emerging practice area in occupational therapy and applied anthropology

    Applicants students will have the opportunity to work in one of three project groups:

    • Health system accountability: Citizen Participation and the right to health in rural Guatemala
    • Midwifery:  Cultural Complexities and Health Care Accessibility
    • Pediatric Practice: Play as a Therapeutic Practice for Undernutrition, Feeding, and Development

    Students also will study Spanish a minimum of 9 hours per week, working one-on-one with certified language instructors at their own level and pace.  Visit for more information.

  • The University of Michigan Undergraduate Journal of Anthropology is a new journal focused on showcasing the best work produced by undergraduates in all four fields of the discipline.

    The journal is currently accepting submissions from colleges and universities across the United States. Students are encouraged to submit papers regardless of whether they emphasize their studies in sociology or anthropology.

    All submission guidelines can be found on the website at

    The submission deadline is March 1, 2016.

    Questions can be directed to

  • Do you have an interest in marine archaeology or African art? Maybe you just want a productive way to spend your summer getting hands-on experience working in anthropology as well as in an office environment. Whatever your career goals may be, the AAA internship program provides two exceptional students with the opportunity to spend a summer earning valuable work experience and living in Washington, DC.

    "I appreciated the reality of the internship, the kindness of the people I worked with and the glimpse of world-applicable work that I received," said 2015 AAA Summer intern, Emily Haver. "The things I treasure most are the connections I made with fellow archaeologists and culture enthusiasts, and the ideas they gave to lead me to my next steps in anthropology."

    Funded entirely by member donations, AAA internships are six weeks in length, running from the end of June through August. The internships are unpaid, but interns will be provided housing and a meal/travel stipend.

    Interns will spend the majority of their time working on-site at either the Naval History & Heritage Command or the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Individuals selected for the program will also have the opportunity to work on special projects at the AAA offices in Arlington, VA.

    Download and submit your application and supporting materials here, Link:


  • Urban Scholars

    January 14, 2016

    The City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Public Schools, the Metropolitan Council, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the State of Minnesota, are currently seeking future leaders for employment in a summer leadership development program for college students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

    • Full-time, competitively paid, professional resume-building work experience for undergraduates and graduate students.
    • Direct access to agency leaders including but not limited to the Mayor, City Council members, Department Heads, Superintendents, and Executive Directors.
    • A team-based community project that will be presented to City Council, community stakeholders, senior management and colleagues.
    •  Leadership and communications skills development as part of the Urban Scholars Leadership Institute
    • Networking Advisors to provide guidance to achieve professional goals.
    • Opportunities to create valuable professional networks.

    This highly competitive summer internship starts on Monday, May 23, 2016 and ends on Friday, August 12, 2016. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 19, 2016. This opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate college students regardless of academic major. Public sector experience is highly desired, but not required.



    • Must be enrolled and in good standing at an accredited two or four year college, university, graduate program, or law school or must be a recent graduate with a degree conferred between December 2015 and May 2016.
    • Must have completed first year of post-secondary education.
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States
    • Must be able to participate on a full-time basis for 12 weeks (40 hours per week)

    Please note that recent graduates (December 2015 & May of 2016) are eligible for participation and there is no residency requirement.


    For more information and a link to the online application, visit: If you have specific questions or need additional information, please contact: or (612) 673-2516.



  • Call for Editorial Board Members
    Submission Deadline: January 31, 2016 

    Student Anthropologist, the Journal of the National Association of Student Anthropologists, is currently accepting new Editorial Board Members. The board is composed of student anthropologists who support the peer-review process and publication of the annual issue of Student Anthropologist while also contributing through their own specialized function or role.

    Editorial Board Members typically work with authors one-on-one throughout the editorial process, peer review manuscripts (as needed), provide general support to the Board (as needed), copy edit manuscripts (as needed), and aid in the solicitation of manuscripts via their peer networks.

    Additionally, we are looking to fill some specialized roles.

    • Design Editor: an individual with interest or expertise in Adobe InDesign or Pages for Mac; effectively, this person will design and manage the look of the journal
    • Communications Editor: an individual who can manage the social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) of Student Anthropologist; someone who can regularly promote Calls for Papers, published issues, and related announcements.
    • Peer Review Editor: an individual who can manage manuscripts and the peer review database; matching submissions with appropriate peer reviewers in a double-blind process; adding new peer reviewers to the database
    • Book Review Editor: an individual who solicits reviews and books, works with a book reviewer through the editorial process, and copy edits manuscripts; see Call for Book Review Editor for more details

    Editorial Board Members should be graduate-level students, though undergraduates are welcome to apply for Design and Communications positions. We encourage students from all field of anthropology to apply. Those who are interested should contact with the following information:

    1. Full name
    2. University Affiliation
    3. A current CV
    4. If interested in a specialized role: which role and a brief description of your qualifications

    The deadline for applications is January 31, 2016.

  • 2016 Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Scholarship is open for the residents of New York City and of African-American, Latino, or Native American background who are enrolled as current high school graduate or recipient of a High School Equivalency Diploma.

    The Scholarship Deadline is April 1, 2016.

    More information can be found at

  • Society for American Archaeology (SAA): Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS)

    The SAA Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS) helps increase the number of under-represented minorities obtaining degrees in archaeology. It provides funding to minority archaeology students, helping them enhance their education and successfully prepare for a variety of careers in archaeology and heritage management. The scholarship is overseen by the Minority Scholarships Committee of the SAA.

    How to Apply for a Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS)

    DUE DATE: The HUGS and HUGS-IFR scholarship applications are due by Friday, January 29, 2016, 11:59pm EST. Email the application to

    Few college financial aid packages cover summer coursework, such as lab or field training, making such study an out-of-pocket expense for many students. The SAA is committed to assisting individuals in realizing their goals of entering careers in archaeology by offering two categories of scholarships: the HUGS and the HUGS-IFR.

    HUGS: This scholarship can be used for a field school, to volunteer on a project directed by a professional archaeologist, or to receive other forms of archaeological training. This particular scholarship, however, cannot be used for a field school run by the Institute of Field Research (IFR). For that, see the HUGS-IFR listed below. There will be up to two scholarships for undergraduate students and up to two scholarships for graduate students. Each scholarship is $3,000.

    HUGS-IFR: This scholarship is provided by the Institute of Field Research (IFR) and is to be used for an IFR archaeological field school in Summer 2016.

    IFR will cover the program tuition (up to $5,000) for a student who attends an IFR field school. If the field school costs less than $5,000, students cannot receive the cost difference as cash payment. Applicants must clearly state which IFR field school they wish to attend using this scholarship, and they must show that they have been accepted into that field school.

    The SAA HUGS program recognizes that there are additional costs associated with attending a field school (airfare, basic field supplies, etc.), and will thus provide up to $2,000 for expenses related to attending the IFR field school.

    The recipients of both the HUGS and HUGS-IFR will be selected by the Minority Scholarship Committee of the SAA.


    You must be a member of historically underrepresented minorities in archaeology, including but not restricted to African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, and other non-European minorities.

    You must be a citizen or legal resident of either the U.S. or Canada.

    At the time of application, you must be enrolled in a regionally accredited university in the United States or Canada, or if outside the United States, a university with equivalent accreditation.

    If the applicant is a graduate student, s/he must be in Year 1 or Year 2 of graduate studies. The applicant cannot already have an M.A./M.S. degree at the time of application.

    Note: Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders are encouraged to apply to the Native American Scholarships program for parallel funding opportunities.

    For questions about the application process, please contact the Minority Scholarships Committee Chair, Tiffiny A. Tung, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University at

    You can download the application form here; it’s towards the bottom of the page:


    It’s time to join with workers to unite against corporate greed! This past year we’ve seen strong fights and exciting victories. Student workers in Seattle won $15, adjunct professors have been organizing for fair pay and respect, hundreds of fast food workers have been taking to the streets, and communities have been mobilizing around the country against police brutality. This February, hundreds of students from across the nation are coming together at this pivotal moment in history to build a stronger movement for justice on campus.

    United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is a national student-led movement with over 150 locals. We campaign in solidarity with workers on our campuses and in factories abroad, using our leverage as students to win historic victories over multinational corporations. Now we want you to join us!

    Register for the National Conference and be a part of building a stronger movement of students and workers fighting for justice!

    This year we’ll gather on February 26 and 27. We voted to hold our conference at the University of Pittsburgh. The “Steel City” is home to the most bridges of any city in the world, the largest annual Labor Day parade in the US, and even the Steelers — named for the United Steelworkers, who’ve made Pittsburgh a union town since 1936. Workers in Pittsburgh just won paid sick days, and they’re pushing forward in their Fight For 15. At the University, adjuncts are demanding respect in the workplace, and they need students like us to have their backs.

    The 2016 National Conference is a unique chance to gather with hundreds of students committed to taking back our universities and demanding respect for workers and affordable quality education for all. At the conference, you will:

    • Learn how to organize National USAS campaigns in solidarity with workers on our campuses, in our communities, and who sew our schools’ apparel in factories abroad
    • Sharpen your organizing skills and get new ideas for your local group with workshops and trainings lead by veteran student and labor organizers.
    • Join teams of students already working to build our student-labor movement, share experiences with organizers from all walks of life, and make our work more dynamic, creative and fun.
    • Be part of a powerful, nationally-coordinated student movement that fights for justice, and wins!

    Click here to register now, and start planning your group’s travel to Pittsburgh!

    19 years after students formed USAS to counter the power of multinational corporations and corporate-friendly college administrators, we are celebrating our major student-worker victories, past, present, and future. We know that when we organize in solidarity with workers producing our clothes, taking care of our campuses, and fighting for education justice, we are stronger together.

    Will you join us to build a student movement to stop sweatshop universities? Whether you’re totally new to activism, or have some experience under your belt, register now and we’ll send you more information on how you can get involved!

  • The Central States Anthropology Society(CSAS)
    will have its annual meeting

    April 21-23, 2016

    Embassy Suites Kansas City-Plaza, in Kansas City, MO

    The Call for papers has been announced and can be found at this website


    This is a great conference for all anthropologists, including undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Career Kickstarter

    December 14, 2015

    Career Kickstarter: A Workshop Seminar

    --Two sections offered:

    Section A: Wednesdays @ 3:10-4:30 for 4 weeks: Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 27


    Section B: Thursdays @ 3:10-4:30 for 4 weeks: Jan. 7, Jan. 14, Jan. 21, and Jan. 28


    Seniors, apply to be a part of the 4-week career seminar that will help you figure out what you want to do after graduation and know how to get it. We'll cover topics such as how to:

    • understand your strengths and interests
    • search for jobs
    • network
    • write cover letters and resumes
    • interview

    ...everything you need to know to land a job.

    Applications due MON., JAN. 4 @ NOON on the Tunnel. Space is limited.


    Application materials include: (in one document)

    PAGE ONE: an information sheet listing your: first name, last name, class year, cell phone number, email address, AND which section time you're applying to;

    PAGE TWO: a list of 3-5 goals (full sentences) for what you hope to get out of this seminar;

    PAGE THREE: write a reflection about you and your career development up until this point (350 words max)

    Upload this document via the "Documents" tab on the blue menu bar - add new, select resume (application document).

    Then search for "Kickstarter" again and select your resume by clicking apply.


    -Senior status (class of 2016)
    -Extremely uncertain about future plans and feeling behind in terms of career development and planning
    -Excellent initiative and follow through
    -Desire to focus on own career development and planning
    -MUST commit to all 4 sessions
    -Those seniors who have never been into the Career Center are most encouraged to apply.

  • Programs are intensive hands-on projects designed to immerse our participants in an active research environment and provide the opportunity for the acquisition of practical, technical and specialized field skills. The research area focuses on Transylvania (Romania), a region essential to the prehistoric and historic development of the Old World – Europe. Transylvania, by its geographic position as one of the main access roads in and out of Europe, and by its highly fertile lands and natural resources (i.e. salt, copper, tin, iron, silver, gold, etc.), was at the core of the multiscalar transformative processes instrumental in European construction.

    In this context, research looks at processes of crisis management in liminal space-time environments, such as the European frontier. Programs are currently interested in two major continuity breaks in the region: the first one triggered by the collapse of the Dacian Kingdoms after their final defeat in 106AD by Trajan’s legions and subsequent colonization; and the second one following the defeat of the European armies at the Battle on Mohacs in 1526 and subsequent Ottoman invasion. We are focusing on questions of transition and persistence in liminal contexts, creolization, identity and status negotiation/representation in unstable and dynamic environments, socio-cultural and spiritual adaptation as it pertains to mortality, health and salvation in times of crisis.

    To this effect, there are several on-going projects, open to both credit students and non-credit volunteers:


    ARCHAEOLOGY – EXCAVATION (2 weeks minimum):

    BIOARCHAEOLOGY – EXCAVATION (associated 3 and 4 week intensive osteology labs are separate):

    For more information visit our website: , or contact us at . All projects are designed as intensive hands-on field experience programs, complemented by evening lectures, and, as such, are open to both credit students and non-credit participants. For thousands of pictures and perspectives from our past participants, visit our Facebook ArchaeoTek Community page.

    Projects are open to both credit students (both undergraduate and graduate) and non-credit participants (both student and non-student).


    The American University in Cairo

    The Program:Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic, and experience life in Egypt.

    Work and Available Offices:Participants intern full-time in one of eight university offices, working in a range of fields including University administration, sustainability, finance, student development, advancement, communications, and more. A detailed list of these offices can be found on our website. This program provides recent graduates the unique opportunity to begin their professional careers while abroad.

    Benefits: Program benefits include a monthly living stipend, furnished faculty housing, private Arabic tutoring, access to AUC faculty and staff programs, community-based personal development, subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more.

    Application: We look for a diverse array of applicants from a wide range of American universities, including students with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Potential applicants should view the attached brochure and visit our website for more information on the program and how to apply. In addition, visit our Facebook page and blog to learn more about living and working in Egypt.

    The application is due January 22, 2016.