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.
- September 12, 2014
Graduate Programs in The Anthropology and Social Change Department at The California Institute of Integral StudiesJanuary 28, 2015
The Anthropology and Social Change Department (ANTH) at The California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco, CA) currently seeks qualified candidates for our 2015 fall MA and PhD cohorts. We are a graduate department focusing on radical activist scholarship. ANTH is unique among academic departments in the United States for its specific activist approach to the field of anthropology. We believe that anthropologists should analyze, discuss, and explore the possible; that they should research alternatives; that they need to collectively reflect and debate the dilemmas of other possible worlds. This collective effort of understanding "real utopias" takes the form of analytic and ethnographic study of existing alternatives in the present.
Together with the activists of the World Social Forum, we believe that "another world is possible." The role of the new social movements, we are reminded, is not to conquer the world, but to make it anew. What, then, is the role and responsibility of anthropology and other social sciences? In a world riddled with so many crises, few things appear to be more relevant than the systematic research of counter-hegemonic knowledge and practices. Anthropology, in particular, is well equipped to participate in the ‘nowtopian’ task of constructing social scientific knowledge that looks beyond inequality, hierarchy, and ecological disaster. We offer both MA and PhD programs.
You can learn more about our programs through our website at http://www.ciis.edu > Graduate Programs. For admission and registration inquires please email email@example.com or email ANTH Program Coordinator Tim Moynihan at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthropology and Social Change Online Info Sessions
(all dates Thursdays 3pm).
To sign up www.ciis.edu > Click the “Admissions” tab > Then click on “Info Sessions”
- Feb 19
- March 5 &19
- April 2, 16, & 30
- May 14 & 28
- June 11 & 25
The AIDS United AmeriCorps program is the largest national AmeriCorps program with a singular focus on ending the HIV epidemic through public service. We build the next generation of public health leaders who have frontline experience in the fight against HIV.
Over its 20-year history, our AmeriCorps program has trained and placed over 700 Members in HIV-focused community-based organizations, such as clinics, youth centers, residential-care facilities, and social service agencies. Our Members have reached over 380,000 people through HIV prevention education and helped over 75,000 people know their HIV status.
Members serve on the front line of the HIV epidemic. During their eleven month service, they provide HIV tests, health education, care navigation, and other social services.
Our Members make a difference, earn experience, and gain perspective through direct service.
To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit AIDSUnited.org/AmeriCorps
- December 15, 2014
The summer internship program supervised by Collegium Civitas includes 25-30 hours of internship per week. Students can apply for a 4, 6 and 8-week summer internships, beginning on June 1, 2015. The summer internships end on July 31, 2015. Earlier and later start of the program is also possible. Interested students can register for academic credits and take a Polish language course.
(CREDITED) INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (IN ENGLISH)
The program offers a unique opportunity for a limited number of students to undertake full-time summer professional internships in various public and non-profit organizations in Warsaw, Poland that focus, among others, on:
Graduate and undergraduate students can apply. Civitas summer internship program has a rolling admission and interested applicants are invited to submit their applications to the program anytime until April 15, 2015. About the application process.
Inquiries about the program can be directed to the GEL team at email@example.com or tel. 646 670 6089. For more information about the program, application form and! costs click here.
- December 12, 2014
The Karel Fellowship In Public Interest Communications is a unique, hands-on, experiential summer program that inspires undergraduate students to consider professional opportunities and possibilities in the field of Public Interest Communications. This Fellowship is especially focused on translating personal passion for a more just world into communication skills that elicit social change. Fellows—either first-generation or minority college students—gain hands-on experience through working on social justice issues, under the guidance of a communications mentor at leading local, national and international nonprofits in the Greater Washington, DC area.
The deadline for submitting an application for the 2015 Frank Karel Fellowship in Public Interest Communications is January 10th. More information and the application can be found here.
- December 5, 2014
Career Kickstarter is a a 4-week workshop seminar series for seniors who are seeking a job post-graduation. In the seminar we review various job searching skills, to help with a job search now and in the future.
- December 4, 2014
The Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester, will be offering up to 5 fully funded PhD studentships to outstanding candidates wishing to commence their doctoral studies in September 2015. Deadline for applications: 26 January 2015
The Sustainable Consumption Institute aims to bring insight and clarity to a key part of the sustainability challenge: the role of consumption. It takes original insights from across the Social Sciences and subjects them to critical empirical scrutiny in order to advance fundamental understandings about processes of consumption and innovation, and to consider their implications for transitions towards more sustainable societies.
Further information: http://www.sci.manchester.ac.uk/sci-phd-studentships
- November 14, 2014
Field Notes: A Journal of Collegiate Anthropology, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee’s anthropological journal, is now accepting submissions for our seventh volume, to be published in the spring. The preliminary deadline for early editorial feedback is December 1, 2014. The final deadline is January 15, 2015.
If you have been working on original anthropological research and are interested in gaining experience in publishing a paper, Field Notes is an ideal opportunity to receive serious peer review and to publish in a journal recognized by the Library of Congress. We accept submissions from undergraduates and graduates from all disciplines, but all papers should address anthropological questions.
Sitting at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Transylvania (Romania) plays a fundamental role in the development of the European world. By its geographic location, it is situated on the main communication and technological axes in and out of Europe and, as a result, became a very dynamic zone of culture synthesis. At the same time, not only it has the largest salt concentration in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, but it also provides easy access to massive deposits of copper, tin, iron, gold and coal. Since the earliest moments of tribal and then state formation and development, Transylvania has been at the core of all power struggles in Eastern-Southeastern Europe.
Programs invite students and volunteers to explore, excavate and experience the genesis of European culture from the Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages. During the 2015 field season, we will continue our focus on the archaeology of “creolization”, looking at the way colonization is in fact a dynamic process that affects and changes both the so called “core” and “periphery” actors. Concurrently, both our archaeology and bioarchaeology programs are addressing how global events are expressed at the local level and examine processes of transition in liminal spaces.
All projects are designed as intensive hands-on field experience programs and, as such, are open for both credit student and non-credit participants.
Our bioarchaeology programs offer two different venues:
- Medieval Funerary Excavation - Lost Churches Project - Living and Dying on the European Frontier
- Commingled Remains Osteology Research Excavation and Workshop - Bioarchaeological and Zooarchaeological Approaches to Collective Burial Analysis
Excavation: Medieval Funerary - Lost Churches Project: the Making of the European Frontier
Location: Valeni, Harghita County (Central Transylvania), Romania
Period: Late Migration - Medieval
Session 1: June 14 - July 4, 2015
Session 2: July 5 - July 25, 2015
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: As the 15th century ends, the battle for Europe continues! The heroes (and their legend) that held back the Ottoman East have died: Vlad Dracula the Impaler in 1476; Holy Stephan the Great in 1504; Skanderberg in 1468. The fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the European defeat at the Battle of Mohacs in 1526 opened the way for the Ottoman expansion into Europe, all the way to the gates of Vienna. The Saxon fortresses and the Szekely armies managed to hold the Ottomans at bay as the Principality of Transylvania was born in 1570. Turkish pressure combined with the struggle between Catholicism and Protestantism has generated an extraordinary environment that impacted the local populations in a variety of ways, both physiologically and socio-culturally. During the 2015 season, we will continue to excavate the churches – and very well preserved associated cemeteries – that dramatically closed down at the end of the 17th century, to the point where they were erased from local collective memory. Our aim is to explore how major, global historical events are experienced at the local and personal (hence physiological) level, by the communities and individuals themselves.
Excavation and Laboratory: Commingled Remains Osteology Research Workshop
Location: Simeria, Hunedoara County (Southern Transylvania), Romania
Period: Early Iron Age
Project dates: July 5 - August 1, 2015 (includes around one week of excavation and three weeks of laboratory work)
More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/#!commingled/cyp6
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Description:The Simeria region in Southwestern Transylvania is a nexus of development throughout the prehistoric and classical periods. Situated on the Mures River providing both access to one of the main axes of communication in the region and fertile lands along the Mures and Strei Valley, the importance of the area increased dramatically during the metal ages due to its proximity to sources of copper, iron, tin, gold and easy access to coal. Furthermore, the imposing Magura Uroiului rock formation stands as a natural fortress, overlooking all natural and anthropic elements of the surrounding landscape. By its position and aspect, it provided both the practical and mystical components to ensure an intensive and quite often specialized use throughout Prehistory, such as the Hallstatt funerary monument which is the object of this study. This workshop is unique in its holistic focus. Our participants will be involved with both the excavation and the analysis of a large commingled assemblage consisting of human and animal bone. As such, the students will identify and quantify skeletal remains and place them within a larger cultural context.
Students and volunteers who wish to further expand their skill sets into human osteology, can further participate to our intensive laboratory programs, respectively:
- Human Osteology Research Workshop
- Juvenile Osteology Research Workshop
Our archaeology programs investigate three fundamentally different yet synchronous colonial environments in southern Transylvania (Romania), respectively:
- Roman Provincial Settlement of Rapolt (Excavation and Survey) – Life by the Imperial Roads Project – Colonial landscape strategies
- Roman Imperial City of Sarmizegetusa (Excavation) – Capital of the Dacian Provinces Project – First Roman city north of the Danube
- Roman Military Castrum of Cumidava (Excavation and Survey) – A Soldier’s Life on the Edge of Europe Project - Home of the VI Cohort Cumidavensis
Excavation and Survey: Roman Provincial Settlement - Life by the Imperial Road
Location: Rapolt, Hunedoara County (Southern Transylvania), Romania
Period: Imperial Roman - Provincial
Excavation dates: May 31 - July 4, 2015
More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/#!roman-provincial/c1kwh
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Our research area is situated between the richest gold deposits in Europe, the Dacian Kingdom’s political and religious capital and its fortified satellites in the Carpathian Mountains, and Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana, the Roman capital of the Dacian provinces and the first Roman city North of the Danube, southwestern Transylvania was a highly integrated military, political, and economic region. During the Roman colonial occupation, 102-271AD, our target area around Simeria and Rapolt shows a very dynamic and intensive synthesis of Roman provincial life, where a multitude of processes of colonization and creolization take place side by side. Our project seeks to explore and understand the integration of all these structural provincial elements along the main Roman axes of communication and transport. Our excavations will aim at evaluating the importance and impact of the proximity of the main axis of movement, communication and commerce on the Roman provincial rural life, and its evolution through time.
Excavation - Roman Imperial Urban - Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana, Capital of the Dacian Provinces
Location: Sarmizegetusa, Transylvania, Romania
Dates: July 5 – August 8, 2015
More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/#!sarmizegetusa/cna4
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Description: In the plains at the foot of the majestic Retezat Mountains in Southern Transylvania, rose the first Roman metropolis north on the Danube: Colonia Ulpia Traiana Augusta Dacica Sarmizegetusa. Located less than 50km from the former capital of the mighty Dacians finally defeated in 106 by Trajan’s legions, it was built on a strategic point where a battle between the Roman legions and the Dacian troops took place. Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana quickly became the largest city in Roman Dacia and the capital of the Dacian Provinces. With an area of over 30ha, it was a very imposing cosmopolitan center, featuring four Palmyrene temples (among many others), a large forum with associated buildings, an amphitheater, gladiator schools, imposing fortifications and several necropoles. At the present time, less than 15% of the site has been exposed, revealing a cosmopolitan and rich metropolis. Our excavation will continue the exploration of the structures associated with and surrounding the north gate of the imperial city. Intra muros, we are excavating the architectural environment of the cardo maximus (i.e. Horreum, Domus Procuratoris, etc.). Extra muros, we will continue to investigate the aria sacra and its temples.
Excavation and Survey: Roman Imperial Military – A Soldier’s Life on the Edge of Europe
Location: Rasnov-Cumidava Castrum, Brasov County, Transylvania, Romania
Period: Imperial Roman - Provincial
Dates: July 5 – August 8, 2015
More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/#!cumidava/c1tkk
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Situated half way between the amazing medieval city of Brasov and Bram Stocker’s Bran Castle, at the foot of the imposing Bucegi Mountains, the small city of Rasnov with its medieval fortress overlooking the Barsa Valley is one of the best places to experience Transylvania and its incredibly rich archaeology. Castrum Cumidava, situated a couple of kilometers from Rasnov near the Barsa River was instrumental in monitoring (and defending) the Bran Pass as part of the Transylvanian Limes. Home of the VI Cohort Cumidavensis (which was most likely formed in Noricum), the castrum shows a complete evolution from a marching camp, to a semi-permanent wooden fort, to a permanent stone military fortified ensemble. During our 2015 season, on top of our continuing excavation of the castrum itself, we will be conducting several geophysical surveys to better understand its evolution throughout the Roman occupation and attempt to identify the civilian settlement, as well as find out its association to the other points of interest. At the same time, we will investigate the interaction between the foreign soldiers and the local Dacian populations, trying to establish vectors of creolization.
All our projects are designed as intensive hands-on field experience programs and, as such, are open for both credit student and non-credit participants. For more information on these programs, visit www.archaeotek-archaeology.org . For thousands of pictures and perspectives from our past participants, visit our Facebook ArchaeoTek Community page.
- October 29, 2014
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 Cairo.
Working at AUC
Interns work full-time in one of seven university offices, such as the Office of the President and Office of Communications, which provide opportunities for professional development, mentoring, and substantive work. At the Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment, I recently returned from conducting fieldwork for agricultural and community development projects in desert oasis communities.
Program benefits include a monthly living stipend, faculty housing, private Arabic tutoring, subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more.
We have traditionally accepted a diverse array of students, including those with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Interested students should view the attached brochure and visit our website for more information on the program and how to apply. They can also visit our Facebook page and blog. The application is due January 15, 2015. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
- October 20, 2014
The Weitz Fellows Program will provide one-year jobs for seven Carleton 2015 grads at seven nonprofit organizations in Omaha and Lincoln, NE. Positions are paid, include benefits and funding for professional development, and will provide exposure to all aspects of the organization. This is an unmatched opportunity for anyone interested in beginning a career in arts management, non-profit management, or social change.
Info session: Tuesday, Oct. 28, noon-1:00, Weitz Center for Creativity, room 236
Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest
Nebraska Appleseed is an advocacy organization working for justice and opportunity in Nebraska via legal, policy, and civic engagement work. They focus on economic justice, healthcare access, child welfare, immigrants and communities. Fellows will participate in creating active legislation alongside a staff of attorneys, policy specialists, and community organizers.
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland provides comprehensive sexuality education and advocacy, as well as reproductive healthcare. The fellow will provide exposure and project management experience in development, advocacy and organizing, education, and health services.
OpenSky Policy Institute
OpenSky Policy Institute focuses on policy related to budget and taxation, particularly as pertains to low and middle-income families. They work closely with the legislature and governor’s office. The primary audience is lawmakers and media, and the work is bipartisan with a focus on data. The fellow will conduct research and analysis on state budget and tax policies, produce reports for policy makers, and develop expertise in policy areas.
University of Nebraska, Omaha Service Learning Academy
The Service Learning Academy is an office within University that supports university faculty and students, P-12 teachers and students, and community partners in the development and implementation of quality service learning courses and projects. Work will involve collaborating with partners and projects, assisting with program administration and management, as well as analyzing data on impact.
Women’s Fund of Omaha
Women’s Fund of Omaha focuses on research, grants, and advocacy around issues facing women and girls in their communities. They provide grant funding to service providers, advocate for policy change, and influence dynamic change within the community. Fellow will assist with research, policy development, communications, and donor and volunteer relations. Research areas include: economic conditions, domestic violence, and challenges facing girls.
Opera Omaha is internationally known for its productions of eight world premieres and four American premieres of classical masterpieces, and is highly regarded regionally for an extensive education and outreach program that annually reaches thousands from elementary school through adulthood. Fellow will work with all areas of arts management, with rotations in marketing, fundraising, production, and community engagement. Fellow will also gain exposure to rehearsal and mounting of a new opera production.
Joslyn Art Museum
The Joslyn Art Museum features European and American collections, and is renowned for its collection of art of the American West. Fellow will work closely with staff on projects related to the Museum's permanent collection, its temporary exhibitions, and its public programs, and will have the opportunity to participate in all phases of museum operations, including curatorial, collections, protection, education, retail services, outreach, development and marketing.
The Midwest Sociological Society offers TWO OPPORTUNITIES for sociology students:
- Student paper competition for undergrad and grad students - deadline Jan. 11, 2015.
- Research poster session for undergrad students - deadline Jan. 18, 2015.
In the paper competition-
Graduate and undergraduate papers are judged in separate divisions with prizes in each division. Prizes include a waiver of the annual meeting registration fee.
In the undergrad research poster session -
Undergrad students present their posters at the MSS Annual Meeting.
Who may enter the paper competition and poster sessions:
- The paper competition is open to grad and undergrad student members of MSS.
- The undergrad poster session is open to undergrad student members of MSS.
Students may join MSS for only $23, or $55 for a three-year membership.
Membership benefits include the opportunity to register for the MSS annual meeting at a reduced rate; and subscriptions to all MSS publications.
To join MSS, go to the MEMBERSHIP page at the MSS website.
To VIEW the requirements for the student paper competition AND the undergrad poster session, go to the students' page at the MSS website.
Or - DOWNLOAD one-page posters here:
Questions? Email the MSS Exec Office.
- October 15, 2014
Registration and call for papers for the Central States Anthropological Society Meetings in St. Paul at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Kellogg Boulevard from April 9-12 are now open. Students in particular are encouraged to submit papers and panel proposals. Please see the notice below. This conference is a wonderful opportunity to present work in an intimate setting.