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.

  • HRAF Internship

    March 5, 2015

    The Human Relations Area Files at Yale University is pleased to announce a one-year internship in memory of HRAF's former President, Melvin Ember. The intent of the internship is to learn about cross-cultural research and methods through practical experience. Some of the main goals will be: 

    1) helping Carol Ember, President of HRAF, prepare modules summarizing cross-cultural research; 

    2) read and analyze recent cross-cultural research with the goal of summarizing materials for researchers; and 

    3) learn about coding ethnographic materials by participating in a cross-cultural research project. 

    The application deadline is April 15, 2015.  For details go to the "Available Internship Position" in the lower right corner of HRAF's home page at

    Founded at Yale University, HRAF is an internationally recognized organization in the field of cultural anthropology. HRAF's mission is to encourage and facilitate the cross-cultural study of human culture, society, and behavior in the past and present. 

  • Want to develop your writing skills?

    Need valuable experience with communications, marketing, or digital media?

    Want a peer leader position that makes a difference?

    Apply to be a Communications or Publicity Fellow in the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE)! The CCCE Communications team manages all of the advocacy, publicity and outreach for the center. As a fellow, you will have real hands-on experience that can apply to most jobs and internships. The positions are flexible and can be shaped according to your skills and interests. Want to work in marketing or publishing? Help coordinate our newsletter, manage our organizational systems, and update our social media platforms! Or, if you are more interested in pursuing your artistic passions, help us design posters, create digital media, take pictures and earn valuable Adobe Creative Suite skills.

    No prior experience with the CCCE necessary!

    To apply for the position (or to check out others), visit

    Applications are due on Monday, April 6th by 5pm


  •  Challenge Detroit is now accepting applications for their fourth class of Fellows and host companies!

    Challenge Detroit is a national initiative focused on revitalizing Detroit by retaining and attracting top talent to share their intellectual capital with the City. Challenge Detroit provides this talent the opportunity to live, work, play, give, and lead in Detroit. If interested in the program please visit the  Application Page! 

    Challenge Detroit is accepting Phase One applications until Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 11:59PM EST. Once again, we will invite approximately 30 Fellows to participate in the program, and therefore space is limited to approximately 30 host companies.

  • Exciting Health Equity Service Year Opportunity:

    Do you know a graduating senior who is passionate about health equity, wants experience in community health, and is seeking a meaningful gap year opportunity? Send them our way! We’re accepting applications through 4.3.15 for the 2015-16 College Health Corps AmeriCorps VISTA program. Our VISTA members earn a living stipend while giving a year of service focused on increasing access to healthcare for underserved communities. VISTAs serve at clinics, nonprofits, and campuses across the state and work on healthy lifestyle, chronic disease management, oral health, mental health initiatives, and more. Find out how to apply here.  Please contact Sinda Nichols at or 612-436-2080 for more information.

  • University of Minnesota Archaeological Field School

    Field Investigations of the Sheffield site: Oneota archaeology in the St. Croix Valley

    Sheffield Site 

    • Where: Sheffield Oneota village and mounds 10 miles north of Stillwater, MN
    • When: June15-July 9, 2015. Monday -Thursday, 8:30am-4:00pm
    • Credits: 6
    • Course fee: TBD (usually around $300-350)

    To register contact Dr. Ed Fleming (Dept of Anthropology, Science Museum of Minnesota)

    Learn more about the project on Facebook: The Sheffield Site

  • Students are encouraged to participate in this annual poster session at the American Anthropological Association meetings featuring undergraduate student research. This is the TENTH year and it keeps growing!

    First Rites: Innovative Undergraduate Research in Anthropology

    Undergraduate students are an increasingly important element in the production of anthropological knowledge. In its best form, undergraduate research can be seen as an apprenticeship, wherein the novitiate is granted a partnership and some degree of agency in pushing the boundaries of and crossing into new frontiers of shared knowledge. Collaboration with undergraduate students in research is one of the important ways we can facilitate innovation within our discipline. Their research breaks down classroom/research boundaries, focuses on the importance of experiential learning, and exploits the naiveté and vigor of students not yet indoctrinated into paradigmatic complacency. Undergraduate students can be agents and partners in reshaping the landscape of anthropology. The importance of undergraduate research and scholarly activity is underscored both in financial support by federal-level agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Institutes of Health, and the growing number of faculty-student collaborations in anthropology departments across the globe. Through their engagement, undergraduate students challenge current boundaries and present their findings in the inter-disciplinary medium of visual posters to enrich anthropological inquiry into the human experience.

    This session is generously sponsored by the Society for Visual Anthropology. Students are encouraged to highlight both their work and their visual acumen via research posters of their projects. The SVA will evaluate all entries in this session and recognize exemplary posters – that is, those that maximize the possibilities of the format – with a prize.

    Interested students must

    (1) Become a student member of the AAA, if they have not already.

    (2) Register for the conference at

    (3) Upload their poster title and abstract by April 10. Our session is sponsored by the Society for Visual Anthropology, so please indicate them as the reviewer. Choose “First Rites: Innovative Undergraduate Research in Anthropology” as the poster session in which you would like to participate.

    (4) Send Dr. Deb Rotman ( a copy of the following information

                   Student name(s)
                   Email contact(s)
                   Poster title
                   Poster abstract

    Last year 32 students from 27 different institutions participated. All questions may be sent to Dr. Deb Rotman at the email address above.

  • ASA Honors Program

    February 6, 2015

    American Sociological Association

     Honors Program

    The Honors Program provides undergraduate sociology students a rich introduction to the professional life of the discipline. Exceptional sociology students from throughout the country and the world come together for four days and experience all facets of the ASA Annual Meetings. By participating in the Honors Program, students develop long-lasting networks with other aspiring sociologists while their sponsoring departments have a chance to “showcase” their own quality programs and their most outstanding students.

    At the 2015 ASA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, Honors Program students will:

    • Attend a special Honors Program Reception and other events where they interact with other undergraduate sociology students;
    • Participate in an Honors Roundtable paper session as well as ASA events including the Welcoming Party, Department Alumni Night, and regular paper sessions and roundtables;
    • Learn all about the activities, sections, and governance of the ASA;
    • Meet and talk with sociologists representing graduate programs around the country; and
    • Attend "Conversations With ... " sessions with prominent sociologists that are reserved for Honors Program students only.

    Participation in the Honors Program requires nomination by a sociology faculty member at your college or university. Your completed application, including the faculty recommendation letter, should be postmarked by February 15, 2015. After that date, applications will be accepted only if places are available and on a first come, first served basis.

    More information and an application can be found at



  • The American Anthropological Association is pleased to offer two internship opportunities funded by member donations!

    Internships are six weeks in length during the summer of 2015. While the internships are unpaid, interns will be provided with housing and a meal/travel stipend. Interns will spend approximately 40 percent of their time working onsite at the AAA offices in Arlington, VA with the other 60 percent of their time working onsite at one of two locations described below.


    • Undergraduate students in their junior or senior year
    • First Year Graduate students (completing the first year of graduate work by June 2014)

    Applications can be found on the AAA website under the heading AAA Summer Internship Program.

    • Call for Applications Opens: February 6, 2015  
    • Application Deadline: March 15, 2015


    Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC) Internship

    The Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) of the Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC), the official history program of the Department of the Navy, is located at Washington's historical Navy Yard. The office serves four main functions:

    • Cultural Resource Management, Historic Preservation & Policy Development - Resource management involves implementing an overall cultural heritage policy, ensuring Navy remains in compliance with federal laws and regulations, forming a sunken military craft inventory, crafting individual site management plans, coordinating violation enforcement, coordinating human remains issues, and extensive collaboration with federal, state, local agencies, international counterparts, the non-profit sector, the private sector and the public to best manage sunken military craft.  
    • Archaeological & Historical Research - Intrinsically tied to the management of sunken military craft are the inventory, survey, assessment, documentation, research and monitoring of these ship and aircraft wrecks.  NHHC undertakes archaeological research as a lead agency, as a collaborator, as a guide, and as a monitor and permit-issuer in the case of external archaeological surveys and/or actions that disturb sunken military craft.  
    • Artifact Conservation & Curation - All historic artifacts recovered from an underwater environment require some form of conservation and a proper curation environment to remain in a stable condition. NHHC, via its Archaeology & Conservation Laboratory, is directly responsible for nearly 14,000 artifacts originating from sunken military craft.  
    • Education, Public Relations & Information Dissemination - Public education and outreach is a fundamental mission component of NHHC as it helps promote the Navy's heritage and preserve its sunken military craft from disturbance. Information dissemination occurs through channels such as publications, presentations, lectures, a web and social media presence, and press coverage is pursued on a regular basis.

    Interns can expect to work on a variety of tasks depending on their research interests and office priorities, such as: preparing, undertaking, or following up on field investigations; conducting archaeological and historical research; reviewing, editing or preparing reports; synthesizing information and preparing policy or case study briefings; conserving artifacts; assisting with the UAB artifact inventory, management, and loan programs; coordinating partner and inter-agency correspondence; and participating in public outreach and education initiatives such as tours, lectures, presentations, and web presence.


    National Museum of African Art Internship

    The National Museum of African Art has the largest publicly held collection of traditional and contemporary African art in the United States. This collection includes more than 9,000 objects representing nearly every country in Africa dating from ancient to contemporary times, and includes sculpture, textiles, pottery, jewelry, photography, paintings, works on paper, and video art.

    The museum's mission is to foster the discovery and appreciation of the visual arts of Africa, the cradle of humanity.

    • The selected intern would be placed in the museum's curatorial department and their assignment would include object-based work related to a future exhibition.
    • An interest in African culture and art is required for this internship, as well as a background in curatorial practice and procedures.

    AAA On-Site Activities

    AAA activities are to include:

    • Assisting in the planning for the RACE: Are We So Different?  press viewing for its opening at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
    • Researching membership trends in the AAA 
    • Developing and drafting materials for the AAA bi-weekly podcasts
    • Drafting text for Anthropology News (AN) newsletter articles 
    • Other activities as assigned
  • 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 > Graduate Programs. For admission and registration inquires please email or email ANTH Program Coordinator Tim Moynihan at:

    To apply:


    Anthropology and Social Change  Online Info Sessions

    (all dates Thursdays 3pm).

    To sign up > Click the “Admissions” tab > Then click on “Info Sessions”

    • Feb 19
    • March 5 &19
    • April 2, 16, & 30
    • May 14 & 28
    • June 11 & 25




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    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. 

    AC-iMac3Over 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

  • 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. 


    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 or tel. 646 670 6089. For more information about the program, application form and! costs click here.





  • 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.