Our majors and minors often elect to do a 3-6 credit hour internship (ANT 462) during their junior or senior year.

There are also opportunities available for students to do Independent Study projects (ANT 499) with faculty members. Check with faculty members you might be interested in working with about any opportunities.

Internship Opportunities

Interested in working with immigrant and refugee-origin populations? See Dr. Esara Carroll for information on internship and volunteership opportunities with a range of local non-profits. Be it practicing conversational English with local elders, helping a social worker with a case, mentoring youth or planning social service projects – the need is great and your help is valued! Check out the Museum Internship Class (ANT 462/562) that ties in with the minor in Museum Studies and Public History.

Our majors are in the local community making a difference. The list below is a small sample of our past internship employers:

  • Refugees Helping Refugees
  • AIDS Rochester
  • Oak Orchard Community Health Center
  • The Hillside Family of Agencies
  • Local museums (Rochester Museum and Science Center)
  • Government agencies (New York State Office of Human Rights, the Ontario County Public Health Department, etc.)

See the Career Services webpage for more information on internships.

Independent Studies Opportunities

Interested in working in the anthropology lab? Our archaeologists and biological anthropologist often offer research opportunities working in the lab. Contact Dr. Ramsay about working on plant remains from ancient sites in the Mediterranean, Dr. Rawlings on examining animal and human bones from archaeological sites, and Dr. Smith about any on-going projects related to the local Frost Town site and the summer fieldschool.


In the past, Dr. Esara Carroll has hired majors and other students as interpreters, and data-entry assistants on her qualitative research projects. You can also reach out to Dr. Keating about his upcoming research plans with indigenous groups domestically and abroad.