Academic Opportunities

The Department of Anthropology has many opportunities for students outside of the classroom.

Honors Thesis Program

  • Graduate with departmental Awards & Distinctions
  • Courses: ANTH 196A and 196B
  • Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.5 (major & overall)

Anthropology Ambassadors

  • Student ambassadors of UC San Diego Anthropology Department
  • Must have completed ANTH 196A&B of Honors Thesis Program
  • Enroll in ANTH 196C to become an ambassador

Special Studies Information

  • Applicants must have completed at least 90 units
  • Minimum GPA requirement: 2.5
  • Courses: ANTH 195, 197, 198 and 199

Also see: Anthropology Club & Mentor-Protege Program

Internship and Fellowship Resources

  • Latino Heritage Internship Program (February Deadline) - Offering 18 paid internship opportunities in a variety of positions like archaeology, interpretation, education and outreach.
  • CAUSE Leadership Academy (January Deadline) - A nine-week paid internship program. Students are exposed to thought leaders, policymakers and will have an understanding of how to engage in the politics of the day to affect the change they want to see in the world.
  • Diversity Opportunity in Conservation (March Deadline) - A ten-week internship program that supports student who are majoring or interested in art, art history, anthropology, archaeology, physical sciences, preservation of cultural materials, and the museum field.
  • HACU National Internship Program  (May apply throughout the year) - Corporate Component, partners with some of the leading corporations in the nation. Opportunities for both internships and full-time employment are available.