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Academic Opportunities

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

Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC) 

  • Applications for Spring and Summer 2023 accepted until program filled, apply ASAP
  • 16 week educational internship, open to students virtually with in person opportunities 
  • Examine our foods systems impact on animals, climate change, Biodiversity loss, social justice, and public health 
  • More info 

CAUSE Leadership Academy (CLA)

  • Aplications due January 29th, 2023. 
  • 9 week paid internship program for Asian Pacific American (APA) students
  • Build leadership skills, connect with peers and mentors, and get a better understanding of APA issues. 

Council of Foreign Relations Internships (CFR)

  • New York and Washington DC based paid Internships for Spring 2023
  • Topics include: International Relations Theory, Asia Studies, Audio Podcast, Corporate Programing, Foriegn Affairs Marketing, Cyberspace Policy, and more. 
  • Interns may work in person, in hybrid capacity, or fully remotely.

Honors Thesis Program

  • Graduate with departmental Awards & Distinctions
  • Courses: ANTH 196A and 196B
  • Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.7 (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

Study Abroad and Field School Opportunities

 

Anthropology Mentor-Protege Program

The UCSD Anthropology Mentor-Protege Program (AMPP) pairs graduate students with undergraduates for the purpose of offering mentorship and academic support.  AMPP will offer workshops and information sessions on graduate school applications, internships and careers in the field, CV/Resume building, and lab tours. The pairing is optional and will be arranged based on shared interests

Undergraduate students who are interested in being paired with a graduate student mentor, please fill out the Protege application.

Graduate students who with to become mentors must fill out the Mentor application.

Any questions? Please contact the Program Director, Dylan Hallingstad O'Brien at dhalling@ucsd.edu or Program Coordinator, Nancy Donald at nturtlet@ucsd.edu 

Internship and Fellowship Resources



  • 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.