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Internship Program

The department sponsors an internship program that allows students to gain academic credit for supervised work in the Museum of Man, the San Diego Zoo, or the Safari Park. The three tracks of the program allow internship experience in:

  1. biological anthropology
  2. ethnology and archaeology at the museum
  3. primate behavior and conservation at the Zoo or Safari Park

In addition, internships are sometimes available in other venues, or can occasionally be arranged by students themselves with sufficient advance planning.

A combination of on-campus and on-site supervision makes these courses intellectually provocative but practical and applied. They are an especially valuable complement to a major or minor in anthropology. One four-unit internship (AIP 197) taken with the corresponding two-unit internship seminar (ANBI 187A, C and ANTH 187B) can be counted as one of the twelve upper-division courses for the anthropology major or minor.

Applications to these programs are accepted during the first seven weeks of the quarter before the one in which the internship is to be done.

Click here for application details or for more information about AIP more generally.