College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Resources for Anthropology Students

Building your resume with specific skills and experience is essential to finding a job that will lead you to a career in Anthropology. By creating an internship that suits you and your interests specifically, you can maximize your opportunities to have a greater chance of long term career success and satisfaction. Below is a list of books and resources that can help you gain the skills to develop an internship within a specific discipline of Anthropology.

Career Advice for Anthropology Students

Web and Internet Sources for Anthropology Majors

DVD-Multimedia Sources for Anthropology Majors

  • Three DVDs on careers in anthropology (available from AAA)
  • "Anthropology -- Real People, Real Careers" on DVD can be viewed by students in the Anthropology Office (AH315) during business hours, M-F between 9am-4pm

Books about Internships

    • Donovan, Craig P., and James L. Garnett. 2001. Internships for Dummies. --For Dummies. New York, N.Y.: Hungry Minds.
    • Fedorko, Jamie. 2006. The Intern Files: How to Get, Keep, and Make the Most of Your Internship. New York: Simon Spotlight Entertainment.
    • Russell-Chapin, Lori A., and Allen E. Ivey. 2004. Your Supervised Practicum and Internship: Field Resources for Turning Theory into Action. Australia: Thomson/Brooks/Cole.
    • Sides, Charles H., and Ann Mrvica. 2007. Internships: Theory and Practice. Fitchburg, Mass: Fitchburg State College.
    • Sweitzer, H. Frederick, and Mary A. King. 1999. The Successful Internship: Transformation and Empowerment. Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole Pub.

    Books about Anthropology Careers

    • Camenson, Blythe. 2004. Great Jobs for Anthropology Majors, VGM Career Horizons.
    • Gwynne, Margaret A. 2002. Anthropology Career Resources Handbook. Allyn and Bacon.
    • Nolan, Riall W. 2002. Anthropology in Practice: Building a Career Outside the Academy (Directions in Applied Anthropology, Lynne Riener.
    • Omohundro, John. 2000 Careers in Anthropology. McGraw-Hill.
    • Stephens, W. Richardt. 2001. Careers in Anthropology. Allyn and Bacon.
    • Briller, Sherylyn H. and Goldmacher, Amy . 2009. Designing an Anthropology Career, Professional Development Exercises. 
      Alta Mira Press.

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    There are opportunities for field work and library research in each of the four subfields of anthropology. Archaeological field school surveys are conducted alternate summers. The department engages in a series of funded projects, providing a wide diversity of research opportunities. Library holdings include resources for those pursuing cross-culture and culture-area research.

    Careers for graduates in anthropology lie in both the public and private sectors of the economy and are increasing. Opportunities may be found in teaching (public school, community college and college), federal and state agencies, social services, applied health settings, museums and international business.