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Anthropology Internships Abroad

Anthropology is an incredibly broad and comprehensive discipline. Yet there are a few steady constants which are common to the entire field, namely a focus on field research, an understanding of how human societies develop, and direct observation of how distinct cultures come to interact with one another. Need we say anything at all about the tremendous benefits of landing an internship abroad, where one can engage in all of these phenomena first hand during an invaluable intercultural experience?

Why Intern Abroad

An internship in anthropology allows you to apply your academic studies to practical field work in whatever your area of anthropological focus. Not only will you accumulate valuable academic knowledge and experience, but you will grow personally and develop a more well rounded perspective of anthropology in its broad context of global human understanding. An international internship in Anthropology is your chance to travel anywhere in the world and start applying your education. It certainly won’t deter your academic or career prospects upon return, either.

Locations

Geographical locations for anthropology internships depend heavily on your area of academic focus or personal interest. If your internship is part of an independent research project, as many anthropology majors require, then chances are you already have a specialized idea and location where you want to land a placement.

If your interests remain general, then consider finding an internship in anthropology in a location which offers a stark intercultural juxtaposition to your homeland. For instance the regions of Africa, South America, and the Insular Pacific, where a plethora of placements which involve working closely with local de-industrialized populations exist. Studying indigenous cultures, which have not yet been heavily influenced by the broadly sweeping hand of globalization, can offer invaluable insight into the diverse development of our human condition.

Internships abroad in developed nations provide an enlightening perspective on inter-cultural anthropological differences. Finding an anthropology internship in Europe, North America, or East Asia can enhance your experiential knowledge of how local indigenous cultures have come to manifest differently as distinct advanced societies.

Wherever you go in the world, remain constantly aware and vigilant of how anthropological differences come to manifest themselves in everyday life, both on and off the clock. If you are able to do so, your internship abroad experience is destined to be a resounding success in academic, personal, and professional development.

Internship Placements

Some internships in anthropology will be directly oriented toward academic research in a specific subfield, while others will be indirectly applicable through work experience in a related field. For example, you could find an internship working for an archaeology team in the Middle East as part of your field research on ancient Mesopotamian civilizations, or you could intern at a hospital in Cambodia as part of your research on contemporary differences in national healthcare. What this means is that your anthropology internship opportunities abroad are quite broad.

Both discipline-specific internships and work in related fields can be equally enriching. If not directly involved in the field of anthropological research, than placements in most public spheres can be potentially applied for credit in a particular branch of anthropology. Anthropology internships with organizations that work to advance social rights, community development, education, or healthcare all offer hands on learning experience working within a specific cultural context, which is after all the essence of anthropological research.

Anthropology is the study of human beings in all of our social manifestations, so the possibilities for internships abroad in the field are virtually limitless. Still, it is important that you communicate with your home university and work closely with the anthropology department to determine what type of anthropology internship would be most appropriate for enhancing your academic studies and future aspirations.

Benefits

Landing an anthropology internship abroad is a unique opportunity to transcend the four walls of a classroom and come face to face with the intercultural phenomena which form a huge part of the discipline. The whole world is literally at your fingertips, and interning abroad in anthropology is your chance to gain professional experience while greatly enhancing your perspective and understanding of the field. Interning abroad will not only advance your external knowledge of the human condition, but provide tremendous personal insight as well.

So get up, get out, and go see why field research is the core of your vast field of study.

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Find the perfect Anthropology placement abroad with Connect-123. International participants can gain invaluable work experience and a better understanding of a new culture. The program is available in Ireland, Argentina, and South Africa.

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Participate in an Anthropology internship in London with World Internships. The organization provides placements tailored to meet individual abilities and interests. Interns have the chance to gain professional and exceptional work experience, with plenty of time to explore various attractions in England.

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The Health and Wellness program provides immersive and experiential learning for students looking to work abroad in the areas of community and global health. We provide the opportunity to practice in the fields of public health and health education. We challenge students to consider all aspects of what constitutes a “healthy” and “well” individual, community, and world. This program encoura...

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ISA Internships provides opportunities for you to develop personally and professionally through a high-quality internship experience. We offer full-time, structured, unpaid internships throughout the globe with the option to receive academic credit in a wide variety of career fields. Through our unique one-on-one advising session, we’ll learn about your area of study, qualifications, past work...

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Apply for an Anthropology internship in Western European cities through CAPA International Education. American and Canadian participants can gain work experience and academic credits. The program includes homestay accommodations, lectures, and excursions.

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CrossContinental offers affordable intern abroad, volunteer abroad, culture/language immersion programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Gain hands-on experience, improve your resume, enhance cultural understanding, and build global network. Stay with a host family for culture and language immersion.

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China has captivated the minds of people around the world for thousands of years. There has always been a mix of awe and fascination for everything Chinese. In recent decades, China has been widely acknowledged as a global powerhouse, from cultural exports to business prowess, from the fine arts to technology. Chinese organisations have long understood the value of foreign employees for enhanci...