Anthropology Summer Academic Programs and Opportunities
Summer Field School in Archaeology
DeeAnne Wymer, Ph.D., professor of anthropology, and a group of BU students hit the road each spring in mid-May to spend four weeks in southern Ohio digging at a Hopewell habitation site. The archeological field school experience enables student teams to rely on new imaging technologies to uncover another living site of the Mound Builders from 2,000 years ago.
Life in the Dig '11
- A new discovery every day
- Learning to accept dirt and live with it
- Turning a break into a new adventure
- Seeing history come alive
- Goose bumps precede final day
The anthropology department encourages students to acquire hands-on experience, and internships are an excellent vehicle to gain this experience. Each faculty member in the department can be approached to create and facilitate internships that are appropriate for students' interests and needs.
Past internships of anthropology majors include ones with:
- New Jersey State Museum
- Saint Barnabas Healthcare System in West Orange, N.J.
- Police Department of the Town of Bloomsburg
- Northwestern Academy - Northwestern Human Services
- Pinebrook Services for Children and Youth
- Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit's Migrant Education Program
Other Internship Opportunities
- Dig Ventures — For the first time in more than 10 years, there will be live excavation on the iconic Bronze Age site of Flag Fen, in Cambridge shire. In addition to the field evaluation, we will be examining the public archaeology aspect of the project, including a completely digital platform from which we plan to broadcast over the internet on a daily basis.These results will be subject to academic evaluation and will be presented at the European Association of Archaeologists conference in Helsinki, Finland, in September 2012.Spaces on the field school range from one day to three weeks; we have a limited number available, and will be accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Our acceptance window closes on April 30. Please visit www.digventures.com for more information about the project.
- ECELA Spanish Anthropology — Pre-registration is now available for the summer 2012 Spanish and anthropology programs. July 1 to Aug. 10 - Mendoza, Argentina. Registration deadline is March 31. Each six-week program's tuition includes the equivalent of two semesters of Spanish plus an anthropology seminar.
- University of Notre Dame and National Science Foundation — The University of Notre Dame and National Science Foundation will once again host a summer research experience for undergraduates (NSF-REU: Bab edh-Dhra' Bioarchaeology). The field school will be held from May 28 to July 13, 2012 on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The program provides a $400/week stipend, as well as funds for housing and travel to and from the University of Notre Dame. The application deadline is March 16, 2012.
- Sustainable Development and Social Change at Montclair State University — Sustainable Development and Social Change at Montclair State University in Peru from June 11 to Aug. 2, 2012. Three undergraduate credits in anthropology and/or Latin American Studies. Application due by March 1, 2012.
- University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology — The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is currently seeking counselors for its summer camp, Anthropologists in the Making. The eight-week day camp (June 18 to Aug. 10, 2012) for children ages 7 to 13 will focus on a different topic each week, such as “A Classical Odyssey” and “Who’s Who in Ancient Egypt.” Positions are seasonal and contractual. Counselors report to the Summer Camp Director.
- Graduate Program in Medical Anthropology — Creighton University has a new graduate program in medical anthropology to begin in summer 2013.
- PIARA Archaeological Field School — The 2012 PIARA Archaeological Field School at Hualcayan, Peru! Six course credits will be offered by the Universidad Nacional de Ancash - Santiago Antúnez de Mayolo in Huaraz, Peru. Feel free to contact us for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also on Facebook!
- Center for American Archeology — The Center for American Archeology in Kampsville, Illinois, is gearing up for Summer 2012. Anyone with questions can contact Mary Pirkl at email@example.com.
- Stone Center for Latin American Studies — The Stone Center for Latin American Studies offers an intensive six-week course in the vital Kaqchikel language and its culture.
- Adelphi University Department of Anthropolog — The Adelphi University Department of Anthropology welcomes applications from graduate and undergraduate students interested in anthropology or related discipline to join our 2012 archaeological field school in the beautiful Alaska Susitna Valley. In addition to participation in an ongoing research program, students will experience unspoiled Alaska wilderness, acquire important technological skills using state-of-the-art field based research technologies, and learn the fundamentals of archaeological field methods including excavation and survey. Backcountry hiking and remote camping are required. For more information, feel free to email!
- Annual Student Research Symposium — Call for Abstracts: 23rd Annual Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 13, 2012 hosted by the Saint Joseph's University Chapter of Sigma Xi, "A Celebration of Student Research" Details and online registration for the symposium!