Anthropology Department

Internship Resources and Opportunities 2012-2013

Internship Resources and Opportunities

Students should department workshops on Internships. One will be scheduled this fall (TBA). Students should also attend Career Services Internship & Job Search events. These events will offer students first hand information from faculty and employers on the best strategies for interning with a local organization. 

Anthropology Internship Program
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Information on the program, including the syllabus and Work Plan form.

Anthropology Internships (doc)
Descriptions of Selected Sites and Organizations

The Anthropology Department's list of selected internship sites. The list includes sites where students interned previously and many other potential sites. Some of the potential sites may involve formal arrangements with the GVSU Anthropology Department.

New Internship: Internship Opportunity at the Downtown Market Grand Rapids this summer 2013. The position is for an Market Assistant/Event Coordinator intern, below is a link which includes the job description, as well as the online application:
https://downtownmarketgr.wufoo.com/forms/internship-market-assistantevent-coordinator/

2012 Ottawa County Field School

Historic Charlton Park Internship

New Site: The Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum—contact Dr. Mark Gleason (gleason@mtu.edu 304 7765).  We are currently talking to the director to organize the internship program with them.  They already have had interns from the History Department from GVSU.  Typically their internship agreement requires 240 hours over a 15 week period.  Three internships are available (January through April, May through August and September through December).

New Site: The Michigan Maritime Museum has a good number of opportunities for internships in the fields of collections, education, preservation, administration, interpretation and historical reenactment.  They are located in South Haven on the pier and also maintain a tall ship that sails in Lake Michigan.  Please contact Mary Stephens Education and Volunteer Coordinator (mstephens@michiganmaritimemuseum.org 269.637.8078

New Site: The Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division has two internships per semester available, one that is more laboratory based and one that is more field based.  The placement is highly competitive but interested students should contact James Pearson (piersonj@michigan.gov)

Internship Profiles Selected recent student descriptions of their successful internships.
Non-Profit Directory Find an internship by search for an area nonprofit organization (Non-ProfitList.org)

Experience Matters!
("Why Do an Internship?" Brochure)

A Career Services tool designed as a showcase for students' internship experiences.  
Laker Jobs Students can search a database for jobs and internships:
http://www.gvsu.edu/lakerjobs/
 Career Services  From helping you build your first  résumé to coaching you on how to evaluate a job or internship offer, Career Services can assist you at each step of your job search.
Internship and Job Resources and Links Flyer (pdf)  A comprehensive list of resources and links for internships, including on- and off-campus resources and organizations.

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