Archive for Internships & Employment

Anthropology Career Opportunities Presentation

Professors Jeremy Spoon and Doug Wilson will be speaking on Anthropology Career Opportunities at 4 pm on Wednesday, January 13. Register via Zoom:

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Oregon Heritage Fellowship

Oregon Heritage will award up to three $2,000 fellowships to full-time students of an Oregon university or college for researching, writing, and presenting a topic related to history, archaeology, cultural heritage, or historic preservation in Oregon. The application deadline is October 20, 2017 by 11:59pm. More info can be found on the Oregon Heritage website. Questions? Contact

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Internship Opportunity


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Anthropology Internship Program

Interested in museums?
The Anthropology Internship Program offers academic credit, unpaid and paid internships for undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in anthropology, museums or related fields. Anthropology interns work on projects relating to the collections or to the ongoing research interests of the curatorial staff in the museum or in the field. The department’s collections and research are focused on North American, Mexican/Central American and South American archaeology and ethnology; Asian, African and Pacific ethnology; and Biological Anthropology. In addition, internships are awarded in collections management, archives and conservation. Applicants should be enrolled in or have recently graduated from an academic institution. Acceptance to the internship program is competitive. The number of interns accepted in any given session varies and is based on staff projects. Internships are limited to a maximum of two sessions of work.

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Peace Corps Opportunities for Anthropology Students

Interested in living and working abroad? The Peace Corps is a wonderful opportunity for motivated Anthropology students to immerse themselves in another culture and to work side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. Over the course of two years, Peace Corps Volunteers live and work at a grassroots level, earn career and leadership experience, learn (or become proficient in) another language and have meaningful contact with other cultures.
For students who are interested in applying or want to learn more about the Peace Corps in general, please contact Portland State Campus Representative Lauren Hughey at (503)725-3015 or to set up a time to meet. Office hours are Thursdays from 12-3pm in the Career Center, which is the fourth floor of University Services Building. Lauren can answer your questions, share her experiences about serving as a Health Volunteer in Guyana, and provide tips and support for those who want to apply.
Additionally, there are opportunities to learn more at upcoming events. Check out our Facebook and the attached flyer to learn more.

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2017 Oregon Heritage Fellowship

The application for the 2017 Oregon Heritage Fellowship is now available!

This fellowship supports Oregon students researching Oregon. Oregon Heritage will award up to three $2,000 fellowships to full-time students of an Oregon university or college for researching, writing and presenting a topic related to history, geography, archaeology, cultural heritage, or historic preservation in Oregon. The deadline to apply is October 28, 2016. For more information visit here.


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Student Job Opportunity with Local Non-Profit

We’re looking for smart, hard-working students who work well in a team and are eager to make a real difference during the winter!

The Fund for the Public Interest (aka “the Fund”) partners with leading nonprofit groups from around the country, providing the kind of people power it takes to build organizations for the long-term, win hard-fought campaigns, and make real change on some of the most important issues of our day. And we’re hiring!

Specifically, we’re hiring campaign staff to work with Environment Oregon this winter on a campaign to protect Crater Lake. Although many Oregonians know Crater Lake as one of the amazing places in the state, logging companies push year after year to clear cut the old growth forest surrounding our only national park. We have the opportunity this summer to get our state’s leaders to permanently protect the area, but in order to do that, we are hiring for campaign staff to mobilize support.

We are looking for smart, motivated students who want to lead the way in working for positive environmental policy.

If you are interested in applying, visit our website at or feel free to call me directly at (971) 266 – 2464 and ask for Ian.

I’m looking forward to speaking with you more about our positions!

Ian Paja
Citizen Outreach Director
Environment Oregon
1536 SE 11th Ave Suite D
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 266 – 2464

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OMSI Exhibit Research & Development Internship

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is seeking an Exhibit Research and Development Intern.  This is an unpaid position which may be completed for school credit.  It offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to be involved with the research and development of an artifact-based display exhibit. This position is available immediately, and will remain open until filled.

Internship Summary:
The Exhibit Research and Development Intern for Lenses on the Sky display cases assists OMSI in the research and development of an artifact-based display exhibit for the NASA-funded Lenses on the Sky project. The project focuses on educating families on how humans have used observational tools and techniques across cultures and time to understand space phenomena. The ideal candidate will have a background and interest in exhibit development, artifact curation, anthropology and/or space science, and previous experience working with diverse populations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with community members, advisors, and other contacts to identify potential topics/stories/people to be highlighted in the display. Then, work with these people to conduct interviews and other research to gather content for the display.
  • Find, request, collect, document, and/or care for artifacts for the display cases.
  • Write copy (text) for displays.
  • Research and find images for displays.
  • Work with graphic designers and a larger project team to design the visual and physical layout of the displays.


  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Excellent writing skills in English required.  Strong writing skills in Spanish highly desired, but not required.
  • Cultural competency skills.
  • Interest in science learning and diverse cultures.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team as well as work independently.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Experience developing museum displays, including researching and handling artifacts, preferred.
  • Applicants with high interest in space science and museum exhibit development preferred.

Time Commitment:
Minimum of 16 hours per week for 3 months.  Dates are flexible, but May 16 to August 19 is preferred.


To apply for this position, applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and OMSI’s internship application (available to Carol Cruzan at  If you have questions about the position, please contact Carol at503-797-4693.

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MS Archaeology Research Assistant Position – Portland State University

Dr. Shelby Anderson at Portland State University (PSU) welcomes applicants for an MS Student Research Assistant Position as part of the collaborative Birnirk Prehistory and the Emergence of Inupiaq Culture in Northwestern Alaska, Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives project.

The student will join an interdisciplinary and international team of researchers working at Cape Espenberg, Alaska.  The overall goals of the project are to explore human interaction, settlement history, climate, and landscape dynamics in relation to the Birnirk archaeological complex at ca. AD 1000.  The student will work with Dr. Anderson on ceramic sourcing and technological analysis aimed at establishing the connections between people living at this site and those in the surrounding region.  A thesis project will be developed as a part of this work.  The position includes up to two years of funding (tuition and stipend) and an opportunity to join the field team in summer 2016.


  • BA/BS in anthropology with a focus or specialization in archaeology
  • Experience conducting ceramic analysis
  • Interest in arctic archaeology

See the PSU anthropology website for submission details (  The submission deadline is February 1, 2016. Please contact Shelby Anderson ( with any questions.

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Want to make a difference?

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Fall application deadline is Nov. 1.

PIRG stands for the Public Interest Research Group. We take on issues where the public needs a champion—someone to stand up to powerful interests when they push the other way. We know that smart policy solutions and real change won’t just happen. You need to organize, advocate and fight for them.


Our fellows don’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world—recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to urge our public officials to do the right thing. This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders within PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.

Digital Campaigners

Our digital campaigners help us design and win campaigns on some of the most important issues affecting the public today. This position is an exciting way to organize and motivate people online. Our online campaigns reach tens of thousands of people and spread the word about making change. This is a position for professionals who are ready to turn online skills into political action. We’re looking for people with sharp writing skills, savvy strategic ability, and a talent for using social media.
To learn more and apply, visit

U.S. PIRG is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

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