Fieldwork, Internship, and Research Opportunities

Paid positions are listed on the Student Employment Opportunities page.


American Anthropological Association Summer Intern Program - Application Deadline March 15, 2015

The American Anthropological Association is offering two internships in Summer 2019 for undergraduates and first year graduate students.  The internships are unpaid, but interns will be provided with housing and a meal/travel stipend.  One internship is with the Naval History and Heritage Command; the other is with the National Museum of African Art.  Both internships also include work at the AAA offices.  You can find more information on the AAA Summer Internship Program webpage.  The application deadline will be announced in February 2019.

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley-Volunteering Opportunities and Internships

 Dr. Suzanne Scheld, Department of Anthropology, ; 818-677-3331.

 Visit TMSFV :

18860 Nordhoff Street, #204, Northridge, CA 91324



 Museum Hours:

Tuesday and Thursdays,1:00-5:00 p.m.

 Saturday from 12:00-4:00 p.m.





Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program - Application Deadline for Summer Internships is February 12, 2019

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National internship Program is seeking applicants for the summer and fall 2015 internship sessions.  HNIP provides students the opportunity to receive valuable work experience through paid internships with federal agencies and private corporations nationwide.  HNIP matches a student's career interests, educational background, and previous work or volunteer experience with the needs and demands of its federal and corporate partners.  Students receive paid round-trip airfare, housing arrangement assistance, emergency medical insurance, and a weekly stipend.  Student interns also participate in a wide range of professional development, networking, and cultural activities.  You can find more information and apply online at the HNIP webpage.  The application deadline is February 12 for Summer internships and June 7 for Fall internships.

Education Intern Position - National Park Service, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area--Applications are due in Novemeber

During the 2017-2018 school year, education student interns reached over 19,000 elementary students from Los Angeles County. Interns are needed to continue to reach students participating in an interagency outdoor education field trip which provide underserved 4th graders an opportunity to experience the outdoors.  Working with park rangers and volunteers, interns will learn how rangers conduct field trips for elementary school students and will gain experience leading programs for 4th grad students who will learn about the park's Mediterranean ecosystem, cultural resources/history, science, recreational opportunities and mission of public lands.  On occasion, interns may also assist rangers at special events, fairs, and conferences in and out of the park--providing general information to the public about the park and programs. Applications are generally due in November. 

Contact:  for more information and NPS Education Specialist Lisa Okazaki,


CSUN D.C. Internships

Study and intern for a semester in our nation’s capital as part of the D.C. Internship Program. Spring and Summer internships are available.  Earn up to six units towards graduation. Open to all majors! Many Anthropology majors have interned at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (see  . There are other options too including activist organizations and working with politicians on The Hill.  Have questions? Speak with Dr. Lawrence Becker in the Department of Political Science. Email him at: 

CSUN Study Abroad Program

This program is a fabulous way to gain international travel experience.  The CSU International Program (IP) offers eligible students the opportunity to study at one of the following countries for an academic year: Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan or the UK.  Students in the Department of Anthropology have studied in France, Sweden, and Ghana, among other places. For detailed information about IP eligibility requirements, visit the Student Development and International Programs office.

Chumash Indian Museum-Volunteer Opportunities

The Chumash Indian Museum is a historical site and living history center. This museum is dedicated to restoring and preserving an awareness of the Chumash people and their historical, cultural, material and present-day influence, as well as the natural environment and historical significance of this site. Through exhibits, events, and educational programs, the Chumash Indian Museum serves as a gathering place for a partnership with the native and non-native communities connecting the past with the present to continue our shared future.

The Chumash Museum has many volunteer opportunities for CSUN students.  There are  different volunteer jobs such as school tours, special events, front desk/gift shop, nature hike docents and curation/collections. Students in and alumni of the Department of Anthropology work at the museum and can help CSUN Anthropology students find specific jobs that relate to your interests. 

For more information contact Dayle Bingham at:   and (scroll to the bottom of the page to submit a volunteer application). 

Are You On the Department List Serve???? This is the best way to receive up-to-date information about internships, jobs, and fieldschools

There are many additional internships, field school, and volunteer opportunities available to Anthropology students.  New opportunities are circulated through the list serv that is managed by the Chair of the Dept. If you are enrolled in the program and are not receiving any announcements, contact the Department's ASC, Rasmita Dhruv ( ) or your Chair, Dr. Suzanne Scheld, .  You will be added to the list serv immediately.

Freshmen, transfer students, and other newcomers to the program are strongly encouraged to double-check that their email addresses are on the list serv.