The Internship Program of the Anthropology Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is well organized to give each student the opportunity to complete an anthropology internship that is of interest to him or her.
Many students choose to earn part of their credits towards graduation through an internship placement. Regardless of the curriculum track the student selects, it is possible to arrange an internship which will enhance his or her learning experiences by providing an opportunity to acquire new skills, develop professional contacts, and gain first-hand knowledge of potential workplaces. Recent placements have included museum laboratories, on-going research projects, and human service agencies which deal with multi-cultural clients.
Research demonstrates that students are more motivated and do better academically after completing an internship. Seventy percent are eventually employed by their internship organization.
Students who wish to undertake an internship must meet certain minimum grade point requirements and be a junior. Internships are arranged jointly by the student and the internship coordinator and require a fair amount of advance planning. The current intern coordinator is Dr. Amanda Poole (tel. 724-357-2735, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; office: G1K McElhaney Hall).