Field Schools


Archaeology Field and Laboratory Methods Camp in Aragon, Spain

This Maymester field school is run through UGA Study Abroad, which has many scholarship opportunities for UGA students. UGA Anthropology faculty Dr. Victor Thompson and Dr. Ted Gragson run it.

Other Field School Resources

The American Anthropological Association has a searchable database of current anthropology-related field schools. Some are in archaeology, others focus on ethnography and other field methods. 

The Archaeological Institute of America has a searchable database of archaeology field schools. Some are for credit, some are not. Limited scholarship and grant opportunities are available.

The Institute for Field Research has a searchable database of field schools in archaeology, anthropology, and related (mostly environmental) sciences. Most are for college credit. Several scholarship and grant opportunities are available.



The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) is UGA’s official resource for facilitating undergraduate participatin in research. There are opportunities for volunteering and paid positions, occasional scholarships, grants, and presentation. 



On-Campus Internships

The Georgia Museum of Art on UGA'S Athens Campus offers museum internships. They are optionally for UGA credit.

The Georgia Museum of Natural History on UGA's Athens Campus offers museum and research internships in archaeology and a range of other natural history fields. These internships are for UGA credit.

UGA Special Collections Library offers archival internships on campus, mostly over the summer.

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, run by UGA, offers internships in various conservation and education fields.

General Internship-finding Resources

The UGA Career Center has assembled a list of general internship websites. Some of these are paid, some are unpaid. 

The American Anthropological Association has a searchable database of current anthropology-related internships. Many are in museums, the government, or private research institutions. Some are paid, most are unpaid.

Handshake matches you to internships based on your skills. UGA is a member of this network of internship providers.

USAJobs has internships in various federal government departments and agencies for current students and recent graduates. Individual listings have different requirements—read them carefully.

Archaeologists might like...

The American Museum of Natural History in NYC offers internships in archaeology and other natural history disciplines. Some are paid but the majority are unpaid. Most are research-focused.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, Colorado offers paid summer internships, which include housing, meals, and some travel costs. Interns can specialize in archaeology or education and get experience doing research as well as presenting and interpreting it for public audiences.

The Center for American Archaeology in Kampsville, Illinois offers paid internships. Interns gain field and lab experience, as well as leadership and crew management skills. 

Biological Anthropologists might like...

Zoo Atlanta offers primatology internships several times a year. These internships are unpaid, and available to current students as well as people who have graduated in the last 2 years.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has internships in many aspects of criminal justice, including forensic sciences and the medical examiner’s office. These internships are paid, but are only open to current students.

The Smithsonian offers dozens of internship opportunities, some in DC and some at satellite locations and affiliated museums and zoos. Some are paid or have a small housing stipend. Some are only open to students to recent graduates.

Cultural Anthropologists might like...

The Atlanta Botanical Garden offers internships in plant conservation. They may count for course credit. Internships are sometime paid, but mostly not.

Idealist aggregates information about hundreds of internships at local and national non-profit organizations. Some of these are paid but most are not.

Athens Land Trust offers internships in fields related to local, sustainable farming. Internships are unpaid but may be used to class credit.