Anthropology students can get involved in hands-on experiences that enhance their degree, including internships, field training, research, study abroad, and student organizations.
By taking advantage of these opportunities, you can learn more about your interests and gain skills that future employers will value. You’ll also build a network of colleagues and mentors that will support you beyond UConn.
Ways to Get Involved
Internships are work/learning experiences that give you the opportunity to apply your coursework to real-world problems and gain professional connections with employers.
Anthropology majors can pursue an array of exciting positions while earning course credit through the department’s internship program.
Research and Field Training
Getting involved in research and field training as an undergraduate will help you build your resume, learn more about career pathways, and make meaningful connections with your professors and peers.
As an anthropology major, you can:
- Become a research assistant in a faculty laboratory.
- Apply for funding opportunities through the Office of Undergraduate Research, which can support your independent research projects.
- Enroll in a faculty-led field training course coordinated by the Department of Anthropology. Students in these courses conduct in-depth study in a variety of settings, including archaeological sites and communities in the U.S. and abroad.
Studying abroad can expose you to different cultures and perspectives and provide you with unparalleled opportunities to grow as a student.
UConn anthropology majors can study in many exciting places around the world. Through careful planning with your advisor, you can take part in this transformative experience while earning credits toward your degree.
By getting involved in student clubs and organizations, you can explore topics you're passionate about, expand your social circle, and build professional skills that employers value.
UConn offers hundreds of organizations and learning communities open to anthropology majors. Examples include:
- The Connecticut chapter of the Lambda Alpha Honors Society, a national honors society for anthropology majors.
- The UConn Anthropology Club, which brings together undergraduate students who share an interest in any of the fields within anthropology. The club coordinates activities, presentations, and trips where students can explore their interests and become more connected to the department.