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Why study anthropology?

How do you answer prospective students, and/or their parents, when they ask the rationale for studying anthropology, and applied anthropology in particular?

NAPA is compiling the top 5 reasons to relate to students, and the top 5 reasons to discuss with parents, about why anthropology is a great discipline. These will go beyond the general “anthropology is very interesting and important!” to more specific and topical reasons, to both compel students and assure parents.  So please think about it and send us your suggestions! These can related to either, or both, graduate and undergraduate levels.

The most compelling reasons… Continue reading

HRAF 12 month funded internship. April 1 deadline.

The Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University is pleased to announce a competitive one-year cross-cultural research internship in Melvin Ember’s name. The selected intern will learn about cross-cultural research through hands-on experience at the historical HRAF building on the Yale University campus.

The internship will reimburse expenses (living, meals, and miscellaneous expenses) in the amount of $400 per week for approximately 50 weeks beginning late June or early July of 2018, based on a 37.5 hour week.  Travel costs up to $800 will also be reimbursed for a move to and from New Haven.

To apply,… Continue reading

AnthroJob of the Week changes

You may have noticed already that the “AnthroJob of the Week” blog has moved from Fridays to Tuesdays. This should represent a permanent change.

You might also have noticed that the blog is under new authorship. Nancy Verduzco and Caroline Hanson will share duties in presenting interesting jobs each week that call for anthropology degrees of one level or another. Have a look at their bios below, and be sure to let others know about this informative and valuable blog.

Caroline Hanson was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. After graduating from the College of Wooster with a… Continue reading

AnthroJob of the Week, 5 January 2018 and pending changes

Our first posting of 2018 is something you don’t see too often, a paid anthropological summer internship with an ad agency. Here’s the dope as we received it:

Team One, a division of Saatchi & Saatchi, is a full-service advertising agency specializing in premium and aspirational brands, headquartered in Los Angeles. The anthropology intern will assist the Director of Cultural Anthropology and strategists in the Strategic Planning department by researching cultural and consumer phenomena and translating those into insights that help guide the agency’s creative work, ensuring the work will be culturally relevant and effective in the marketplace. 

The internship begins June 4th and lasts until… Continue reading

Waiting in Line? The newest episode from AnthroTalks

AnthroTalks wants to hear from you for our new episode about “Waiting in Line.”

Here’s the idea: we all do it without too much thought… and that got us curious at AnthroTalks. What makes us wait? Who makes us wait? What happens while we’re waiting? Who gets to the front without waiting?! We know that things happen in and around waiting that can tell us about ourselves. Time to learn more, we decided!

Send us your experiences with waiting in line, from wherever in the world you are! Have you waited in surprising places? In ways that made you notice… Continue reading

AnthroJob of the Week, 16 December 2017 and hiatus

In keeping with the present news cycle, the job this week is located in Huntsville, Alabama.

KFS is looking for a Cultural Resources Specialist III to be based in AL, but telecommuting is also acceptable. More specifically, they are looking for a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) or someone who can meet the requirements of an RPA.

The Cultural Resources Specialist III will be required to work in a wide range of settings with varied responsibilities and assignments thought the United States and other countries or territories. The Cultural Resources Specialist III is responsible for implementation and oversight of cultural resources projects… Continue reading

AnthroJobs of the Week, 8 December 2017

An interesting opportunity came across the radar this week, worth having a look for the right candidate.

Crea Comunidades de Emprendedores Sociales, A.C. is a Mexican non-profit founded in 2008 that develops and implements unique and customized programs to empower and strengthen women entrepreneurs and businesswomen from socially and economically marginalized areas in Mexico. The group is looking for a Project Manager  in their Department of Program Evaluation. The Project Manager supports the Evaluation Director in her various responsibilities, mainly in the coordination of the follow up evaluation of social programs, fieldwork and distribution of reports to strategic partners.

This position… Continue reading

AnthroJob of the Week, 2 December 2017

For those of you missing all the career and job discussions at the AAA meeting going on these past few days, here is a position on the opposite coast from DC:

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, operated by Battelle in Richland, WA, is looking for a Cultural Resources Scientist to manage its Cultural Resources Management Program for projects conducted for implementation and compliance to various federal acts (NAGRPA, etc.).

While a BA/BS and two years experience is acceptable, preferred qualifications include:
• MS/MA in anthropology or archaeology, or cultural resources, and 3 years of experience.
• Registered Professional Archeologist certification.
•… Continue reading

AnthroJobs of the Week, 25 November 2017

Normally, we post a job or two here that call specifically for an anthropology degree and related experience. Today we are going with another strategy, which will be noting a resource of interest to those considering international development jobs. The Devex website ( lists all kinds of jobs in the field, across the globe. These are not just for those with anthropology backgrounds, but there are plenty of positions to sift through. 

For example, if you are interested in working for USAID or a USAID contractor, you can review this list, which features over 40 positions internationally.… Continue reading

New Anthro Networking Group in the Netherlands

EthnoBorrel, a networking group for professional ethnographers, will be launched on Thursday, 7 December, 2017. The launch will take place in the Netherlands during the group’s first meetup. 

An initiative of Erin Taylor and Gawain Lynch of Canela Consulting, EthnoBorrel aims to strengthen members’ professional skills and advance the practice and value of ethnography in Europe.

EthnoBorrels will be held monthly in locations in the Netherlands and other locations in Europe. Each event will focus on a theme relevant to the professional practices of its members. Attendees can present their work, seek advice from peers, discover opportunities, advance their
skills, and link up with broader global… Continue reading