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Anthro Job of the Week 20, February 2018

If you are interested in working at a non-profit with a focus on human rights and social justice, here is an opportunity for you. The Foundation for a Just Society, based in New York is seeking a Program Associate-Central America and US Southwest. The Program Associate will work with grantee partners providing language, cultural, and regional support. The role will focus on grants and proposals. The candidate must maintain current knowledge of gender justice, women’s rights and LGBTQI rights through site visits and research. A bachelor’s degree in anthropology is desired as well as three year’s experience in program roles… Continue reading

AnthroJob of the Week, 13 February 2018

Are you passionate about helping others and making a positive impact on people’s lives? Have you considered applying your Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology in the Social Work field? Do you live in Mariposa County, California? If this resonates with you, please consider applying for this full-time position.

Mariposa County Department of Human Services is seeking enthusiastic applicants to fill its Social Worker I positions. Working under close supervision, Social Worker I performs basic social services casework; identifies client needs for more intensive casework services and provides referrals; carries a caseload of moderately difficult cases; manages a caseload of increasingly… Continue reading

AnthroJobs of the Week, February 6, 2018

This week for AnthroJobs I am highlighting the position I currently work in. If you are an Anthropology Undergraduate or Graduate student in the DC area, this is a great opportunity to break into the International Development field. There are currently two paid intern positions open at CARE USA in the Competitive Bids Unit.

The Competitive Bids Unit organizes USAID proposals and works with all teams and Country Offices all over the world. I have loved working with the Competitive Bids Unit and have gained valuable insight into the international development world. Business Development is great start to the International… Continue reading

AnthroJob of the Week, 30 January 2018

The Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T) is seeking candidates to serve as Technical Targeting Analysts (TTA). This position is located in Washington DC.

The minimum requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology, strong written and oral English communication skills, and a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

When applying to the position, you will need to attach to the online application the following:

  • A one page cover letter describing why you are interested in a DS&T career and what characteristics and experiences distinguish you from other applicants.
  • Resume
  • Academic… 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

AnthroJobs of the Week, 23 January 2018

This week I want to focus on anthropology jobs that can take you abroad. Recently, in my personal job search, I have been reaching out and speaking with international development professionals. They have offered me lots of meaningful advice in finding a job. Every person I have spoken with suggests: Go work in another country, and learn another culture and language. Even if you already know another language and have already lived in another country, adding a different experience abroad will allow you to progress further in your career. This may be advice specific to those wanting to work in… Continue reading

AnthroJob of the Week, 16 January 2018

Is it your dream to work for Google? Do you have a BA in Anthropology? If so, you’re in luck! The company is looking for a User Experience Researcher in Mountain View, California.

At Google, User Experience Researchers (UXRs) help everyone focus on the user. In this role, you will create understanding and empathy around user needs, stated and unstated, for your entire product team including designers, product managers, and engineers. You will do so by conducting primary research, exploring the behaviors and motivations of our users through methods like field visits, ethnography, surveys, usability testing, and logs analysis. Your… Continue reading

AnthroJob of the Week, 9 January, 2018

Do you have a Master’s in Anthropology and looking to apply your anthropological expertise? Are you passionate about nutrition and health and looking for a job where you can travel internationally? If yes, I have not one, but two options for you at the same organization.

Action Against Hunger USA is looking for an Associate Director Nutrition and Health and an Associate Director for Undernutrition Prevention & Resilience. Both job descriptions specify their ideal candidate as having a Masters in Anthropology, experience working in Nutrition and Health programs overseas, experience working as a diverse part of a team, and… 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

AnthroCurrents December 22, 2017

I apologize for not having happier stories to lift the spirits at this time of year.  But I hope you’ll take a critical look at some of these issues, and, if they interest you, find a way to contribute to these conversations.  I included a few more than usual since you’re all most likely at “home” reading this over a nice cup of coffee/tea/water/spirits.

If you have a scientific American subscription, I’d check out this article about the evolution of trust in a digital economy by anthropologist Natalie Smolenski.  I’ve been ruminating a lot lately about how… Continue reading