Internships for ND Students

Internships for Notre Dame Anthropology Majors and Minors

Annual Internship at the Smithsonian Institute

Research and training internships are being offered by the University of Notre Dame Department of Anthropology and the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in Washington DC.

This program is being funded by our department and it is the first time that the Smithsonian has ever established a special program such as this with a university. The Smithsonian selected Notre Dame following the Department's proposal in which we emphasized our four-fields approach and our commitment to undergraduate research. After reviewing our faculty and our web site, they concurred that Notre Dame Anthropology was, indeed, really special. Thus, the Museum staff guarantees internships for our students.


Summer Ethnographic Internship on Environmental Ecology, Engineering and Education in the South Bend Community

Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem (BCe2) is now seeking 4 college interns with a background in anthropological coursework and ethnographic research:

  • 2 interns needed as “embedded ethnographers” within a research team working in the community. Research the BCe2 team while focusing on local interaction and community engagement in South Bend's Southeast neighborhood.
  • 1 intern to study the educational experiences and outcomes of place-based authentic learning.
  • 1 intern to work with community partners to conduct oral histories, stories of historical challenge, and experience with place, and to create desirable digital formats that foster community engagement.

Apply at: and specify your interest in the "Ethnographic Team" in your application.

Deadline for application submission: March 31, 2018.

As a Notre Dame anthropology student, if you are interested in this program, please also contact Prof. Eric Haanstad to talk about Notre Dame's involvement in the BCE2 project.