Other Opportunities to Learn

There are many national and international internship opportunities in forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, and archaeology. 

 

Below is a list of formal internship or volunteer opportunities at various U.S. institutions that offer opportunities for individuals at various professional levels. Again, this list is not exhaustive and those looking for additional opportunities are encouraged to reach out to institutions and follow postings on association websites (e.g., AABA or AAFS), listservs, and social media.

Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University

Location: San Marcos, TX

Website: https://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/courses/intern.html

Eligibility: Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students

 

Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences

Location: Houston, TX

Website: https://ifs.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/Internships.aspx

Eligibility: Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students

 

Smithsonian Institution Department of Anthropology

Location: Washington, DC

Website:  https://ofi.si.edu/department-of-anthropology/

Eligibility: Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students

 

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) Laboratory, Academic Internships and Administrative Volunteers

Location:  Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, near Honolulu HI and Offutt Base, Omaha NB

Website:   https://www.dpaa.mil/Volunteer/

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Forensic Anthropology Center

Location:  Knoxville, TN

Website:   https://fac.utk.edu/summer-internship/

Eligibility: Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students

 

Washington D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Location: Washington D.C.

Website: https://ocme.dc.gov/page/internship-program-01

 

Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Location: Kalamazoo, MI

Contact: Dr. Christine Pink (Christine.Pink@med.wmich.edu); Dr. Jered Cornelison (Jered.Cornelison@med.wmich.edu

Eligibility: Enrolled advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Osteological knowledge is a requirement.

 

Visiting Scientist, New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Location:  New York City, NY

Website:  https://www1.nyc.gov/site/ocme/services/visiting-scientist-opportunities.page

Eligibility: Must have a completed master’s degree or higher