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Internship Guidelines

To receive departmental credit for your internship experience, you must follow and meet certain guidelines and expectations, including:

  • The work you perform must be directly related to an anthropology major.
  • Your sponsor must provide supervision and evaluation of your performance.
  • You must work a minimum of 100 hours on the internship during the academic term in which you are enrolled. In addition to the internship hours, you will be expected to prepare a 15 to 20 minute presentation and a final report.

Before beginning your internship, you need to:

  • Discuss your plans with the department internship director, Ronald Hicks,
  • Identify an internship and make the necessary arrangements with the person or organization who is sponsoring it.
  • Submit a double-spaced, typed summary of your goals and objectives for the internship, including a job description, to the internship coordinator. If you will be doing your internship with the Applied Anthropology Laboratories, they will take care of this.
  • Submit an Internship enrollment form, signed by you and the on-site supervisor. [Not required for AAL internships.]
  • Obtain permission from the department coordinator to enroll in an internship course (ANTH 369 - Paid InternshipANTH 479 - Unpaid Internship, or ANTH 696 - Internship for graduate students).
  • Once you have been notified that permission has been entered into the registration system, register for the appropriate course.

During your internship, you are required to:

  • Submit biweekly time reports in which you will also summarize your daily activities in narrative form.
  • Maintain contact with our department internship coordinator.
  • Give a 15-20 minute presentation at a time and place to be specified by the internship coordinator (near the end of the semester). If your internship is during the summer, this may be delayed until the fall semester.

Upon completing your internship, you will submit: 

  • An evaluation form, which your on-site supervisor must complete and return to our internship coordinator.
  • A three-page report summarizing and evaluating the internship experience, including a review of your goals and objectives.

A syllabus for the internship is available at:

http://rhicks.iweb.bsu.edu/ANTH479/ANTH%20479%20Internship%20Syllabus.htm

Department of Anthropology
Burkhardt Building (BB), Room 315
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-1575
Fax: 765-285-2163