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Career Opportunities

The Department of Anthropology provides undergraduate training for students interested in developing careers in academic, research and applied aspects of the discipline. Often postgraduate work is useful or required in certain job categories. However, persons with anthropological background are employed in a wide range of service areas: education, government, environmental and socioeconomic consulting, medical research, planning, social services, personnel, marketing/advertising, international business, law, tourism and a variety of occupations for which knowledge and appreciation of cultural diversity is important. Students should discuss career objectives with an academic advisor in order to develop an appropriate curriculum and research interests.

CSUDH Career Center - Help with finding internships, placement, resume and interview guidance


Idealist.org – Great, easy to navigate site with many NGO-based internships in the LA area.


CA job source – comprehensive site with internships in California from State and city offices to corporations.

American Anthropological Association Internships - Selection of national internships, with a focus on museums and cultural institutes.