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 – 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.

Career Resources
AAA Jobs DatabaseThe American Anthropological Association hosts a database of jobs within the field.
Shovel BumsEmployers post job openings on this sites message board. Simply click on the Archive link and follow it to their YAHOO Groups message board.
Society for Applied AnthropologyJob openings posted by the Society for Applied Anthropology
Society for American ArchaeologyThe Society for American Archaeology also hosts a posting board of positions open within the field.
Archaeological Fieldwork OpportunitiesEmployment opportunity postings. Very comprehensive.
USA JobsThis site allows you to search through jobs offered by the government. this start page will give you some instructions on how to navigate the site.
What Can You Do With A Master's In Anthropology?This site allows you to view the various career paths one can take with a Master's in Anthropology.


Internship Opportunities
NAPAThis site has a very comprehensive list of internship opportunities of all kinds.


Online Journals and News
Anthropology in the NewsAnthrosource
Archaeological NewsJstor Journal Archive
New Scientist.comNY Times Archaeology News
Science Daily 


Los Angeles Area Museums
Autry Museum of Western Heritage
Museum of Latin American Art
J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles Museum of Natural History
Bowers Museum of Cultural Art


Online Encyclopedias
Britannica Online EncyclopediaColumbia Online Encyclopedia