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Internships are a great way to translate the knowledge and skills you learn in the classroom into work experience, networking connections, and career development. We are fortunate because Washington, D.C. is a fabulous place to land internships.
The Anthropology Department has ties to the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, and numerous research and public policy organizations in Washington, D.C., and can help identify internships for students and unique opportunities available through the American Anthropological Association, the Society for American Archeology and the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists located here.
The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP), administered in partnership between the National Park Service, Hispanic Access Foundation, and Environment for the Americas, is designed’s to train young people in the skills of cultural, historical, natural resource management. The program will raise awareness of our national parks and historic sites, their accessibility and the need for the Latino community’s involvement in their preservation. Interns will work alongside NPS historians, interpreters, archaeologists, architects, and curators on cultural resources projects in different park units, offices and historical sites throughout the nation.
Tudor Place is unique among historic sites in Washington, D.C., in that most of its 5½ acres remain intact and free from recent construction or development. As a result, the ground below also lies undisturbed, a rich material record of lost features and occupations awaiting discovery. Archaeological surveys at Tudor Place have yielded clues to the early years of Georgetown and the capital city, including likely locations of a dwelling for enslaved workers and dependencies of an urban estate.
At the Wilson Center, preeminent scholars and experts research topics of national and international relevance. In the spirit of President Wilson, we build a bridge between the worlds of academia and public policy, to inform and develop solutions to the nation’s problems and challenges. Democracy is built on the notion of an informed and active citizenry.