ATTENTION: If you would like to use ANTH 197, 198 or 199 as an upper division elective, send us a message in the VAC. Students can only use ONE of the three courses towards upper division major units.

Internships

ANTH 197 (Academic Internship Program)

The Department of Anthropology has partnered with Academic Internship Program at UC San Diego to provide students with internship opportunities during their undergraduate studies. The Academic Internship Program allows students to integrate academic theory and ‘real world' practice, engage in research that explores the relationship between the two, and gain hands-on experience in professional setting. By participating, students receive ANTH 197 (P/NP) credit while fulfilling the requirements of the Academic Internship Program Office. In order to pursue this internship, you will need to have a faculty mentor from the Anthropology Department. Students will be responsible to follow the requirements outlined in the AIP syllabus, as well as plans established with the faculty mentor.

Are you eligible?

Applicants must have completed at least 90 units and a minimum of 2.5 GPA.

How to apply?

Step 1:

Meet with the AIP Office to discuss internship opportunities and requirements.

Step 2:

Select an AIP opportunity on AIP InternLink DatabaseIf you find an internship that is not listed in AIP InternLink, then request approval from AIP for the opportunity to qualify as an internship.

Step 3:

After AIP approval, complete the AIP Learning Agreement with the faculty on the proposal. Print out the AIP Learning Agreement and obtain signature from the faculty mentor and supervisor.

Step 4:

Fill out an ANTH 197 Form (leave “Section” and “Section ID No.” fields blank), obtain faculty mentor’s signature, and attach the learning agreement. Turn this form into the Anthropology Department for Department Chair/Department approval. The Anthropology Department will set up the “Section” and “Section ID No.” with the Registrar’s Office.

Step 5:

Pick up the approved form from Department of Anthropology when notified on VAC. The Anthropology Department will send a scanned version of the approved form and learning agreement to the AIP Office.

Step 6:

Take the approved ANTH 197 form to the Registrar’s Office to enroll in ANTH 197.


Research

ANTH 198 & ANTH 199

ANTH 198 is a directed group study on a topic or in a field not included in the regular departmental curriculum by special arrangement with a faculty member. Student may take this course twice for (P/NP) credit. 

ANTH 199 is an independent study and research under the direction of a member of the faculty. Student may take this course twice for (P/NP) credit. 

Both courses are research opportunities for students to explore a research topic of their choice either guided by or worked hands-on, one-on-one with a faculty mentor.

Are you eligible?

Applicants must have completed at least 90 units and a minimum of 2.5 GPA.

How to apply?

Step 1:

Reach out to faculty mentor and discuss your research interests and responsibilities (i.e. nature of project, meeting frequency, means of evaluation, and etc). 

Step 2:

Fill out an ANTH 198/199 form (leave “Section” and “Section ID No.” fields blank) and obtain faculty mentor’s signature. Turn this form into the Anthropology Department for Department Chair/Department approval. Anthropology Department will set up “Section” and “Section ID No.” with the Registrar’s Office.

Step 3:

Pick up the approved form from Department of Anthropology when notified on VAC.

Step 4:

Take the approved ANTH 199 form to the Registrar’s Office to enroll in ANTH 199.