Undergraduate Research/Internship Opportunities | Department of Anthropology

Undergraduate Research/Internship Opportunities

ANTH 4920 Internship in Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology is happy to consider course credit for undergraduate internship experiences. Students who have been accepted into either a paid or unpaid internship program are encouraged to apply for academic credit. "Internship programs" may be defined in various ways, please consult with the department for questions regarding what constitutes an "internship".

The following are requirements for students applying for consideration of academic credit:

  • Completion of ANTH 2300
  • Minimum UNT G.P.A. of 3.0
  • Junior Classification (60hrs.+)
  • 15+ hours of ANTH Credit Completed
  • Declared Anthropology Major
  • Projected commitment of at least 100 total hours during the credit-earning period
  • Approval from Anthropology faculty member to serve as mentor for the internship course

There are two ways to apply for an internship position and academic credit: 1) Submit your application to an affiliated organization through handshake by searching our growing list of internship partners. If you are offered the internship position, then your application will automatically be forwarded to us for consideration of course credit; or 2) Independently apply to an unaffiliated organization and then, once the internship has been secured, submit this application for credit consideration to the Department of Anthropology at anthropology@unt.edu.

Note: If you are applying for credit consideration, it is your responsibility to secure the consent of a faculty mentor within the Department of Anthropology prior to submitting your application.

Your application for consideration of academic credit will be reviewed for fulfillment of pre-requisites and assessed for anthropological relevance. You can expect to receive a response from us regarding course credit within 4 weeks of receipt of your application.

Learn more about funding opportunities for internships through the Career Center's Unpaid Internship Scholarship program.

If you're graduating and have completed an internship, you could be eligible for a platinum graduation cord from the Career Center! Click here for more information.


Internship application for Fall semesters due by July 15
Internship application for Spring semesters due by December 15
Internship application for Summer semesters due by April 15

ANTH 4900 Special Problems x URF

Undergraduate students interested in conducting their own independent research under the mentorship of an Anthropology faculty member are encouraged to apply to the Undergraduate Research Fellowship offered by the UNT Honors College. Undergraduate Research Fellows are eligible for 3-6 hours of ANTH 4900 Special Problems credit with their mentor throughout the research period. Fellowship applications are usually accepted during the latter part of Spring semesters. Click here to apply and/or to learn more about this research opportunity.

To learn more, view the Undergraduate Research Fellowship Webinar hosted by the Padawan Society.

2023-2024 Undergraduate Research Fellows in Anthropology

Kaitlyn Reis

"Attitudes, Opinions, and Implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act"

Tarci Lang

"Snail Anthropology: A Multispecies Ethnography"

Graciela Lyons

"The Role of NAGPRA in Art Museums"

Ciara Hendricks

"Perceptions of Metaphysical Shops and Objects: A Closer Look At Making Value"

Kathryn Mann

"The Institutional Entity: Conceptualizations and Medicalization of Disability Experiences in Northeast and Central Texas"

Ellen Christensen

"From Floods to Fields: Looking to Buyout Lots for Lessons on Spatial Appropriation"

Hannah Rafferty

"Fahrenheit 2024: Censorship, Education, and Immigrant Youth in Texas"

Amelia Collins

"Incentives and Barriers to Participation in the UNT Campus Race to Zero Waste"

2022-2023 Undergraduate Research Fellows in Anthropology

Zachary O'Hara-Rowe

"LGBT+Healthcare Access in Texas: An Intersectional Approach"

Tyler Kruger

"Navigating Spaces of Power: Queer Christianity"

Grace Martin-Young

"Motivations and Practices of Homeschooling Families in the DFW Metroplex: A Pilot Study"

2021-2022 Undergraduate Research Fellows in Anthropology

Zachary Cannon

"Playing with Gender: Patterns of Identity Expression on Tik Tok"

Mia Rogers

"Asylum Seeking: How Racialization Impacts Latine Migration to the United States"

Tessa Shanahan

"Deconstructing the Fashion Democracy Analogy"