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Experiential Component

Experiential Component

The Masters of Arts offers the possibility of an experiential component.  The Plan B option is composed of 24 seminar hours plus 6 hours of an internship.  In consultation with the faculty advisor, students may choose to do an internship in a social service agency, a government agency, or community organization.  With the supervision of a faculty member, the student will write a formal paper on some aspect of the internship or produce a significant professional product as part of the internship.  Students who choose Plan B will be applying anthropological knowledge and skills to the needs of the community, thus enhancing university or community ties and preparing for the world of professional work.

Before the student can register for internship hours the following form MUST be completed and brought to the Director of Graduate Studies. Since one member of your graduate committee must be from a department outside of anthropology, it is a good idea to have this completed well ahead of the deadline.

Download Thesis/Internship Project Approval Form (pdf)

 

Internships

The Department of Anthropology has a number of established internships in the community.  Students may complete internships with one of these organizations or develop a new internship in consultation with a faculty member and non-government organization, government agency, or corporation.

Potential Internship Sites:

Kentucky Refugee Ministries

Center for Women and Families

Mayor's Office on International Affairs

Community Farm Alliance

Farmington

US Army Corps of Engineers

Speed Art Museum

Museum of Life and Sciences

Frazier International History Museum