Each graduate student in the Applied Anthropology M.A. program at MSU is required to participate in an internship for five (5) credit hours, unless the requirement is waived due to appropriate prior experience (see Section C in the Graduate Handbook. The aim is to provide students with practical experience in an applied setting appropriate to the area (archaeology/bioarchaeology or cultural anthropology) in which their studies are concentrated. Internships are meant to introduce students to a variety of aspects of applied work, which may include applied fieldwork methods, data gathering and analysis, public outreach and education,and ethical considerations. It is expected that interns will have opportunities to interact with agency personnel, community members, and researchers in other disciplines.

Our students have completed internships with the following organizations:

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
American Association of University Women, Starkville MS Branch
American Museum of Natural History
Anthropology Department, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office, San Antonio TX
Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, Dr. Heather Jordan
Center for Archaeological Research, University of Mississippi
Coastal Environments, Inc, / MSU CRM office
Cobb Institute of Archaeology
Cobb Institute, Lois Dowdle Cobb Museum
Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, Rutledge, MO
Department of Anthropology, SUNY, Brockport
DPAA Offutt Laboratory, Offutt Air Force Base
Dr. Jeff Matilsky, DMD PA, Gainesville FL
Field Museum, Chicago
Forensic Anthropology Center, Texas State University
Fullness Organic Farm in Baton Rouge, LA
Gaining Ground Sustainability Institute of Mississippi
Good Samaritan Health Services, Tupelo MS
Grand Valley State University, Dr. Elizabeth Arnold
Green Umbrella, Starkville MS
Institut National des Sciences de l' Archeologie et du Patrimoine, Morocco
Institute for Palestine Studies, Palestine
Integrated Tribal Development Agency (PTG-Chenchu), India
John Ball Zoo, Guest Experience Team Member
Machaerus Project, Joint Mission of the Hungarian Academy of Arts and the Dept of Antiquities of Jordan
Maroon Volunteer Center, Mississippi State University
Mississippi State Medical Examiner's Office
Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network, Oxford MS
Museum of the Mississippi Delta
My.Kali Magazine, Amman, Jordan
National Center for Preservation Technology & Training
National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Museum
National Museum of Health and Medicine
Nutrition and Reproduction Laboratory, UNLV
Office of Archaeological Research at the University of Alabama, Moundville
Office of the Associate Chief Medical Examiner, Tennessee
Poplar Springs CME Church
Poverty Point Archaeology Program
RESOLV, Washington DC
Smithsonian Institute, Dr. Robert Hershler
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR)
Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research
The Henry Ford Museum
The Ottery Group, Inc. Kingston, MD
Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Parion Ancient City, Sedat-Naciye Nurova Parion Excavation, Turkey
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Southeast Region. Savannah Coastal Refuges
U.S. Forest Service, Manti La Sal National Forest
U.S. Forest Service, Nantahala National Forest, Tusquitee Ranger District
U.S. Forest Service, Tombigbee Ranger District
UNITE for Hope, Brookwood AL
University of Tirana, Dept. of Archaeology & Heritage Studies, Albania
URS Corporation, Burlington NJ