Anthropology Majors Intern and Study in the U.S. and Abroad

Posted on 8/17/2010 12:19:46 PM

Internship coordinators Amanda Poole and Larry Kruckman, together with the Anthropology faculty and the IUP International Education Staff, are proud to provide a brief run-down of the experiential opportunities undertaken by majors in our department in 2010. These include internships, study-abroad, and National Student Exchanges.

  • Christina Samuels lived in Accra, Ghana, in eastern Africa as part of Intern Africa. She acted as editor of business plans and grant applications and worked with this organization to research and assist women in microfinance operations.
  • Eric Franko spent the Spring semester at Shanghai Normal University to research the influence of Western medicine on Chinese culture.
  • Hélène Hurrey was an intern with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington, D.C., where, among other tasks, she attended federal briefings and researched the aftermath of Katrina on housing.
  • This summer, Kerianne Mahoney and Vince Merringer travelled to Northern Brazil to work with the Kayapo Tribe through the University of Maryland's renowned program on Environmental Conservation and Indigenous Peoples. They worked in a remote Kayapo village in the Xingu Park.
  • Jordan Galentine participated in the British Archeology Summer School at the Corpus Christi campus at Cambridge on Celtic Archeology.
  • Jamie Mead interned this summer in Seattle with World Relief Seattle, assisting in the resettlement of refugees from the Middle East.
  • Chelsea McDonnell interned in New York City assisting in the development of website design and content for MedEd, a National Institutes of Health subcontractor.
  • Natalie Schaefer attended Humboldt State University as part of the National Student Exchange in anthropology and journalism.
  • Christina Parise interned at the Heinz History Center in the museum collections division.
  • Sarah Williams attended the Archeology Field School, completing survey research at the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona.
  • Tabitha Reefer interned with the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force. She worked with their Intervention and Empowerment Project, and was involved with program planning, social epidemiology, and research statistics.

This truly impressive list is a testament to the quality of students we have here in the department and the many important directions in which they are taking their anthropology degrees.