The Department of Anthropology
Careers

 

Information about Work, Careers, and Employment in Anthropology

 

Explore the links below to discover how Anthropology applies to the real world of work:

 

Careers in Anthropology on the This is Anthropology Website

 

Careerbuilder has the largest online job site in the US

 

A listing of international jobs by profession and location: Escape Artist

International volunteer programs with an emphasis on cultural immersion and experience: Cross Cultural Solutions


A database of 5,000-plus artistic internships, environmental excursions, and animal and wildlife programs: The Center for Interims Programs  


A database of more than 50 immersion programs: Languages Abroad  


A directory for studying, teaching, volunteering, and adventuring abroad: Go Abroad 

 

Reliefweb: this website is mostly overseas jobs in either emergency relief or international development. Anthropology majors will have a big advantage in entry-level jobs, consulting work where the student speaks the national language and internships and volunteer work, which typically pays for housing, food, and sometimes a small stipend. Latin American postings always require Spanish, but most other countries English is the only necessary language

 

International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a good resource for jobs in health and human resources

 

Development Aid offers similar listings to Reliefweb, but worth a look for overseas postings

 

Idealist.org self-describes as “the world's best place to find volunteer opportunities, nonprofit jobs, internships, and organizations working to change the world since 1995.” opportunities tend to be domestic. Anthropology majors will find many advertisements

 

Devjobs is located in the Philippines and tends towards more senior jobs, but is worth looking at for international development jobs in Washington and overseas. Anthropology majors, particularly those who speak a national or local language where an assignment is located, will have an advantage in hiring. There is also excellent career advice for anthropology majors looking for overseas postings

 

United Nations careers this website is the portal for the UB system and contains all categories from internships (often well paid, but difficult to get) to “professional and higher categories”

 

Devnetjobs.org this site lists opportunities overseas and various services they sell to job hunters

 

Devex.com generally features high level jobs

 

USAID – the United States’ primary governmental agency for international aid and development

 

The World Bank

 

World Health Organization (WHO)

 

US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

 

Indeed is an online recruiter that offers various jobs for anthropology graduates

 

Cline Davis & Mann hires graduates with knowledge and experience in cultural or medical anthropology, psychology, ethnography or qualitative research

 

Horowitz Associates Market and Multicultural Research, freelance ethnographers & internships

 

Horizon Media, Inc hires people with experience in qualitative research techniques (e.g., focus groups, ethnography)

 

Hall & Partners hires people with background in anthropology to conduct ethnographies and observational interviews

 

Kelton Research Group hires researchers and ethnographers

 

Versatile PhD: the Versatile PhD mission is to help humanities and social science graduate students identify and prepare for possible non-academic careers

 

  

 

Anthony Marcus, Chairperson
524 West 59th Street, Room 9.63.22,
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 646.557.4782, Email: amarcus@jjay.cuny.edu