Department of Sociology & Anthropology

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Fieldwork for Anthropology Majors


Humanitarian Work

Over the last several years, many of our students have expressed interest in improving the common good through work in various non-governmental organizations (NGOs)—environmental protection, poverty alleviation, health care, rehabilitation, peace and justice, and many more. Our department is exploring several ways to help students interested in this work become well-prepared to pursue it.

If you are interested in additional possibilities for this sort of work, either paid, volunteer, or internship, take a look at for a wide selection of domestic and international opportunities.


Two new programs, about which we are especially excited, combine course work in anthropology with a field experience in either Mexico or Southern Italy. Students in these programs learn about sustainable agricultural practices from farmers in these areas. These courses are coordinated by sociology instructor Rosaria Pisa.

There are numerous other organizations that list fieldwork opportunities in anthropology, such as:
Archaeological Institute of America
Passport in Time
Earthwatch Institute

More information about all things anthropological, including fieldwork opportunities and careers, can be found at:

URI Anthropology Facebook page
American Anthropological Association
American Association of Physical Anthropologists
Society for American Archaeology
Society for Applied Anthropology

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