Anthropology at John Jay College



Careers in Anthropology on the This is Anthropology Website

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 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” this site lists opportunities overseas and various services they sell to job hunters 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