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Student Opportunities

Campus and Community Opportunities

There are a number of volunteer or internship opportunities in the local community that can help students learn and apply Anthropology concepts. Some organizations that offer engagement opportunities include:

  • City of Greeley Museums
  • Volunteer with Greeley's refugee community
  • Women2Women 
  • Global Refugee Center

Learn How to Get Involved >

In addition, the Department of Anthropology offers opportunities for community engagement through courses offered at UNC:

  • ANT 300 Applied Anthropology offers opportunities to work with businesses, neighborhoods, and other local projects to put anthropology to use.
  • ANT 355 Medical Anthropology requires students to investigate and become actively involved in researching health issues in a variety of cross-cultural and/or under-served populations in northern Colorado.

Anthropology Club

A message from club leadership:

Anthropology Club is a forum for anthropologists of all levels to come together and explore new ideas, develop meaningful experiences and participate in the surrounding community.  Our goals are to develop a resource for students to facilitate greater awareness about humanity and culture among themselves and throughout their community. We want to initiate a community presence for the UNC Anthropology Department and create important connections between students and faculty. We encourage everyone to help us direct the path of the club throughout the year and to share your ideas and feedback. As always, students, faculty, staff and friends are always welcome to attend and contribute to all Anthro Club events and meetings.

We look forward to seeing you!

To join the Department of Anthropology’s listserv and receive club e-newsletters, e-mail Ather Zia, at Ather.Zia@unco.edu

Field Work

Students in Anthropology have opportunities to work with faculty in real-world research projects.

Students interested in archaeology can take ANT 325/525 Fieldwork in Archaeology during the summer, or contact Dr. Andrew Creekmore (Andrew.Creekmore@unco.edu) for additional achaeological opportunities in Greeley. Learn more about Field School >

In addition, Dr. Andrew Creekmore offers opportunities for potential research assistantships abroad. To learn more, contact: Andrew.Creekmore@unco.edu

Dr. Whitney Duncan (Medical Anthropologist) utilizes students to promote migrant well-being and work on projects that seek to develop binational programs and policies. To learn more, contact: Whitney.Duncan@unco.edu.


Anthropology students have opportunities around the community to earn internship credit. Some organizations Anthropology students intern with include:

  • Museums: City of Greeley Museums, Museo de las Americas, Greeley Railroad Museum, and more
  • Greeley Senior Activity Center
  • Weld County Coroner (prerequisite ANT 330)
  • Global Refugee Center

Plus many other opportunities in cultural anthropology, biological anthropology,  archaeology, and linguistics.