Martin-Mullins Internship - North American Anthropology

Department: Repatriation
Location: Chicago, IL

This paid internship aims at providing the intern with an educational experience, and while their work product will benefit the Museum, their work should be designed to benefit them more so than the Museum. More specifically, it is designed to provide Native American students interested in careers in museum studies, especially those with a repatriation focus, with an opportunity to work directly with the Repatriation Program at The Field Museum. The selected candidate may choose to work on one of two projects consisting of: (1) research and documentation on collections from archaeological sites in the Southwest in order to facilitate repatriation consultation for this region; or (2) research and documentation on collections from archaeological sites in the Midwest in order to facilitate repatriation consultation for this region, but also to determine if any of these collections may be split between the Field Museum and other institutions. For both projects, we anticipate the intern will engage in collections, archival, and library research.


Native American students are encouraged to apply for this internship. Qualified candidates should be undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates (i.e. graduation in December 2023 or later) in Anthropology, Native American Studies, or Museum Studies. Successful candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Application instructions

Interested candidates should submit the following documents:

Salary of $16.50-$17 per hour at 35 hours per week for 12 weeks. Applicants must apply though the Field Museumís Career website at Applications through other websites will not be considered.

Application deadline:This posting will close for applications on March 29, 2024. Applicants selected for interviews will be informed by April 8, 2024. Desired start date of April 22, 2024 - July 22nd, 2024.

Important Note: In order to protect the health and safety of our employees, guests and their families, the Field Museum is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions from the vaccine will not be considered as given the nature of this position, we are unable to provide an accommodation for anyone who has not been vaccinated.

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