University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Academic Year

The Academic Year Internship Program is a new initiative that allows Penn sophomores and juniors the opportunity to work closely with Museum staff for two semesters, providing them with the skills, knowledge, and connections needed to support independent research in the senior year.

Who University of Pennsylvania sophomores and juniors who are interested in archaeology, ancient history, or museums.
What A year-long, two-part internship program that exposes you to the different kinds of work being done at the Penn Museum, and gives you the tools to conduct your own research project on an object in the collection.
When Fall seminars on Monday afternoons from 3:30-5:00.
Where The Penn Museum’s world-renowned galleries, collections, archives, and laboratories.
Why The Penn Museum wants to increase the breadth and depth of student research and training within the Museum, expose students to museum practice, and provide them with the tools to conduct independent, senior-level research in the collections. If you are interested in what objects tell us about the lives of people across the globe and throughout time, and you are considering a senior thesis or other capstone project, this is the internship for you!
How Interested applicants should submit the following to Anne Tiballi, Curricular Facilitator, by Monday, May 16th:
  • A 400 word maximum essay describing how the Academic Year Internship Program would further your academic goals at Penn and beyond;
  • Copy of academic transcript;
  • Current resume or CV;
  • A letter of recommendation from a Penn professor, addressing your qualifications for this internship, sent separately via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the applicants full name in the subject line;

Full Description of the Academic Year Internship Program

Successful applicants will be notified via email by July 1st.


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