Opportunities

Title: Applied Anthropology Intern: Nepalese Himalaya and Great Basin Projects

Duration: September-December 2017 (with potential extension)

Hours: 10-15 hours per week

Credits: 3-4 per term

Tasks: Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator/Project Director in Portland, Oregon, the Applied Anthropology Intern will assist with a collaborative project focused on social-ecological transitions in the recovery following major natural disasters using the 2015 Nepal earthquakes as a case study. They will also support multiple collaborative projects between Native American Nations and federal agencies. The U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Department of Energy sponsor these initiatives. Activities include report preparation, literature review, transcription, correspondence, and administrative support. Tasks will be conducted in Portland, Oregon from the Department of Anthropology at Portland State University. Depending on performance, additional internships, employment, and travel are possible beyond the stated period.

Qualifications: Graduate student preferred; upper-level undergraduates will be considered. Applicants must have a background in the social sciences. Excellent written and communication skills. Video production, graphic design, GIS, and/or statistics knowledge a plus.

Deadline: Please email a letter of application, resume, and one letter of recommendation (in PDF format) to Dr. Jeremy Spoon (jspoon@pdx.edu) by August 15, 2017.