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Evolutionary Anthropology Summer Research Internship

Duke University’s Evolutionary Anthropology Department is seeking two engaged undergraduate students to participate in an 8-week paid laboratory research internship this summer (June 5th-July 31st, 2023). Evolutionary anthropology is the study of humankind's place in nature. The central questions of this unique discipline revolve around reconstructing how humans arose from our primate ancestors and investigating how our evolutionary past shapes human diversity, health, and society today.

Interns will be mentored by researchers (faculty, postdocs and graduate students) from their host lab to carry out an independent research project. By the end of the summer, interns will have gained key insights into the research process, learned valuable skills both in research protocols and professional development, and built important connections in the field. Interns will be further prepared and encouraged to continue collaborations beyond the duration of the internship via participation in research and presentation of research at an academic conference. Specific details of ongoing projects in each lab are detailed in the application materials. 

The internship will take place from June 5th, 2023 to July 31st, 2023. Interns must be available for the entire 8-week duration. Interns will receive a stipend ($4,800) and be provided free housing on Duke University’s campus and on campus food plan. Applications are due March 15th by 11:59pm EST.

Eligibility: This internship is specifically geared towards to providing research experience to students from a variety of backgrounds, including those from historically underrepresented groups. We encourage students who are currently enrolled in a Historically Black College or University in North Carolina within commuter distance (e.g., fewer than 50 miles) to Duke University to apply. The goal is to better facilitate continued collaboration and mentorship beyond the internship. Applicants must be current first, second, or third year full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited university.