Specialty VCU Internships

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The following internships have specific eligibility or credit restrictions, additional course requirements, or course prerequisites. For more information, please contact the person listed under each. you can find the Specialty Internship Application here: Specialty Internship Application Form

  • French Film Festival Internship
    Interns assist with the preparation and execution of the annual French Film Festival.  For more information concerning the internship or to apply for one of the intern positions, please contact the French Film Director, Dr. Peter Kirkpatrick.
  • Spanish/English Translation and Interpretation Internship
    This 3-credit internship fulfills the Capstone requirement for the Spanish/English Translation & Interpretation (SETI) Certificate Program. Eligibility for the internship requires registration in the SETI program and completion of course prerequisites.  For more information about the SETI Program, please contact the World Studies Advising Office at 827-1111.  

  • VCU Anthropology Bone Lab
    Students working in the Bone Lab will be involved in a variety of activities that might include lab management and data collection about humans or primates. Bone Lab interns are usually asked to participate in Paleo Journal Club and will spend time assisting with lab activities in the Bioanthropology Lab. Potential interns must contact Dr. Rector before applying to work in the Bone Lab.

  • VCU Anthropological Computing Lab
    Developed in 2015 by Dr. Matthew Pawlowicz with assistance from VCU Anthropology majors, the VCU Anthropological Computing Lab exists for students to apply a range of software tools in contemporary anthropological research. The internship lab will conduct research under the direction of Dr. Pawlowicz and be involved with the continued development and enhancement of the lab's capabilities. Current projects involve the use of GIS for the analysis and mapping of spatial data and for archaeological remote sensing. A range of other opportunities, ranging from statistical analysis to computer illustration to visual anthropology, are also possible. For more information please contact Dr. Pawlowicz
    Additional Information for Application: In one page, describe your interest in the internship and discuss t he kind of work you would like to undertake in the lab and why you would like to do it. It is strongly recommended that you contact Dr. Pawlowicz before completing this portion of the application.

  • Virtual Curation Laboratory
    In the Virtual Curation Laboratory, a team of Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate students and alumni works under project director Dr. Bernard K. Means. Funding from the Department of Defense’s Legacy Program helped establish this facility. The Virtual Curation Laboratory employs 3D scanners to create digital models of archaeological objects. The scanners record topological (surface) attributes of an object.  Museums, cultural heritage locations, and collections repositories from throughout North America have opened their collections to enable the Virtual Curation Laboratory to create 3D digital models of artifacts from archaeological sites distributed across the globe, and some locations have shared their own digital artifact models. To date, over 1800 3D digital models have been created from cultural heritage locations significant to American and world history.  The Virtual Curation Laboratory also creates plastic replicas of these digital models using its three 3D printers. Many are painted to resemble the original objects. The digital models and painted plastic replicas are used for teaching, research, and public outreach. Interns working in the Virtual Curation Laboratory travel to nearby locations such as Jamestown to 3D scan artifacts, print and paint the artifacts for use in teaching, public outreach, and museum displays, and present their original research at professional conferences. For more information contact the Lab Director, Bernard Means.

Summer VCU Internships
Other VCU programs provide summer internship opportunities with which the School of World Studies cooperates. 

  • IYLEP – Iraq
    The Global Education Office offers the Iraqi Young Leaders Education Program (IYLEP) and recruits VCU students as English Language partners and guides for the Iraqi students completing a summer study abroad here at VCU.  For more information, please contact the Global Education Office (828-8471). 
  • American Studies - China
    The History Department offers the American Studies Program for students studying at VCU from China, specifically Beijing and Fudan Universities, and recruits VCU students to work with the program while the Chinese students are on campus.  For more information, please contact the Education Abroad Office (827-7882) or Dr. John Herman in the History Department (828-1635).