The University of Montana’s Anthropological Collection Facility Internships are designed to serve a dual purpose: 1.) to give students an opportunity for hands-on experience, and 2.) to allow the repository to operate at full capacity, clearing its 40+ year backlog without requiring a million dollar operating budget.


Every student is allowed to count 6 internship credits towards graduation. The Internship may be taken for 2-6 credits and can be taken for more than one semester, upon approval. For every credit taken, 3 hours per week are owed to the repository.

Internships Syllabus (PDF)

During a UMACF Internship you will:

  • Earn Upper-Division or Graduate Credits
  • Learn valuable job skills
    • Anthropological Curation Methods
    • Archaeological Laboratory Methods
    • Heritage Laws
    • Professional Ethics.
  • Work with Heritage materials from across Montana, the Northwest, and the World.
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The UMACF welcomes students from many disciplines:

  • Anthropology
  • Native American Studies
  • History
  • GeoSciences
  • Geography
  • Fine Arts
  • Computer Sciences

Don’t see your major listed?  No problem.  Just contact us, and we can discuss options for participation. 

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Interns at Work

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intern cataloging artifacts
intern building storage for moccasins