Anthropology faculty and graduate students provide numerous research opportunities beyond the classroom. The Research Laboratories of Archaeology (RLA) offer intensive archaeological field schools in the summer where students develop fieldwork, curation and analytical skills. The RLA also provides internships for students in their labs. Faculty and graduate students in the Department of Anthropology frequently have research projects on which students can work as interns or as undergraduate research assistants. Last, the Department offers an Honors Thesis program write a formal academic paper based on their own research project.

Students can contact Dr. Colin Thor West, the Anthropology UNC Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Liaison about research internships and assistantships.