Anthropology and Local Ethnography

Summer Internships in Community Anthropology and Local Ethnography:

Create meaningful impact in your surrounding community! BCe2 is a partnership that pilots community-engaged, sustainable projects to address real world challenges in the Southeast neighborhood of South Bend, IN. Projects center around urban natural resources, sustainable placemaking, and data decision-support all with the local residents in mind. Our success is the result of extraordinary employees who are highly motivated and dedicated to ensuring a great future for our neighborhood. We are advancing the world of community-engaged student learning and we want YOU to join our winning team. BCe2 is seeking 4 interns with a background in anthropological coursework and ethnographic research:
  • 2 interns needed as “embedded ethnographers” within a research team working in the community. Research the BCe2 team while focusing on local interaction and community engagement in South Bend’s Southeast neighborhood.
  • 1 intern to study the educational experiences and outcomes of place-based authentic learning.
  • 1 intern to work with community partners to conduct oral histories, stories of historical challenge, and experience with place, and to create desirable digital formats that foster community engagement.
All of these internships benefit from:
  • Career and personal development opportunities and support for personal growth
  • Employee mentoring program
  • Exceptionally diverse collaborative environment
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead

Job Requirements:

  • Motivated college students with a competitive academic standing
  • Background in anthropological research through coursework and, ideally, field research experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills to learn from and build rapport with the project team and community sponsors
  • Possess excellent observational, analytical, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with ethnographic observation, fieldnotes and recording, and/or willingness to learn through fieldwork immersion
  • Ability to work in independent and group settings in a fast paced environment while sharing data for digital use

Required Steps

As part of the selection process for the BCe2 Intern position, each candidate is required to submit a resume with two reference contacts (name, phone number, and email) at This is a selection requirement and must be completed to continue in the interview process. If selected to move forward, the candidate will receive an email from the recruiter to schedule an interview.

Additional Information:

When: May 30-August 4, 2017
Location: South Bend, IN
Job Type: Temporary
BCe2 Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.”

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