Outside the Classroom

Student Anthropology Club

Student group at dig siteThe Anthropology Club, organized by the undergraduate majors, offers additional opportunities for students to not only socialize with majors and non-majors with similar interests but also take advantage of off-campus experiences. They typically meet once a week, plan trips, work on displays or discuss the latest in anthropological discoveries. In recent years the Anthropology Club has traveled to Jamestown, Va., to participate in the excavations, participated in the Society for Historic Archaeology’s annual conference and toured cultural and archaeological sites within the region. The club also has a rotating display case in Gillmor Science Hall, giving them experience preparing and sharing their interests with the campus community.


Heidelberg is committed to providing students with an excellent education, of which an internship may be an important component.

Off-campus internships provide students with a firsthand, real-world experience that may have a very positive influence on a student’s collegiate career. Faculty members are willing to supervise and to assist with arranging a wide variety of internships. Specifically for the Anthropology major, there are internships available with the Experiential Learning Program in Historical Archaeology and with various cultural resource management firms in Ohio and Michigan. The Experiential Learning Program provides a student with a semester’s experience in taking archaeology to the middle school and high schools of the region. Additionally, those schools participating bring classes to the Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison site.