Interested in getting involved with the discipline in a new way? Consider joining the American Ethnological Society Editorial Intern program for anthropology graduate students. We are pleased to announce we are now accepting applications through November 1. Intern responsibilities include creative intellectual teamwork at annual conferences, on social media such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as generating new content for the AE/AES website. Our goal is to expand conversations about anthropology in general, and also to share and supplement the rich body of scholarship produced in the pages of American Ethnologist. Current projects include AE author interviews, curating collection of essays, writing and editing online essays, hosting AE/AES social media accounts, and creative participation in and reporting from the annual AAA and AES meetings. The AES Editorial Intern program began in 2016, and is currently composed of grad students from universities around the world.

Prospective interns must be enrolled in a PhD program in socio-cultural anthropology. Fluency in social media is essential, as is regular and reliable internet access. Participation in the intern program is a two-year commitment, with the possibility of extending one’s internship longer if desired.

Application Process

To apply to the AES Editorial Intern program, please send the following materials to program director, AES Section Editor Carole McGranahan ( by Wednesday, November 1:

  • Current CV
  • 300-500 word statement introducing yourself, your research interests, stage in your graduate studies, and why you would like to be an AES Editorial Intern. For example, what sort of initiatives would you like to work on or create?

Applicants will be notified of their status in mid-November. The Editorial Intern team will
meet in person at the annual AAA meetings in Washington DC, November 29-December 3, and again at the AES spring meeting in Philadelphia. For those who cannot attend, we will have video conference facilities so that you may participate from afar.

We welcome your applications!