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Penn Students

Welcome to the Penn Students portal to the Penn Museum- the central hub for all events and opportunities for Penn undergraduate and graduate students. Please note that all programs and meetings are currently virtual, but we are working hard to keep you connected.

Courses, Research, & Fieldwork

The Penn Museum joins in the University’s commitment to supporting original research by undergraduate and graduate students. A range of courses and research seminars are held in the Museum’s Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM), including a Minor and Graduate Certificate in Archaeological Science. Whether in the labs, classrooms, field sites, galleries, storage, or the archives, we encourage students to explore their interests and academic goals.

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Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM)

Field Funds

Student Collections Research

Get Involved

You don’t have the spend your summers sorting pottery to be part of the Penn Museum family. Check out these ways to become involved!

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CLIO Society

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Penn Museum Graduate Advisory Council

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Graduate Guides

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Certificate in Museum Teaching & Learning

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Alumni Membership

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Making Workshops

Internships, Fellowships, & More

The Penn Museum offers several co-curricular opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students to enhance learning in Penn Museum galleries, laboratories, and study rooms.

Group photo of the 2022 Summer Interns cohort in the Museum Archives.

Summer Internship Program

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Student Exhibition Internship

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Penn Museum Fellows

Creating Academic Museum Professionals

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Museum Assistantship Program

Want to find out about student programming and opportunities?

Join the Penn Museum Student Listserv

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