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Division of Paleontology 2014 Summer Internships

Position Summary:

The Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History is offering a small number of full-time, 8-week internships for graduate or undergraduate students in geology, invertebrate paleontology, life sciences, museum studies, or related fields (June 16, 2014 start). The interns will participate in an NSF-funded project to upgrade the microfossil collections in the Invertebrate Paleontology collection at AMNH. 
A summary of the project can be found here:
http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1203394&HistoricalAwards=false
A website documenting the progress of this project, including a blog by summer 2013 interns can be found here:
http://www.amnh.org/our-research/paleontology/collections/fossil-invertebrates/microfossil-conservation-and-digitization

The interns will work with collection management staff to rehouse, conserve and catalog specimens, to digitally image and CT scan primary type specimens and upgrade on-line collections data.
A stipend will be provided as support over the internship period. 


Required Qualifications:
Applicants should be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree course, or about to apply to a graduate course in invertebrate paleontology, life sciences, museum studies, or related fields. Ability to work with paleontological research collections, ability to perform tasks requiring physical strength and high manual dexterity, proficiency in the use of Mac and PC based software, good organizational, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently. Experience working in museum collections a plus.

 
Interested parties should apply online here.

Applications must be received no later than April 6, 2014

Applications cannot be accepted via email or snail mail. Due to the high volume of applications, we cannot respond to email inquiries about application status.

 
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