Paleonet: Job Announcement: Invertebrate Paleontology Intern

Bushra M Hussaini hussaini at
Tue Sep 19 20:59:07 GMT 2017

Position Summary:

The Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History is offering 1 part-time (18 hours per week), 1-year internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in geology, invertebrate paleontology, life sciences, museum studies, or related fields (~October 30, 2017 start). The intern will participate in an NSF-funded project to image and geo-reference specimens in the Invertebrate Paleontology department at AMNH. 

A summary of the NSF-funded project can be found here:

The intern will work with collection management staff to curate, image, geo-reference, catalog, and database specimens.
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 be a recent graduate of a degree 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:

Applications must be received no later than October 9, 2017

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.

Applicants will only receive notification if they qualify for an interview.

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since it’s founding in 1869, the 
Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and 
disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the 
universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education 
and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present 
a panorama of the world's cultures.

The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, 
national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual 
orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates 
of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for 
vacant positions at all levels. Please be advised that due to the high 
volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose 
skills and background best fit the needs of the open position.

Ruth O'Leary
Director of Collections, Archives and Preparation
Division of Paleontology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West @79th Street
New York
NY 10024

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

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