Paleonet: Internships in Panama - Spring 2013

Austin Hendy austin.hendy at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 16:55:01 UTC 2012


Dear colleagues

Please pass this on to your students!!!

Are you interested in traveling to PANAMA and studying the GEOLOGY AND PALEONTOLOGY OF THE PANAMA CANAL?

NSF-funded internships are available for the Panama Canal Project (PCP)- PIRE (NSF-funded Partnership for International Research and Education) for United States citizens or permanent residents undergraduate or post-bac students to assist with collecting fossils and other fieldwork in the exposures along the Panama Canal (Panama).

Deadline to apply October 10, 2012

Interns will live in Panama for a minimum of 4 months conducting fieldwork under the supervision of PIRE PIs and Postdoctoral Fellows at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama City. Experience in Geological/Paleontological fieldwork and some level of bi-lingual (English/Spanish) competency is preferred.

This internship provides an excellent opportunity for students who might be considering taking a semester off between their studies to gain valuable research and international experiences.

PCP-PIRE internships include:

	• $1,000 monthly stipend.
	• Dorm style housing in Panama.
	• Relocation to/from Panama.
	• Travel to Panamanian field sites.

To apply, please take a look at our web-poster advertisement
	http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/panama-pire/op_internships.htm
or, contact Claudia Grant: cgrant at flmnh.ufl.edu

Deadline to apply October 10, 2012

PCP-PIRE is a U.S.-Panamanian partnership to document the ancient marine and terrestrial biodiversity and global climate change of the New World Tropics (NWT) preserved in the 25- million-year fossiliferous sequence in Panama, and promote international education, collaboration, and exchange. Research foci include the magnitude and timing of diversity change in the NWT; the biogeographic origins, relationships, and dispersal history of the Central American fauna and flora; antiquity of the rainforest; effects of global climate change on tropical biodiversity through time; and other fundamental questions related to the emergence of the Isthmus of Panama and its past on biodiversity.

PCP-PIRE is committed to diversity in education and encourages the application of women and underrepresented minorities.

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Austin Hendy
Senior Research Scientist
Division of Invertebrate Paleontology
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL





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