Paleonet: AMNH Invertebrate Paleontology Summer Intern Position

Bushra M Hussaini hussaini at
Thu Feb 19 17:01:47 UTC 2015

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 22, 2015 start). The
interns will participate in an NSF-funded project to upgrade the
microfossil collections in the Invertebrate Paleontology collection at
A summary of the project can be found here:

A website documenting the progress of this project, including a blog by
summer 2013 and 2014 interns can be found here:

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:

Applications must be received no later than March 31, 2015

****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.****

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent
scientific and cultural institutions. Since it¹s 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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