AMNH | Invertebrate Paleontology Summer Internship


  • Position: Invertebrate Paleontology Summer Intern Posting
  • Employer: American Museum of Natural History
  • Qualifications: Graduate or undergraduate students in geology, invertebrate paleontology, life sciences, museum studies, or related fields
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Application Deadline: 19th March 2017
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Offer full description:

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 12, 2017 start). The interns will participate in an IMLS-funded project to curate the Mapes collection in the Invertebrate Paleontology department at AMNH.

A description of the Mapes collection at the AMNH can be found here:
http://www.amnh.org/our-research/paleontology/collections/fossil-invertebrates/royal-mapes-collection
A summary of the IMLS-funded project to curate the Mapes collection can be found here:
https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/ma-30-15-0491-15

The interns will work with collection management staff to rehouse, conserve, 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 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.

To Apply:

Applications must be received no later than March 19, 2017 .”


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Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)