Invertebrate Paleontology Internship | American Museum of Natural History


  • Position: Invertebrate Paleontology Intern 
  • Employer: American Museum of Natural History
  • 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
  • Location: New York, New York, United States
  • Application Deadline: the position is available until March 16, 2018
  • Applications: here
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Offer full description:

Requisition Number: 92969
Position Title: Invertebrate Paleontology Intern
Number of Openings: 1
Category: Part Time- Term
Total No. of Scheduled Hours Per Pay Period (for full-timers only): 40
Union Status: Non-Union
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Invertebrates – 012


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 11, 2018 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.

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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.

Posting Date: 02-06-2018

Closing Date: 03-16-2018

Required Applicant Documents:
Resume
Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications must be received no later than March 16, 2018

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.

Quicklink for Posting:
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EEO Statement:
The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”


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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)

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