domingo, abril 12, 2015

NSF-funded project to upgrade the microfossil collections in the Invertebrate Paleontology collection at AMNH

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 AMNH. 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