🔗Paleontology Collections Intern – 600 hours
Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program
Museum of the Rockies (MOR) holds one of the Nation’s most extensive paleontology collections, with over 400,000 fossils in its care. The successful candidate will assist the Paleontology Collections Manager-Registrar in overseeing and implementing the care and stewardship of MOR’s paleontology collections.
- Object care: Assists the Paleontology Collections Manager-Registrar on site in providing the appropriate physical conditions for objects in storage and ensuring the long-term conservation and physical safety of objects for future generations in the collection, both on exhibit and in storage.
- Inventory and object tracking: Assists with the cataloging and tracking of objects in the collection. This responsibility includes preparing object records and condition reports, research, updating the museum’s electronic database, and assisting with inventory. Interns will gain experience and understanding of how to organize, manage and make accessible an active paleontology collection.
This position is part of the Internship Program administered by the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE). The program is a partnership between the National Park Service and NCPE. Eligibility requirements apply; visit https://preservenet.org/ncpe-internships/ for details and instructions on how to apply.
Qualified NCPE interns who successfully complete their internships may count their position towards earning a Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority certificate. Once earned, the PLC hiring authority certificate may be used to apply for eligible Federal temporary, term, or permanent positions. Visit the website listed above for details about this benefit. Successful completion of the internship does not guarantee Federal employment.