Natural History Museum of Utah,Entomology


Entomology Lab Intern

Position Description:

  • Application Deadline: April 7, 2022
  • Anticipated Start Date: 5/17/2022 (with flexibility as needed by student)
  • Anticipated End Date: 8/03/2022
  • Hours/Week: 10 hours/week
  • Work Schedule: Flexible
  • Work Location:  Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Compensation from host organization: $12.50/hour

Program Requirements:

  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours by the internship start date
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Science or a recent graduate

Additional Requirements for This Position:

  • None

Description

The Museum’s mission is to illuminate the natural world and the place of humans within it, and we do this in the context of the extraordinary landscape of Utah. The entomology lab intern will work closely with the Invertebrate Collections manager to learn how to process frozen insect specimens, including how insect genetic material is stored, how frozen invertebrate collections are organized and labeled, and databasing specimens. The intern will have the opportunity to learn more about entomology, geography and taxonomy as well as about museum operation and career pathways.

Desired Skills:

  • Interest in entomology, taxonomy, and museums
  • Extreme attention to detail and patience with being fastidious in work
  • Grasp of taxonomic hierarchy concepts in general
  • Superlative communication skills, especially when learning new things and clearing up confusion
  • Willing to learn skills to use our database www.scan-bugs.org
  • Good coordination for handling small fragile specimens

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