Summer 2023 Internship Program

The Mammoth Site is excited to once again be offering our summer internship program. This year, there are three divisions: Research, Education, and Social Media.

Application materials are to be emailed to news@mammothsite.org with subject line: first name, last name, [research/education/social media] intern application. You will receive a confirmation email confirming that we have received your materials. Applications will not be reviewed until February 1, 2023.

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

Mammoth Site Research Interns will gain experience in:

  • Fossil preparation including learning about the basics of fossil preparation such as manual preparation, air scribes, consolidant usage, and archival bedding jackets 
  • Fieldwork within the Bonebed encompassing excavation, field jackets, and in-situ preservation 
  • Best practices for producing and housing modern skeletal collections
  • 3D modeling, printing and maintenance using 3D scanners and printers (modeling programs include Artec Studio, Autodesk Meshmixer, Cura, and FlashPrint)

The intern’s work will contribute towards the conservation, management, research, and interpretation of fossil resources from The Mammoth Site. 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Cover Letter
  • Current CV/Resume (With 2-3 references with contact information, and relevant coursework)
  • 1 Academic Reference letter (or suitable substitute)

Application materials are to be emailed to news@mammothsite.org directly from your references with subject line: Last name, first name_research intern letter of recommendation (ex: Smith, John_research intern letter of recommendation).

QUALIFICATIONS

The applicant should be working towards a degree in geology, biology, anthropology, museum studies, or related field, and with at least 3 courses towards their major. Early career and graduate students may also apply. Must have high attention to detail and a working knowledge of animal anatomy and paleontological/geological concepts. Previous fossil preparation experience and/or museum curatorial experience preferred but not required. Must be at least 18 years of age.

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

Mammoth Site Education Interns will:

  • Lead summer programs that teach guests about the Pleistocene and paleontology
  • Develop curriculum for a wide range of audiences utilizing the Mammoth Site and research conducted here
  • Lead informal talks about the science of the Mammoth Site
  • Work with guests from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Work with Education Department to develop a wide variety of educational materials relating to the Mammoth Site’s mission
  • Perform other duties as assigned

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Cover Letter
  • Current CV/Resume (With 2-3 references with contact information, and relevant coursework)
  • 1 Academic Reference letter (or suitable substitute)

Application materials are to be emailed to news@mammothsite.org directly from your references with subject line: Last name, first name_education intern letter of recommendation (ex: Smith, John_education intern letter of recommendation).

QUALIFICATIONS

Successful Applicants will : 

  • Be currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in geology, biology, education, or other related field
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have an understanding of science concepts
  • Have an understanding of paleontological concepts, or be willing to learn
  • Be willing to work with guests from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Be willing to work and live with staff from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Be able to safely lift 35 pounds 
  • Be able to spend extended periods of time on their feet 
  • Able to work independently
  • Be a U.S. permanent legal resident or be authorized to work in the U.S.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Social media interns will:

  • Assist Public Relations Coordinator with management of social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn, and YouTube)
  • Learn and become familiar with a number of Adobe Cloud programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro)
  • Develop social media calendars and deliverables, with the opportunity for work to be shared to over 15k followers
  • Create content through a variety of mediums (video, photography, infographics, etc.)
  • Perform other duties as assigned

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Cover Letter
  • Current Resume or CV (with 2-3 personal references and relevant coursework listed)
  • 1 Academic Reference letter (or suitable substitute)

Application materials are to be emailed to news@mammothsite.org with subject line: first name, last name, social media intern application.

QUALIFICATIONS

Successful applicants will be at least 18 years of age and currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in communications, social media management, public relations, graphic design, or other related field. Early career students may also apply. Applicants should have a working knowledge of social media platforms (having run a business/club social media account is a plus!), and must be willing to learn how to effectively manage social media accounts with large numbers of followers. Knowledge/experience with production apps and programs, including but not limited to Photoshop, InDesign, Canva, TikTok, and others, preferred but not required.