Opportunities

INTERNSHIPS:

Fall Semester 2016

1. Insect Imaging – Interns will learn how to create publication-ready images of museum specimens.

2. Insect Curation – Interns will learn how to prepare a museum-quality insect collection.

See  details below:


1. Insect Imaging Internship

 

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The Triplehorn Insect Collection is seeking undergraduate student interns who are interested in photography, entomology, and natural history for training in insect specimen imaging.

The Specimen Imaging Intern will learn to use the software, equipment, and techniques that are needed to produce publication quality micro- and macrophotography images of museum insect specimens.  Some experience with photography and Adobe Photoshop is desirable.

Application: Send the following information to beigel.2@osu.edu with the email subject line “Specimen Photography Internship”:

  1. Your full name, year, major(s) and minor(s)
  2. A statement of interest (i.e., why you would like to be an intern with us)
  3. A resume or CV

We will contact the most qualified applicants for in-person interviews. Please be thoughtful and genuine with your statement of interest — the aim of this internship is to help driven students gain experience, so we are looking for applicants who are devoted to learning and who are enthusiastic about this opportunity.

This is an unpaid internship that can be completed either as volunteer hours OR as Internship credit.

Internship for Credit:  Students interested in obtaining formal credit for this internship should talk to their Academic Advisor and make sure they will approve your internship credits PRIOR TO APPLYING.

Please contact Katherine Beigel at beigel.2@osu.edu with “Internship Questions” in the subject line to request more information or make any inquiries.


2. Insect Curation Internship

This internship is intended to provide OSU students in the fields of Biology, Entomology, Forestry, Conservation, and related fields, with hands-on experience in the preparation of insect specimens for scientific research, species identification, and for the long term preservation of the specimens in collections.

Curatorial interns work alongside our staff and students while receiving individual training. Interns learn basic curatorial standards and techniques used in insect collections, including specimen drying, mounting, labeling and electronic data capture.

Application: Send the following information to Dr. Lu Musetti via osuc-curator@osu.edu with the email subject line “Curation Internship”:

  1. Your full name, year, major(s) and minor(s)
  2. A statement of interest (i.e., why you would like to be an intern with us)
  3. A resume or CV

We will contact the most qualified applicants for in-person interviews. Please be thoughtful and genuine with your statement of interest — the aim of this internship is to help driven students gain experience, so we are looking for applicants who are devoted to learning and who are enthusiastic about this opportunity.

This is an unpaid internship that can be completed either as volunteer hours OR as Internship credit.

Internship for Credit: Students interested in obtaining formal credit for this internship should talk to their Academic Advisor and make sure they will approve your Internship credits PRIOR TO APPLYING.

Please contact Dr. Lu Musetti via email at osuc-curator@osu.edu with “Internship Questions” in the subject line to receive more information.