Internships 2019


Insect Curation

Fall 2019 – (for credit – EEOB 3191 Undergraduate Internship)


Quick description: Interns will learn how to prepare, preserve, and digitize museum-quality insect specimens.


Requirements: Attention to detail. Minimum commitment of 5 hours/week in the collection.

Desirable/Helpful skills: excellent oral and written communication skills, basic computer skills, especially with spreadsheets.

Training provided: understanding the value of collections, insect preparation, specimen handling, natural history collection digitization (label data transcription and specimen photography).

Supervisor: Dr. Luciana Musetti, Curator.

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 and documentation of insect specimens for scientific research and for the long term preservation of the specimens in collections. Interns will learn basic curatorial standards and techniques used in insect collections, including specimen drying, mounting, labeling, and electronic data capture. We are looking for driven students who are devoted to learning and who are enthusiastic about this opportunity.

Application: Send the following information to Dr. Musetti via osuc-curator@osu.edu with the subject line “Internship 2019″:

  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
  4. Time availability (number of hours per week, days/times – example: 5 hours/week, Mon-Wed, 1-3:30pm)

Internship for Credit: EEOB 3191 Undergraduate Internship – Students interested in obtaining formal credit for this internship should talk to their Academic Advisor and make sure they will approve the 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.