The research team at the Frost Entomological Museum seeks four undergraduate summer interns to assist with projects related to insect biodiversity and evolution. Interns will receive training in fieldwork, curation, biodiversity informatics, specimen collection and preparation, microscopy, diagnostics, and, depending on his/her project: taxonomy, rearing, dissection, GC-MS, transcriptomics, niche modeling, 3D reconstruction, histology, and novel approaches to visualizing insect anatomy.
To apply, please see the Penn State jobs website: https://psu.jobs/job/61792
Applicants must submit the following materials by March 31, 2016:
- résumé, including relevant courses
- a list of three references
- cover letter describing research experience, interests, and career goals
The internships last 8 weeks and can be extended up to 10 weeks, depending on the project. The stipend is approximately $550 per week, and incumbents are responsible for their own housing.
UPDATE (9 Feb 2016): Recent BA/BS/etc. graduates are eligible to apply. The internship is intended for students who have not yet started grad school.
Andrew R. Deans, director
Frost Entomological Museum
Department of Entomology
501 ASI Building
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802 USA
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