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Intern, Herpetology

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Purpose: Assist Zoology Curatorial staff with collections management tasks while learning curatorial methods applicable to different types of biological collections.
Background:  As part of an ongoing digitization project in our herpetology (reptiles and amphibians) department, a complete physical inventory of specimens is required.  The student would assist the curatorial staff with this project.
Location: Geier Collections and Research Center, 760 West Fifth St, Cincinnati, OH
Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct physical inventory of fluid preserved specimens in the herpetology collection
  • Catalog and label specimens in the collection
  • Enter catalog information into digital databases
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good organizational abilities
  • Interest in zoology, biology, or related field
  • Possess a basic knowledge of zoology or a related field
  • Familiar with spreadsheet databasing (Excel)
Reports To: Heather Farrington, Zoology Curator
Length of Appointment: 10 weeks, June 6 - Aug 12
Time Commitment: 15 hrs/week (hours available M-F, 9am-5pm)
Rate: $11/hour
  • Free admission to all permanent CMC exhibits and access to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  • Free parking at Cincinnati Museum Center locations
  • Discounts at food locations
  • Invitations to select exhibit previews, special events and lectures
  • Professional development, training opportunities and work experience
Dress Code: Long pants and closed-toe shoes must be worn during the majority of the tasks to be performed during this internship.  Attire should be neat, but due to the nature of the work, casual clothing is expected.
Age Requirement, if any:  
Eligible candidates considering an internship are defined as individuals who meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • currently enrolled as an undergraduate student
  • have graduated within the past year
  • are currently enrolled in graduate school
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