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Internships

The 2021 research internship program bridges science, technology, and the public. As a Mammoth Site Intern, you will work closely with Mammoth Site staff to learn excavation, preservation, and curation techniques of Cenozoic fossils. You will also spend time working in our new Turner Geospatial Center learning 3D scanning and printing techniques that will have multiple applications in many different fields. No longer will interns give tours or work in the Gift Shop. They will instead have the opportunity to express their interest in paleontology with the public through docent work. This summer, Mammoth Site interns will have the opportunity to explore and develop science based activities or projects too that are tailored to their interests. 

Internship Details

Our seasonal internship starts in May and ends in August. The position includes:

  • Up to 40 hours per week for 10-16 weeks (M-F).
  • Compensation: $9.50/hour with onsite housing*.

*Housing: Housing is provided to interns as part of compensation on Mammoth Site property. Housing is near The Mammoth Site, within the town limits of Hot Springs, SD. Laundry facilities are available on site.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Public speaking and/or docent work.
  • Experience in customer service, education, program delivery, and development.  
  • One year or more of vertebrate or invertebrate preparation, and/or museum curatorial experience in vertebrate paleontology.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and/or ArcGIS software.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Working on or have finished an undergraduate (or higher) in the following or related majors: anthropology/archaeology, biology, geology, or museum studies.
  • Availability to start work on or prior to May 16, 2021 and continue through August 15, 2021. 
  • Basic experience (≥3 months) public speaking, teaching, and/or work with children.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Solid interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • You must be able to lift 30-40 lbs and are steady on your feet. This is paramount to your work here at The Mammoth Site; the primary activity involves digging in the Bonebed and repetitive lifting of buckets full of sediment.
  • International Students – You must be at least in your second year at a US academic institution, have US citizenship, or previously established work visa to be considered.

How to Apply

Application packets submitted on the website will include: Cover letter, current CV, and unofficial university transcript(s). Two academic references are to be emailed to Dr. Weaver at sharonh@mammothsite.org

All materials are due February 15, 2021. 

Click here for 2021 Research Internship Flyer!

Contact: Dr. Sharon Weaver, Curator at sharonh@mammothsite.org or call 605-745-6017 for more information.

 

 

Please submit your internship application below.


Internship Application

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Please list two professional references. Recommendations from these references will be emailed directly to Dr. Sharon Weaver sharonh@mammothsite.org
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The application packet will not be completed until the two academic references are emailed to Dr. Weaver at sharonh@mammothsite.org.

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