Earth Sciences Internship

The Department of Earth Sciences at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is offering one, 6 month research internship for Spring 2018. The intern will join an international team of scientists working on a new and exciting research area in Colorado. This internship is for undergraduate, graduate, and early career professionals. Interns will receive a $400 per week stipend for the term of the internship. The internship hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., March 19 - August 31. (flexible end date if applicant needs to leave earlier to start school)

Interns will engage in a variety of fossil excavation tasks, including prospecting, excavating, mapping, and collecting vertebrate and plant fossils. A large portion of this internship will be based in the Museum's computer lab where the intern will utilize specialized computer software to visualize computed tomography data.

The Earth Science Intern will participate in the following activates as they relate to vertebrate paleontology research:

  • Assist with vertebrate and paleobotanical field work
  • Learn various computer programs, namely the computed tomography visualization program Dragonfly


  • Completed or Enrolled at a 2- or 4-year institution in the Earth or Life Sciences preferred, but not required
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Museum staff and volunteers
  • Organized; ability to self-start and maintain balance between a number of projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with CT software (Amira, Avizo, VG Studios, Dragonfly, etc.) and/or GIS preferred

Application Deadline
Friday, February 23, 2018

How to Apply
Complete an online Earth Sciences Internship Application and submit a cover letter and CV to [email protected]


Dr Tyler Lyson
Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology

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