Fossil Butte interns during seasonal training

Fossil Butte interns

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Fossil Butte National Monument has three 12-week internships available for qualified applicants in 2011.

Applicants must be 18 years or older and have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. A government security background clearance is required. Applicants must be able to hike in rocky terrain at elevations up to 8,000 feet. Academic background in geology and/or paleontology desired. Public speaking skills required. On-site housing provided.

Interpretation Intern
May 8–July 31, 2011
Perform a variety of interpretive activities four days/week:
Demonstrate fossil preparation techniques
Present geology/paleontology-themed programs
Staff visitor center information desk
Assist with spring school group visits

Assist with cultural and natural resource management projects one day/week:
Prepare fossil specimens
Organize museum collections
Wildlife and plant surveys
Invasive plant control

Apply through the Student Conservation Association (position code 12848)

Paleontology Technician
June 6–August 27, 2011
Assist with operation of park's research/interpretive fossil quarry two days/week
Survey vertebrate fossils in the Wasatch Formation three days/week

Apply through the Geological Society of America's GeoCorps America program (position ID Number 2011021)

Paleontology Exhibit Design and Interpretation Intern
July 18–October 7, 2011
Assist staff in park's research/interpretive fossil quarry
Demonstrate fossil preparation techniques
Staff visitor center information desk
Assist with fall school group visits
Develop, construct and install an exhibit for temporary display two days/week

Apply through Geological Society of America's GeoCorps America program (Position ID Number 2011020)

Application deadline for all internships is February 1, 2011. For additional information contact the lead interpreter or paleontologist at 307-877-4455 or e-mail.

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