The Reptile Discovery Center at the Smithsonian National is seeking an amphibian husbandry intern for a research project examining tadpole nutrition. This position requires a minimum of 2 years college experience in the biological sciences, good observation and communication skills and 4- 4 hour days a week (including weekends). The project is underway and should continue through January 2014.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable research experience in a controlled setting with a group of imperiled amphibians.
This is an unpaid, volunteer position.
The intern will make his or her own housing arrangements in the Washington, D.C., area. Parking is not provided to interns by Smithsonian or FONZ.
Rock Creek Park, 3000 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
A three-and-a-half month internship is available for the Fall (Sept 20-Jan 30). Interns will work 4-4 hour days per week. Reasonable exceptions may be made in order to coordinate with university schedules.
Fall session (September through December): Applications accepted now. Closing date for application is: September 30, 2013
Go to www.si.edu/ofi and select “Apply” from the list on the left. Click the link “Smithsonian On Line Academic Appointment System https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html
and then “New to SOLAA? Create an Account.” When you complete the information to create an account, you will get a screen where you select the type of appointment you are interested in. You will select “Internship.” Then you will select the unit you are interested in, “National Zoological Park.” Then you will select the Program you are interested in, “National Zoological Park Internship Program.” Finally, once you begin completing the application, you will indicate the Project (= to department) you are interested in, “Rock Creek – Reptile Discovery Center.”
Your application is considered complete when you hit “Submit” and when your references have been received (your SOLAA submitted application and references must be received by the deadlines as noted above). Information that will be requested (in SOLAA) includes:
Email Matt Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about this internship.