The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Center for Species Survival is offering a support internship to assist with ongoing research on rare and endangered species. Interns will receive training under the supervision of a graduate research fellow in the fields of animal behavior and endocrinology.
The Department of Reproductive Sciences is a world leader in the study of rare and endangered species. The department faculty is diverse, but specializes in reproductive physiology, endocrinology, cryobiology, embryonic/molecular biology, behavior, and the tools associated with assisted reproduction. Staff scientists have pioneered important concepts in reproductive biology for threatened and endangered species and created new conservation tools, including new approaches for noninvasive monitoring of hormone profiles; artificial insemination; implementation of a “mobile laboratory research” unit; and databases to track cryo-preserved biomaterials. More than 60 mammal, fish, coral, urchin, algal, and bird species have benefited from this vast experience.
This is an unpaid internship. College credit is offered if desired. The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary approvals from their university. Intern will be responsible for all transportation costs and personal health insurance.
Rock Creek and at SCBI Front Royal
No lodging is available. Individual is responsible for their own transportation.
The National Zoo and the Smithsonian Institution does not provide free parking to interns. There is limited parking at SCBI in Front Royal, Virginia.
This is a Fall 2014 internship beginning in September. Interns must be able to work flexible hours at least three to five days a week at varied locations including both Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, DC and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia.
Fall (September 1 through November 30): Applications due August 25, 2014.
To apply, go to: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html. Then select "New to SOLAA? Create Account Here." When you complete the information to create an account, you will see a screen where you select the type of appointment you are interested in. You will select:
Information that will be requested (in SOLAA) includes:
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).