*DEADLINE EXTENDED* Year-long Field Internships in Panama – Applications due July 10!

Application Deadline *EXTENDED*: 5PM EDT on July 10, 2015

The second stage of the plaster jacket process whereby the tissue paper is dampened and added as a base coat to protect the fossil.

Spring 2015 field interns Jeremy Dunham, Adam Bouche, and Sophie Westacott preparing a plaster jacket. (Photo courtesy of Jeremy Dunham)

Are you interested in a geology and paleontology?  How about traveling to Central America and brushing up on your Spanish?  Want to gain valuable field experience excavating fossils while enormous cargo ships pass by in the distance?

If so, then we have the perfect internship opportunity for you. Continue reading

PCP PIRE Fall 2015 Museum Internship Application Now Available!

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Spring-Summer museum intern Ariel Guggino examines leaf fossils in the paleobotany collections at FLMNH.

PCP PIRE’s museum internship application for Fall 2015 is now available!  Fall 2015 museum interns will be able to explore questions dealing with the paleobiology of the Neotropics at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Applicants interested in all aspects of paleontology including paleobotany, invertebrate paleontology, and vertebrate paleontology are encouraged to apply.

Justy Alicea

Spring-Summer museum intern Justy Alicea 3D scanning a fossil turtle skull.

This internship for undergraduates/post-baccalaureate students coincides with the University of Florida Fall Semester (August 24 – December 18). A monthly stipend is provided, as is assistance with locating housing in Gainesville, FL.  Applications are due July 1, 2015. Click here for application instructions.

Summer 2015 Field Internship Application Available!

Collecting a peccary jaw

Jorge Moreno Bernal and Fall 2014 Field Intern Lillian Pearson collecting a partial fossil peccary jaw covered in plaster. Photo courtesy of Hannah O’Neill.

Application Deadline: 5PM EST on March 9, 2015

Are you interested in a geology and paleontology?  How about traveling to Central America and brushing up on your Spanish?  Want to gain valuable field experience excavating fossils while enormous cargo ships pass by in the distance?

If so, then we have the perfect internship opportunity for you.

PCP-PIRE is currently accepting applications for its Summer 2015 cohort of field interns. The goal of the PCP-PIRE field internship program is to expose students to geoscience field and research techniques in an international setting as we make new fossil discoveries and refine the stratigraphy of the Panama Canal Basin. Interns are also encouraged to explore the culture and natural history of Panama and expand their outreach abilities in conveying the importance of geology and paleontology to the public.

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/panama-pire/funding-opportunities/field-internships/. Also, check out the “Interns” category on the blog to check in on our Spring 2015 interns and see what past interns did during their internship and beyond!

Jobs for students and recent graduates

We have multiple positions open with PCP PIRE! Make sure to stop by the University of Florida booth, the GSA Employment Center, or our website http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/panama-pire/funding-opportunities/museum-internship-program/. We have internships for upper level undergrad and grad students in both a museum and field setting, as well as a new post-doc opportunity.

Postdoctoral Fellowship is available with PCP-PIRE!

A 2-year postdoctoral fellowship is available starting January 2015!

Panoramic view of Puente Centenario by Rob Hoffman.

Panoramic view of Puente Centenario by Rob Hoffman.

PCP-PIRE is seeking a strong field paleontologist or geologist to join our team to:
1) conduct original field-based research on the ancient biodiversity, climates, and environments of Panama;
2) facilitate on-going field research of other project participants; and
3) assist in supervising and mentoring PCP-PIRE interns in Panama.

Minimum requirements for the job include:  PhD in geology, biology, or other relevant discipline, extensive experience conducting geology and paleontology fieldwork and some supervisory/teaching experience.  Some Spanish competency is preferred.  The fellowship is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents and includes an annual stipend ($40,000), health insurance, housing when in Panama, and related travel.

If you are interested, please send a letter of interest, CV, statement of proposed research, and contact info for 3 references to Aaron Wood (awood@flmnh.ufl.edu) by November 15, 2014.

See the announcement on our website for more details.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have specific questions about the nature of the fellowship or your eligibility.  Questions can be directed to Bruce MacFadden (bmacfadd@flmnh.ufl.edu), Jonathan Bloch (jbloch@flmnh.ufl.edu), or Aaron Wood.

Application deadline extended on Spring 2015 Field Internships!

New application deadline:  November 15, 2014

Are you interested in a geology and paleontology?  How about traveling to Central America and brushing up on your Spanish?  Want to gain valuable field experience excavating fossils while enormous cargo ships pass by in the distance?

If so, then we have the perfect internship opportunity for you.

PCP-PIRE postdoc Nathan Jud (lower right) and the Fall 2014 field interns (clockwise from upper left:  Adam Freierman, Daniel Mercado, Lillian Pearson, and Hannah O'Neill) excavate a fossil turtle near Lago Alajuela.

PCP-PIRE postdoc Nathan Jud (lower right) and the Fall 2014 field interns (clockwise from upper left: Adam Freierman, Daniel Mercado, Lillian Pearson, and Hannah O’Neill) excavate a fossil turtle near Lago Alajuela.

PCP-PIRE is currently accepting applications for its Spring 2015 cohort of field interns. The goal of the PCP-PIRE field internship program is to expose students to geoscience field and research techniques in an international setting as we make new fossil discoveries and refine the stratigraphy of the Panama Canal Basin. Interns are also encouraged to explore the culture and natural history of Panama and expand their outreach abilities in conveying the importance of geology and paleontology to the public.

For more information, please visit our website:
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/panama-pire/funding-opportunities/field-internships/

PCP PIRE Museum Internship Available 2015

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Aldo Rincon, Lillian Pearson, and Daniel Mercado examine specimens from Panama in the vertebrate paleontology collections of the Florida Museum of Natural History.

New paleontological museum internships are available!  Starting in January 2015, interns will be able to explore questions dealing with the paleobiology of the New World Tropics at the Florida Museum of Natural History.  This is a 6 month internship for undergraduates/post-baccalaureate students.  A monthly stipend is provided, as is assistance with locating housing in Gainesville, FL.  Applications are due Nov. 14, 2014. Click here for application instructions.