Geology Internship: Documenting Coal-Forming Floras of the Late Carboniferous Period

2012 High School Summer Internship Project

Project Description: Paleobotany is in the process of digitizing it's collections to promote them through the web. The collections' current priority is therefore for data entry and photography. The intern will be instructed in the photography or scanning of fossil plants and the digitization of their associated data. In particular, the intern will focus on coal-forming floras and specimens of Pennsylvanian age (approximately 318-299 million years ago). The successful intern must be personable, self-motivated, capable of independent work requiring a high attention to detail and preferably have experience in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel.

Project Leader: Dr. Ian Glasspool (Adjunct Curator & Collections Manager)