Insect Collection Internship: Specimen Transactions

2012 Summer Internship for Undergraduates

Project Description: The student will learn how to process specimen loans and donations, which are fundamental components in natural history collection management. The intern will be trained on how to navigate through the insect collection to find specimens and will learn how to pack and ship these specimens for loans to other institutions. They will learn how to curate loan returns and donations and to integrate them into the collection. The intern will learn how to database donations and loans to and from the Field Museum and process invoices and permits. Students with good organizational skills and attention to details, fine manual dexterity skills, and databasing and MS Office experience are preferred. This project targets freshman college students.

Project Leader: James Boone (Collections Manager)