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Natural Science Collections Summer Internships at MSU

This summer the MSU Museum is participating in a summer internship program that provides training and career development for Michigan State University graduate students who have an interest in working with natural science collections.

This program will provide professional training in natural science collections curation and management. The structure of the training will encompass both theory and practice. Professors and invited experts will meet with students throughout the summer to discuss a broad range of topics including history of collections, preservation, collections use, digitizing, and more. In addition, students will spend each week working side-by-side with a curator and/or collections manager on day-to-day collections tasks involving acquisitions, specimen identification, preparation, cataloging, data management, and fielding loan requests. The participating units include:

• MSU Herbarium
• A.J. Cook Arthropod Research Collection
• Vertebrate Collections, MSU Museum
• Archaeology/Anthropology Collections, MSU Museum
• W. J. Beal Botanical Garden

At the completion of the internship students will present on topics they focused on during their internships.

As MSU continues to evaluate the safety of our campus and community in response to COVID-19, we have made the decision to close the MSU Museum. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we have not determined a reopening date. We will continue to communicate updates as they become available. During this time, we will do everything we can to stay engaged with you virtually. Access virtual learning and activity resources