The museum facade


The NYSM has an active Vertebrate Paleontology program where you can volunteer to learn what a paleontologist does on a day-to-day basis.

Curation of Fossil Bones
Most interns/volunteers will work in the conservation and curation of vertebrate bones within the collections. This includes preserving the bones for future study, cataloging the bones into a database, identifying what species the bones originally came from, and organizing the collections for researcher use.

Research Projects
Occasionally, there will be a need for interns/volunteers to work on specific research projects. You can review current research projects using the Research link, and then contact me for more information regarding intern/volunteer opportunities on particular research projects.


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