CTNC offers Diversity in Conservation Internship at Museum in mammalogy

For immediate release ‐ January 11, 2021

Contact: Jon Pishney, 919.707.8083. Images available upon request

The Mammal Conservation Research Intern, through the Conservation Trust of North Carolina (CTNC), will help manage, grow and survey the NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ mammal collection and assist with wild mammal surveys in the Greater Triangle area and broadly across North Carolina. This internship position involves working on various projects taking place within the Mammalogy Unit and will provide students with skillsets in data/database management, museum specimen preparation and curation, small mammal surveys, camera trap surveys and spatial analyses. This opportunity will be approximately 60% mammal collection growth and curation, 20% mammal surveys and fieldwork and 20% independent research.

“Founded by the Conservation Trust of North Carolina CTNC in 2008 in honor of late board member, Max Mukelabai, this internship provides a platform for high school graduates and college students of color — including people of Asian, Black, Latinx, multiracial, and Native American descent — to engage in and help shape conservation work. Rising leaders of color from across the state participate in paid 10-week summer internships, gaining real-world, hands-on experience. CTNC provides compensation, one-on-one mentorship, and professional networking to equip interns with a strong foundation for successful careers in conservation and beyond. We will be recruiting for college students and recent graduates for a Mammalogy Conservation Research opportunity.”

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