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Photo Processing Internship



Location: National Museum of Natural History (10th & Constitution Ave. NW)

Department: Invertebrate Zoology

Start date: December 2016 (flexible)

End date: February 2017 (flexible)

Duration: 2+ weeks (could be extended)

Weekly commitment: 30-40 hours

Qualifications: Attention to detail, able to follow directions, some familiarity with Adobe Photoshop desirable.

Potential candidate(s): Eighteen years or older.

Photo Processing Assistant will stitch together high quality photos into large high-quality mosaic images. These images document biodiversity living on sampling devices known as ARMS (Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures).

Learning objectives: techniques for processing images using Adobe Photoshop. Database management. Increased knowledge of marine biodiversity and how it is studied. These ARMS units were placed in reef environments, some in the heart of marine biodiversity, and colonized by algae, animals and microbes over a period of 3 years.  Increased knowledge of reef biodiversity and ecology. Increased knowledge of museum-based natural history research carried out by a dynamic community of researchers in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology.

Contact: Chris Meyer (meyerc@si.edu)

Compensation: No stipend, but community service, internship or volunteer hours can be validated for academic purposes.