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DESCRIPTION: There are over 40,000 maps in various research Departments of the National Museum of Natural History dating from the 1830s to the present. A project has been underway to organize the maps, create images of them and enter data about them into a database. The intern will assist in identifying obscure maps, creating images of the maps, editing the images, entering information about the maps into the database.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of the basics of maps and geography, basic computer skills.  Knowledge of nautical charts a plus.

LEARNING OBJECTIVESThe intern will increase knowledge of maps, cataloging procedures, digitizing techniques and materials handling.

TIMETABLESummer 2018 positions available.  Inquire before the end of February.  Some spring break positions available.

AWARD PACKAGE: None

Project Contact Name: Jim Harle

Phone: 410-940-8873

E-mail: harlej@si.edu