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Would someone be able to talk about opportunities after graduation at the American Museum of Natural History?

I would say the museum is a good start to museum, education, and research careers. They give plenty of opportunities outside of what’s required for your tours and many of my coworkers who are more geared towards subjects like museum studies or science based fields have been rehired by the museum ...
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Can someone reflect on the training program the American Museum of Natural History has installed for interns?

The training program is a rigid month of learning the ins and outs of the museum in order to construct your tour. You will thoroughly learn about most of the halls in the museum while learning vital public speaking skills and spending an ample amount of time synthesizing this information in order...
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Are there intern programs at the American Museum of Natural History?

The college interns training programs at the AMNH mainly focus on museum education. There are two programs for college students: 1) Museum Education and Employment Program (MEEP) 2) Public Programs / Margaret Mead Film Festival Internship Internship programs are approximately 10 week...
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Odd question, but what was it like working as a field work assistant under the American Museum of Natural History?

Great Gull Island is a really special place, the biggest skills I’d say you need are patience, an attention to detail, and the ability to wake up early and spend a lot of hours out in the field (usually in the hot sun so wear lots of sunscreen). The island is pretty small, but it is scanned in it...
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A recruiter from the American Museum of Natural History is coming in town, what are some good questions to impress them?

I think it really depends on the kind of job you are looking for or what time recruiter is looking for at the Museum, so the first thing I’d ask is what kind of positions are available. When I worked there I was a volunteer research assistant for my family friend who was completing his PhD (and I...
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If you could sum up working as a museum guide with the American Museum of Natural History, what would you say about your experience?

Working in the exhibition department at AMNH was such an enjoyable experience for me because the entire exhibition team works at the intersection of my two favorite ways of looking a the world- science and presentation. Science, because of the AMNH legacy, means thinking about the cutting edge o...
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What should I emphasize in my upcoming interview with the American Museum of Natural History?

Three components really make up this internship: a commitment to education or academia in general, a commitment to public speaking, and a commitment to any of the topics that make up the halls of the museum (namely, in broad terms, physical anthropology, zoology, and environmental science). Any s...
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