Summer Internships at The Mammoth Site

The Mammoth Site is a sinkhole of late Pleistocene fauna. Over 10,000 vertebrate and invertebrate fossils have been uncovered at The Mammoth Site from its initial field season in 1974 to present. These bones belong mostly to Columbian mammoths; more than 2,000 specimens are preserved in-situ. At least 29 other vertebrate species are found at the site, and specimens of 53 invertebrate and botanical species, help explain a long ago ecosystem. 

Internships begin in May and ending in August. Positions are up to 40 hours per week for 10-16 weeks (will include some weekends). Compensation is $9.00/hour with onsite housing. Housing is provided to interns as part of compensation on Mammoth Site property. 

Education Internships 

Deadline: February 28, 2018 

  • Public Interpretation of Science 
  • Educational Programs 
  • Guest Services and Memberships 
  • Front Desk Operations 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Advanced experience (>1 year) with public speaking and/or docent work. 
  • Customer Service (>1 year) 
  • Experience in education program delivery and development.

Conservation Internships 

Deadline: January 31, 2018 

  • Fossil preparation, stabilization
  • Research assistance 
  • Fossil recovery and documentation 
  • Fieldwork education 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • One year or more of vertebrate or invertebrate preparation, and/or museum curatorial experience in vertebrate paleontology. 
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, and/or ArcGIS software. 


Visit The Mammoth Site website for your application and contact Justin Wilkins at You will receive a Mammoth Site application and two academic reference forms; you must submit these materials with a current CV, unofficial university transcript and cover letter.