Stephen J. Barnhart Herbarium Internship (SRJC)
Pepperwood is pleased to partner with the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) to host the Stephen J. Barnhart Herbarium SRJC Internship at Pepperwood (Barnhart Internship). Each year, the Barnhart intern will be selected to participate in a unique opportunity to design and implement an applied ecology research project at Pepperwood, and as appropriate, to utilize the resources of the Barnhart Herbarium. The intention of this program is to create an opportunity for SRJC students to gain in-field research and job experience, while working alongside experts and gaining critical skills and experience.
- Intern will gain in-depth knowledge of one or more species native to northern California, including but not limited to information on species morphology, physiology, adaptations, ecological distribution and taxonomic relationships.
- Intern will learn how to use a project work plan as it pertains to research projects.
- Research intern will learn the structure of scientific inquiry including the protocol selection, data collection, data analysis and management, and peer communication.
- Research intern will develop core inquiry/hypothesis development skills pertinent to their project.
- Herbarium intern will learn to identify, collect and mount plant specimens, and will learn about the proper preservation and organization of herbarium specimens.
- Intern will develop professional contacts in the natural sciences, have a presentation to feature as part of their work portfolio, and show a deeper understanding of potential career paths.
Contact: Michelle Halbur, Preserve Ecologist: firstname.lastname@example.org