Application Deadline: 5PM EST on March 9, 2015

Are you interested in a geology and paleontology?  How about traveling to Central America and brushing up on your Spanish?  Want to gain valuable field experience excavating fossils while enormous cargo ships pass by in the distance?

Collecting a peccary jaw
Jorge Moreno Bernal and Fall 2014 Field Intern Lillian Pearson collecting a partial fossil peccary jaw covered in plaster. Photo courtesy of Hannah O’Neill.

If so, then we have the perfect internship opportunity for you.

PCP-PIRE is currently accepting applications for its Summer 2015 cohort of field interns. The goal of the PCP-PIRE field internship program is to expose students to geoscience field and research techniques in an international setting as we make new fossil discoveries and refine the stratigraphy of the Panama Canal Basin. Interns are also encouraged to explore the culture and natural history of Panama and expand their outreach abilities in conveying the importance of geology and paleontology to the public.

For more information, please visit our website: Also, check out the “Interns” category on the blog to check in on our Spring 2015 interns and see what past interns did during their internship and beyond!