Application Deadline *EXTENDED*: 5PM EDT on July 10, 2015

The second stage of the plaster jacket process whereby the tissue paper is dampened and added as a base coat to protect the fossil.
Spring 2015 field interns Jeremy Dunham, Adam Bouche, and Sophie Westacott preparing a plaster jacket. (Photo courtesy of Jeremy Dunham)

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?

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

PCP-PIRE is currently accepting applications for two year-long field internship positions (September 2015 – July 31, 2016). The internship application is open to both new applicants as well as previous field internship participants. 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 see what past field interns did during their internship and beyond!