Please submit resume and cover letter to with a subject line of "Gems and Minerals Internship Application". Please also submit the application found either here or Perot Museum's website.

The Gems and Minerals Center at the Perot Museum aims to elevate interest and understanding of gems and minerals. An intern is needed for spring 2021 (January - May) to catalog the permanent gems and minerals collection, prepare for an incoming temporary exhibit in the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall, and assist with geology related educational programming.

The intern’s schedule would be a 4 hour shift 1 day a week. The selected intern will gain insider knowledge of curatorial work specific to handling mineral specimens, creating exhibits, and collaborating with other museum departments.

Applicants should be entering their junior or senior year of college. Completion of some course work related to mineralogy and/or geology is preferred.

To apply for this position please send a resume and cover letter to with a subject line of “Gems and Minerals Internship Application”. Your cover letter should address how you are qualified for this position and what you hope to gain from this experience. Include whether or not you expect to earn university credit for this internship and if your institution has specific requirements that need to be met. This is an unpaid internship.

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