Paleontological Society Journals Editorial Interns

The Paleontological Society Journals are seeking two Editorial Interns to attend the 2023 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and assist our editorial boards in recruiting new paper submissions. Interns will get an inside look at academic publishing and assist Journal of Paleontology and Paleobiology in diversifying our content and our authorship. Each intern will receive a $1500 stipend to cover the costs of attending the 2023 GSA Annual Meeting.

Program Description

Prior to the GSA meeting, and with guidance from the editorial boards for Paleobiology and Journal of Paleontology, interns will scan abstracts for presentations that fit within the scope of the two journals, have the potential to be high impact, and are written by students and early career scientists. Interns will then attend presentations and write up short summaries of promising submissions for each editorial board. Journal editors can then contact presenters and encourage them to submit to the appropriate journal.

Deadline: 11:59pm Pacific Time on August 11, 2023.

Who May Apply:

-Graduate student and early career (defined here as having received a PhD within the last 5 years) members of the Paleontological Society.

-Applicants must have attended at least one GSA meeting (virtual or in-person) prior to this application.

-Interns must commit to attending the entire GSA meeting.

-Preferred candidates will have at least one paper accepted in a paleontological journal, although this is not a prerequisite for application.

How to Apply:

-Send a single PDF document consisting of a statement of interest and CV to Journal of Paleontology Editor-in-Chief Ellen Currano at [email protected]. Please include your last name and “PS Editorial Intern Application” as the subject of the email. Any questions about these internships can also be directed to Ellen.

-The statement of interest should be no more than one page and include a summary of relevant experiences and a discussion of how this opportunity will enhance and further your career in paleontology.

-The CV should be no more than 2 pages and include name, education, current position, publications, conference presentations, and conferences attended. Additional information, including but not limited to employment history, awards, professional service, and professional society memberships may also be included.

- You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application within 72 hours.

Awards will be announced via email by September 1, 2023.