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Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Career Trek Program

To apply, please submit your approved resume to this posting and complete the Google application form (you will be redirected to the Google form upon submitting your application on Handshake).

The Gordon Career Center is offering an off-campus career exploration field trip to the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. The Peabody is an extraordinary museum offering a much wider array of attractions and programs than just rooms with dinosaur bones . Students will meet a variety of museum staff, including a collections manager and others involved with the design and maintenance of exhibits, as well as staff engaged in the administrative functions of the museum.

Our goal will be to gain insight into the career paths of the staff, and how students can position themselves for entering the museum field. Our host will be Jesse Delia '04, Coordinator of Summer and Public Programs.

The Peabody is home to 10 scientific collections that tell the story of our Earth, its life, history and cultures. Its exhibitions, events and educational programs have enriched the Yale and New Haven communities, and beyond, since 1866. Through the Museum's doors you'll share in the discoveries of generations of scientists and adventurers past, present and future.

March 31* – Student Participant Preparation Meeting (on-campus, Boger Hall 110, 12:00pm–1:00pm)
April 3 – Peabody Museum Visit (New Haven, CT, 1:00pm–4:00pm)
April 7* – Student Debrief Meeting (on-campus, location TBA, 12:00pm-1:00pm)

*Prep and Debrief Meeting dates are flexible, depending on student availability.

Open to all class years and majors. You must have your resume approved on Handshake by the Gordon Career Center in order to apply to (via this posting) and be considered for this program. Note that the resume review process can take several days so it's best to get a head start on this process if your resume is not yet approved. Please refer to the GCC's resume review/approval process and resume resources under the "Resource" section in Handshake.

Space is limited to 9 students. If more than 9 applications are received, students who completed the application in full will be selected at the end of the application window by random lottery. If you are not selected, you will be put on a waitlist and will be notified if spots open up.

If selected for this program, the Career Center will provide the students transportation by van to and from the Peabody Museum. Departure from campus will be at 12:00pm. The group will leave the museum facility at 4:00pm.

Plan to eat lunch before you board the van to depart from campus, or you may bring your lunch on the van to eat during the ride to New Haven (about 50 minutes).

January 23 - Application opens
February 20 - Application deadline (11:59pm). Extended to March 10, 12noon.
February 21 - Students will be notified of selection/waitlist. Extended to March 11.
February 26 - Selected students must confirm their participation or forfeit their slot. Extended to March 10, 5:00noon.

1. Click "Apply Externally" to apply with your approved resume through Handshake on this posting.
2. Once submitted, you will be taken to an external application (Google form) that must be completed in order to be considered for this program. As part of the Google application form you will be asked to provide a short essay response to the following question: "Tell us about your interest in museums and the work they do, and what you hope to gain from participating in the program. If you have a particular interest in natural history, mention it (200 word min./300 word max.)"