[MSA-talk] GIA Student Internships

John W. Valley valley at geology.wisc.edu
Tue Nov 14 18:40:30 EST 2017

Please bring this opportunity to the attention of interested graduate and undergraduate students.

See:      https://gia.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/GIA/job/Carlsbad-Lab/Research-Intern_R0006218-1

GIA Research Internship Program

   GIA (Gemological Institute of America) invites qualified candidates to apply for its Research-Identification Internship Program at its Carlsbad, California and New York City locations. Ideal applicants will be students pursuing a Bachelor of Science and/or Master of Science in physics, materials science, geology, chemistry and related fields. The selected individuals will have the opportunity to learn and practice gemology by performing all types of thorough analysis of diamonds, colored stones and pearls. Interns will receive ongoing mentoring from experienced GIA scientists and gemologists in the areas of spectroscopy and gemology.

   Candidates Should Possess the Following:
   • Technical skills – basic understanding of relevant sciences, especially physics and chemistry
   • Purpose – desire to achieve, has a vision and wants to accomplish goals
   • Teamwork – collaborates and communicates well with others

   Application Process
   • Applications from both national and international students will be considered.
   • Undergraduate candidates must be in their junior year; graduate candidates of all levels may apply.
   • Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and brief explanation articulating project details.
   • Candidates must submit two-to-three letters of recommendation from their university professors.
   • Applications are due by May 31, 2018.

   Internship Program
   • The interns will work on a well-defined, agreed-upon project.
   • The duration of internship will be one-to-two months, and may be extended for special circumstances.
   • Summer season is encouraged.
   • The work schedule will be eight hours per day, Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch).
   • An experienced employee will mentor the interns.
   • A learning project will be created on a specific gemology topic, and a conclusion will be reached by the end of the internship. Work will include using the necessary instruments, analysis and data processes.
   • Upon completion of the internship, the intern will have acquired some capabilities in instrument operation and will have a basic understanding of data interpretation. In order to accomplish this, some contributions to lab production or research projects are expected.

   $15 per hour – undergraduate student.     ​$20 per hour – graduate students

   For more information and to apply visit

   About GIA

   Established in 1931, GIA is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones and pearls. A public benefit, nonprofit institute, GIA is the leading source of knowledge, standards and education in gems and jewelry. For more information visitGIA.edu<http://gia.edu/><https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__GIA.edu&d=DwIGaQ&c=lUE8RNylYlhczkAiDBSFbw&r=JsVikwyn0HdoIBNdBgCe3w&m=npsMlO8ebGjMhUty4bOXMjfWC321RZ4Tdhd2baF0p4A&s=qTEbq0ul11desvX7ZICXHxKTWJSzqKnLqttdIJOq7VM&e=>

   An Equal Opportunity Employer

   All employment decisions are made without regard to unlawful considerations of race, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

John W. Valley,
        Charles R. Van Hise Distinguished Professor
Department of Geoscience
1215 W. Dayton St
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706, USA

phone: 608-263-5659
email:  valley at geology.wisc.edu<mailto:valley at geology.wisc.edu>


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