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Research Intern

Company: Gemological Institute of America, Inc.
Location: New York
Posted on: December 7, 2017

Job Description:

Job Description: GIA (Gemological Institute of America) invites qualified candidates to apply for its Research-Identification Internship Program. 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 analysis of gem materials. Interns will receive ongoing coaching and mentoring from experienced GIA 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
    • 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. Internship 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. Pay $15.00 per hour - undergraduate students $20.00 per hour - graduate students INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY Undergraduate candidates must be in their junior year; graduate candidates of all levels may apply. You will need to submit the following information below in order to be considered: ---
        • Cover letter, resume, and essay
        • Candidates must submit two-to-three letters of recommendation from their university professors to be emailed to to the attention of Wuyi Wang, VP of Research & Development. Upon initial application, you will be prompted to upload your Curriculum Vitae first. When you reach the \"My Experience\" section, please use the \"Upload\" button (towards the bottom of the web page) to attach the Cover Letter and Essay. You may upload as many documents as you wish with a 5 MB max per document. Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please contact with any application issues. New York Lab/School Additional Locations: Disclaimer: This job description indicates in general terms, the type and level of work performed as well as the typical responsibilities of employees in this classification and it may be changed by management at any time. Other duties may also apply. Nothing in this job description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the Company and its employees. Distribution of this item outside of the Company without an authorized release is a violation of Company policy.

          Keywords: Gemological Institute of America, Inc., New York, Research Intern, Other, New York, New York

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