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Mosaics in Science


Mosaics in Science Program
[Application deadline 2/18/14]

SIX new Mosaics positions were recently posted, and applications for those positions will be accepted until 3/14/14. See the "Positions" page for full details of these positions, which include: Natural Resource Assistant [Mosaics] at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park; Natural Resource Assistant [Mosaics] at Fort Union National Monument; Phenology Monitoring & Climate Change Interpretation Assistant [Mosaics] at Guadalupe Mountains National Park; Prairie Restoration Assistant [Mosaics] at San Juan Island National Historical Park; Speleologist [Mosaics] at Coronado National Memorial; Paleontologist [Mosaics] at Petrified Forest National Park.

Mosaics and GeoCorps applications are now under review by NPS. The top candidates for each position will be contacted to arrange interviews between now (3/1/14) and 3/21/14. Offers will be made between 3/14/14-3/21/14. Most positions should be filled by 3/24/14. Updates will be posted to the position listing page and the GeoCorps Facebook page. For positions that have extended application deadlines, the above steps will happen 1-2 weeks later.

The Mosaics in Science program was developed by the U.S. National Park Service (NPS), in partnership with the Geological Society of America (GSA), with the aim of increasing the diversity among those who seek STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers within the National Park Service.

The Mosaics in Science program offers paid, short-term STEM positions in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world—National Park Service sites throughout the United States of America. Mosaics in Science is a relatively new, diversity-oriented program that began in the summer of 2013, with approximately 16 different exciting positions at locations ranging from Washington DC to Washington state.

Selected participants will spend 11 weeks working on a STEM project at a National Park Service site. After completing their projects, participants travel to Washington, DC, to participate in a career workshop that provides opportunities to present their work and meet with various members of NPS staff and management.


The objectives of the Mosaics in Science program are:


The Mosaics in Science program is a partnership between the following organizations that are committed to expanding diversity in the sciences. To be eligible to apply for the Mosaics program, candidates must be a member/affiliate of, or be referred/nominated by, one of these organizations (or a similar organization/program). Candidates who meet this requirement should contact GSA ( for an application log-in code.










Matthew Dawson, Geological Society of America (GSA), Education and Outreach Department – 303-357-1025 - , or Allison Kerns, Geological Society of America (GSA), Education and Outreach Department – 303-357-1097 - .


Candidates applying to the Mosaics in Science program are also encouraged to consider applying to the GeoCorps program in addition to Mosaics in Science – This can be done by simply adding GeoCorps positions to your Mosaics online application profile. When you are adding positions to your profile, if you scroll upward, you will see GeoCorps positions listed above the Mosaics positions. You may add up to 3 GeoCorps and/or GeoCorps Guest Scientist positions to your application profile. All you'll need to do is select the positions that interest you, and add cover letters for those positions. *Please note that although parts of the Mosaics in Science program are administered by the Geological Society of America (GSA), Mosaics in Science is neither directly affiliated with nor a part of GSA’s GeoCorps America program. The Mosaics in Science program is considered a separate entity, and thus has different positions, guidelines, eligibility requirements, etc. However, candidates who are eligible for Mosaics are also eligible for GeoCorps.


Research Experiences in the Solid Earth Sciences for Students (RESESS) at UNAVCO (University Navstar Consortium) (Boulder, CO)

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) (Boulder, CO)

AGI (American Geological Institute) Minority Participation Program

National Park Service Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program

U.S. Department of Energy Minority Internship Program

U.S. Department of Energy American Indian Internship Program

Smithsonian Institute Minority Internship Program

Smithsonian Institute Native American Internship Program

University of Colorado “SMART” (Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training) Program (Boulder, CO)

MURF Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program (HNIP)

Stanford University Summer Research in Geosciences and Engineering (SURGE)

NSF/Hopa Mountain Native Science Fellows program