Internships and Associateships
Since 2013 the museum has offered internships for college and university students, primarily in the summer. Internships serve a double purpose – they offer the intern educational opportunities in a working environment, and they benefit the museum by accomplishing tasks the curators might not otherwise be able to do. Tasks undertaken by interns typically involve analysis and cataloging of artifacts, researching specific topics related to the collections, designing and constructing exhibits, or conducting related analyses which benefit the museum. Interns are generally majoring in a related field such as anthropology or history, and find the tasks intellectually challenging and exciting. We also find time to have some fun, such as field trips to local archaeological or historical sites and learning to throw a spear with the atlatl!
The mission of the Maturango Museum is to preserve, interpret, and develop an appreciation for the natural and cultural history of the Northern Mojave Desert through research and education in the natural and physical sciences, and to promote the arts.
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100 East Las Flores Ave
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
760-375-6900 | FAX 760-375-0479
Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm
(Excluding Major Holiday)