Digitization Intern - All Asia

Botanical Science Bronx, New York

The Digitization Intern - All Asia assists with the data capture of herbarium specimens collected from Asia and the Malay Archipelago and housed in the New York Botanical Garden Steere Herbarium as part of a multi-institutional NSF-funded project: Digitization TCN: Bringing Asia to digital life: mobilizing underrepresented Asian herbarium collections in the US to propel biodiversity discovery.

Additionally, this position supports, through actions and conduct, NYBG’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility initiatives and helps to build and maintain an inclusive organization culture throughout the institution.

The New York Botanical Garden is committed to an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible work environment, and further recognizes that diversity in our workforce fosters excellence in our mission of advocating for the plants of the world. Leveraging the strong foundation of existing policies and practices, NYBG will advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility through a number of institutional initiatives. Our aspiration is to continue to cultivate a workforce and institution that is as diverse as the communities we serve and the audiences we engage.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Barcode and capture digital images of herbarium specimens
  • Handle (select and refile) herbarium specimens
  • Transcribe specimen data from digital images into database
  • Georeference herbarium specimens
  • Write public orientated stories for the Herbarium’s online scientific communication tool The Hand Lens
  • Participate in public outreach events


  • Must be able to work effectively with others as part of an efficient and detail oriented team.
  • Coursework in Biology
  • Experience with digital photography and herbarium procedures preferred
  • Current undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate
  • Familiarity with the geography of eastern or southern Asia, and the Malay Archipelago
  • Ability to read Cyrillic, Hanzi, and/or Kanji characters is a plus
Hourly: $17/hr

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