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Student Work-Study Opportunities


March 5, 2019

Looking for an on-campus job this fall? Apply for a work-study position with one of the College of Arts and Sciences’ departments or centers!


Administrative Assistant for Project on Refugee Physicians

Susan Bell, PhD, professor and department head of sociology, and Lillian Walkover, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in global health, are seeking an assistant to perform administrative tasks for a new project.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with basic office duties
  • Tracking participant communication
  • Using Google to collate lists of resources available to refugee physicians
  • Other administrative tasks
  • Clerical duties such as data entry, filing, proofreading and scheduling
  • Not a research position


  • Proficiency with MS Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Proficiency with Internet and library search engines
  • Accurate typing and strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Strong organizational and communication skills

Location: 3201 Arch St, Suite 240
Contact for interested students: Lillian Walkover, PhD,


Administrative Assistant

The Academy of Natural Sciences’ Center for Academy Science seeks a detail-oriented student to assist the administrative coordinator with day-to-day tasks and special projects. There are two components to the position:

  • Recurring responsibilities may include data entry, maintaining office supply inventory, cash handling and assisting in coordinating special events
  • Academy Publications Project: Collecting Academy publications and organizing them in Google Scholar or another repository


  • ENVS or ENSS majors, or students interested in the natural sciences, environmental research, library sciences, museum administration or nonprofit management preferred
  • Ability to work independently and with others
  • Excellent communication, organizational and time-management skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Scholar
  • Familiarity with researching academic journals a must

Positions available: 2
Location: 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 2nd Floor
Contact for interested students: Jenna Ansbro, administrative coordinator:

Herbarium Collections Assistant

The Philadelphia Herbarium at the Academy of Natural Sciences has over 1.4 million specimens, many of which are of exceptional historical and biological value. The collections assistant would help the collections manager process incoming specimens with tasks ranging from mounting the pressed plants on archival paper, entering specimen data into the herbarium database, and taking high-resolution digital scans of specimens so that they can be viewed by the international botanical research community.

Qualifications: Basic computer literacy
Available Positions: 2
Location: Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, 503
Contact for interested students: Jordan Teisher, PhD, collection manager:

Invertebrate Paleontology Collections Assistant

The Academy of Natural Sciences Invertebrate Paleontology (IP) collection is the oldest IP collection in the United States, and houses approximately 1 million fossil invertebrate specimens. Work-study students will join the IP collections manager in a project to inventory the entire collection, an effort which has not been undertaken in at least 40 years. We will open every drawer in every cabinet and assess what is inside in an effort to find out the exact size and demographics of the collection, and to understand how these specimens could be used in future research projects.


  • Demonstrable interest in paleontology, geology, biology, malacology, museum studies or related fields
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Ability to work independently and respectfully with others
  • Ability to maintain a regular schedule and communicate regularly with collections staff
  • Eagerness to learn

Available positions: 2
Location: Academy of Natural Sciences, Invertebrate Paleontology Collection
Contact for interested students: Kathryn Estes-Smargiassi, collections manager: or 215.299.1114.