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NOAA Museum Laboratory Assistant

Picture of a man viewing specimen through a microscope.Volunteer with NOAA’s National Systematics Laboratory, located in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.

Work with researchers identifying and describing species of fishes, squids and octopods, crustaceans, sponges, jellyfishes, and corals of economic or ecological importance to the United States, as well as in curating the world's largest museum collections of fish species. 

Volunteers are accepted through the Smithsonian's volunteer program.

Visit the Smithsonian's volunteer web site at:

Contact: (202) 357-4990

For more information on the National Systematics Laboratory, visit:

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