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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Sapphirina auronitens

A drawing by Giesbrecht (1892) of the Copepoda, Sapphirina auronitens Claus, 1863




  • We have many volunteers assisting researchers and collections staff, with tasks that include working in collections, digital imaging, databasing, bibliographic work, GIS, preparing species pages for Encyclopedia of Life, and more.


 Smithsonian Institution Fellowships — relevant fellowships are:
  • Graduate Student Fellowship — 10-week term, deadline Jan 15
  • Predoctoral Fellowship — 3–12 months, deadline Jan 15
  • Postdoctoral and Senior Fellowship — 1 or 2–year term, deadline Jan 15
  • Peter Buck Graduate (1–2 years) and Postdoctoral Fellowships (2–3 years) — deadline Jan 15
  • Link Foundation/Smithsonian Graduate Fellowships in Marine Science — 3 months, deadline Jan 15, at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida
  • Minority Visiting Students — 10 week term, deadlines Feb 1 and Oct 1
  • Molecular Evolution Fellowships — 1 or 2–year term, deadline Jan 15
  • Smithsonian Marine Science Network Fellowship — deadline Jan 15

Academic appointments

  • See this section for criteria for Adjunct Scientist, Research Associate, Research Collaborator, Research Student, Visiting Scientist, and Emeritus status.


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