NMNHS scientists deliver lectures and seminars in the Sofia University (herpetology). Since 1974 in NMNHS 21 dissertations have been worked out in the fields of zoology, entomology, botany, ecology and ecosystem preservation, palaeontology and stratigraphy, mineralogy and crystallography, 16 of which were successfully defended. NMNHS scientists of academic ranks serve as thesis advisors to doctorate degree candidates from the universities in Sofia, Plovdiv and Shumen, the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystems Research and other scientific institutions.
Through its internship programmes, the National Museum of Natural History gives a hand of motivated students from various specialities who are willing to help develop the museum by participating in research projects, educational programmes and creative initiatives.
— Internship programme for students of biological specialities
— Internship programme for students of speciality ‘Tourism’
— Internship programme for students of art specialities