MELLON CONSERVATION PAID INTERNSHIPS at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture: October 15th deadline for the Spring 2015 session!
New Conservation Internship program open to students currently enrolled in or recent graduates of a degree program at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and other institutions with an evident interest in the conservation and curatorship of African American heritage. The conservation interns will be part of an exciting journey of groundbreaking efforts to culminate with the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) on the National Mall in 2016. As the Smithsonian’s 19th and newest museum, and the first “green” museum, the NMAAHC is committed to presenting a compelling history of our country through the lens of the African American experience.
For Conservation Internships: OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE STUDENTS! Students pursuing degrees in Art History, Chemistry, Anthropology, Preservation Studies, Museum Studies, and Studio Art, Photography, Design, and Computer Science are encouraged to apply. Preferred qualifications include introduction to chemistry, excellent hand skills, and a desire to learn more about conservation of objects. Previous conservation experience will be an asset.
Internships will consist of a 16 week term, beginning from June 1, September 15, or January 15. Start dates are flexible and arranged in coordination with the supervisor. Internships will be paid positions with a stipend of $8,800 ($550 per week). Four interns will be selected each year.
Deadlines for applications are as follows: February 15 for the Summer session to begin on June 1; July 15 for the Fall session to begin on September 15 and October 15 for the Spring session to begin on January 15.
SPRING 2015 DEADLINE COMING UP: October 15, 2014!
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For questions about the program, please write to the Fellowship Program Administrator at: NMAAHCMellonAdmin@si.edu