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UCLA Library and Archival Conservation Summer Internship

UCLA Library and Archival Conservation Summer Internship

The UCLA Library Preservation Department is offering a pre-program internship for qualified students who are preparing to apply for Masters-level conservation programs. (Those currently in conservation programs may also be considered).  This internship will provide experience in conservation decision making, treatment, documentation, and enclosures for library and archival collections. The conservation intern will work under the supervision of the head of the lab to stabilize library and archive materials for research use, exhibit, and digitization. Treatments will depend on prior experience. Relevant literature will be reviewed prior to conservation treatment, and all projects will be documented. Interns will have a chance to blog on their work, and make a historic binding model for their portfolio. Application deadline is April 17, 2015

These internships are 75% FTE (30 hours/week) for an eight week period, with a flexible start date from July 1 to September 16 and an hourly salary rate of $15.19 per hour.

Smithsonian Scrapbook Preservation Summer Internship

The Smithsonian Women’s Committee 2015 Summer Internship in Scrapbook Preservation

The Macbeth Gallery Scrapbooks at the Archives of American Art are an archival collection in dire need of stabilization and digitization preparation to allow full research use. The goal of digitization preparation is to reunite, mend broken and fragile overlaid items in their original placement where adhesive has failed and fragility permits; provide surface cleaning to improve contrast; apply supportive mends focusing energy on unique manuscript annotations (as opposed to newspaper clippings with masthead and date), rehouse undersized loose or especially vulnerable items such as photographs; and/or intervening
with original attachments which are or will cause damage and possibly rehinging items with tissue hinges (per curatorial discussion).  This makes the decision path smoother and operations more efficient for the digitization contractor, and future users.

The stipend of $5,000, generously sponsored by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee is offered for each full-time (40 hour) ten week opportunity.

Start dates are flexible from the week of May 26-June 1.

Maryland Historical Society Costume Collection Internship

Costume Collection Internship at the Maryland Historical Society

The Maryland Historical Society is pleased to offer two Summer Internship positions to successful pre-program applicants. Interns participating in this project will assist collection staff in the identification, preliminary condition reporting, photography, and re-housing of the extensive costume collection.

The Maryland Historical Society will accept two interns for a period of 10 weeks with flexible start dates.  Each intern will receive a stipend of $1,500 and is expected to work 28-35 hours a week.

The deadline for application is March 15, 2015.

University of Virginia Library Book Conservation Summer Internship

University of Virginia Library Book Conservation Summer Internship

The University of Virginia Library is pleased to offer the opportunity of a six-week internship for the summer of 2015 in their Preservation Services Department, working with the Book Conservator for the University Library Collections.  The purpose of the internship is to perform conservation treatment on selected manuscripts and bound materials from the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. 

The Library is offering a $4000 stipend to support the internship.  The internship can be scheduled for any consecutive six-week period between June 1, 2015 and August 21, 2015 (the fall semester at UVa begins August 25, 2015).  We will be accepting applications until the position is filled but priority will be given to applications received prior to March 16th.  The ideal candidate will have some prior treatment experience and be working toward a career in library conservation.

Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation Furniture Conservation Intern

Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation Furniture Conservation Intern

We seek an intern in furniture conservation who will work closely with the Foundation's Curator of Collections on structural and surface issues related to the historical furniture and wooden objects formerly owned by American sculptor Chaim Gross (1904-91) and now stewarded by the Foundation. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a conservation student or recent graduate to gain hands-on experience with historical objects still housed within their original context of an artist's home in Greenwich Village.

Collections Conservation Branch of HACE Objects Conservation Internship


The Collections Conservation Branch of the Historic Architecture, Conservation, and Engineering Center (HACE) located in Lowell, MA is pleased to offer a full-time internship in objects conservation for the academic year 2015/16.  Beginning and end dates are flexible. Benefits included.

Some of the projects include conserving: a large wooden archaeological hoisting apparatus, a large Tonagan Tapa cloth, phonographs, the Minute Man bronze sculpture, some large scale plaster reliefs, and some civil war composite objects.

Stanford University Outdoor Sculpture Conservation Summer Internship

Cantor Arts Center Outdoor Sculpture Pre-Program Conservation Internship

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is offering a part-time paid pre-program internship in the conservation of outdoor sculpture. The intern will participate in the ongoing maintenance program dedicated to the preservation of the outdoor art collection on Stanford’s campus. In addition to the regular maintenance of the collection, interns will be involved in current conservation projects and will assist with documentation. The internship will enable them to gain requisite skills and experience necessary for admission to a formal graduate program in conservation. 

Starting Date: June 22, 2015

Duration: 8 weeks, 20hrs./week, paid position

Villanova University - Paintings Conservation Internship

Villanova University is pleased to offer a conservation pre-program internship in paintings conservation for Late Spring/Summer 2015 for qualified students who are applying for a Masters-level degree in conservation. The project involves the on-site treatment of a large scale 17th-century oil on canvas and began in September 2013 with a proposed project end date of September 2015. The internship position is part-time and typically lasts anywhere between 3-5 months (beginning as early as April and ending by September 1st 2015). The applicants will be expected to engage with the general pubic and should be comfortable with leading and organizing tours after proper instruction. Payment is commensurate with experience and hours/dates are flexible.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

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Gournia Excavation Project Summer 2015

Gournia Excavation Project Summer 2015

The archaeological site of Gournia sits on the north coast of the Isthmus of Ierapetra in East Crete. The Gournia Excavation Project (GEP) is seeking individuals to fill the following positions:

Stoa Helper - helping to track, retrieve, setup, and properly store pottery, ensuring that none of the many bags get separated from their deposit, assisting pottery analyzers and Registrar with their tasks, and helping with database entry.

Pottery Sorter - helping pottery analyzers set up pottery lots for analysis, find khlouvas/ bags for analysis/ re-analysis, and preparing finds for cataloguing or conservation.

Residue Sorter - assisting the flotation manager with heavy residue sorting and storage of all related material and information, and managing the database and documentation of residue material.

University of Washington Libraries Book Conservation Summer Internship

Pre-Program Internship in Rare Book and Library Materials Conservation

The University of Washington Libraries is offering a pre-program internship for an individual with a demonstrated interest in conservation. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop their conservation treatment skills and portfolio using diverse special collections from the UW Libraries. Applicants are expected to be preparing for or enrolled in a graduate level conservation program.

This is a full-time (40 hours per week) summer program. Duration is 10 weeks, with exact dates to be arranged between June and September. To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than Monday, February 23, 2014.

Additionally, this internship provides for a $5,000 stipend.

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