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Collection Care Internship with the Judd Foundation

Collection Care internship with the Judd Foundation in Marfa, Texas

The intern will assist the conservator and the registrar. The main focus of the internship will be on Judd Foundation's uninstalled collection of furniture and works on paper. The tasks will include handling and unpacking/packing of art and objects, digital photography and housing of works on paper. The intern will also
participate in the daily activities of the Foundation including maintenance and care of other parts of the collection, implementation of preventive conservation measures and assist the permanent staff when required.

Judd Foundation provides housing and a stipend of $100 per week. The candidate should be willing to live in a small rural southwest Texas town for the period of the internship.

Boston Furniture Archive Summer Internship

Internship Opportunity with the Boston Furniture Archive

The Boston Furniture Archive, a project of the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, seeks applications for interns to work under contract to catalog and photograph furniture made in the Boston area between 1630 and 1930. Four interns will work for twelve weeks at a number of sites in and around Boston, Massachusetts. Interns will receive a week of training in examining, handling, cataloging, and photographing furniture. Interns will then work in small teams to catalog and photograph the Boston furniture at a number of public institutions (museums, heritage organizations, and libraries) in the Boston metropolitan area.

Compensation: Interns will receive a stipend of $5,000 plus $950 for travel over the twelve weeks. Housing is not provided.

Schedule: The internship will be twelve weeks, from June 8, 2015 through August 28, 2015.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Summer Internship

Summer/Fall Internship: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is offering a summer internship focused primarily on preventive conservation efforts to two pre-program candidates. Interns may be involved in one or more of the following projects: maintenance of outdoor sculptures; maintenance of interior decorated rooms and collection objects as well as implementation of an IPM program; cleaning, organizing, and rehousing collection objects currently in storage.

Vizcaya will accept two interns for 8 weeks in September-October 2015 and will offer a $2,000.00 stipend to each student.

Ringling Museum Summer Internships

Ringling Museum Summer Internships

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering seven paid internships for ten weeks from June 1 – August 7, 2015 (the two theater internships run from June 8 – August 1). The Ringling is the State Art Museum of Florida and a part of Florida State University. It consists of art and circus museums, as well as a historic mansion and theater, all on a 66-acre site overlooking Sarasota Bay.

Summer internships combine practical, hands-on experience working on a project for a specific department with exposure to all aspects of The Ringling’s operation. The deadline for applications is March 2, 2015.

Strawbery Banke Summer Internship

Strawbery Banke Summer Internship in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Successful applicants will work closely with museum staff on meaningful projects and gain experience in the operation of a mid-sized museum. Interns will also gain insight into the strategies for educational development, community programming, and historic preservation through diverse education initiatives and cutting-edge fundraising strategies. The museum is offering internships in the following departments: education, horticulture, archeology, collections/preservation and special projects.

The internship will be ten weeks, beginning in June and ending mid-August. Workweeks will generally consist of 37.5 hours, with occasional additional commitments for meetings and intern enrichment excursions. Interns who meet the summer internship program requirements will receive a $1,000 stipend at the end of their internship. Housing can also be provided.

Historic Site Summer Internship

Historic Site Summer Internship, Decatur, Illinois

Terms of position:  One internship for 26 weeks from mid-May to mid-November. Work week is Monday through Friday with alternating weekend duty and compensatory time off.  988 total hours for the entire length of the internship based on a 38 hour work week.

Salary/Stipend/Housing:  $8.75/hour at 38 hours/week.  Intern also receives a $250 monthly housing stipend payment.  No on-site housing is available but site is near Decatur, Illinois.

Duties: Interpretation:  The intern will assist in the third person interpretation of Homestead Prairie Farm. Youth Programs:  The intern will co-manage the Pioneer Adventure Day Camp with a part-time staff naturalist. Collections/Exhibits:  The intern will help other staff set up/remove exhibits, assist in collections processing and inventory, and help in the record keeping of reproduction period clothing worn by staff and volunteers for tours and programs. Research/Educational/Administrative:  The intern will assist with the research and presentation of various history programs both on-site and off-site, write newsletter articles, research various history topics for interpreter training materials and train/supervise volunteers as needed.

Curatorial Housekeeping Summer Internship

Curatorial Housekeeping Summer Internship in Death Valley National Park, CA

Internship: Interns are sponsored by the Death Valley Natural History Association and will be trained in curatorial techniques by National Park Service staff in order to assist with the following projects: Historic housekeeping including cleaning of historic buildings, textiles, Native American baskets and European antiques using specialized vacuums, brushes and attachments. Inventory and monitor condition of museum collections on exhibit and in storage. Preservation projects or storage upgrades (if time allows). Environmental monitoring/integrated pest management data collection and analysis (one day, if time allows).

Number of Positions: 5

Duration: Internship will last six weeks beginning July 6, 2015 and finishing August 14, 2015.

Stipend and Housing provided.

Denver Art Museum Conservation Internship

Conservation Internship in Electronic Media at the Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum conservation department is offering a paid graduate-level internship in the conservation/preservation of electronic media graphic art objects. The intern will work with electronic media from the American Institute of Graphic Arts Design Archives (AIGA) in the collection of the Denver Art Museum. The archives contain winning entries from AIGA’s annual competitions dating from 1980 to the present. The intern will survey approximately 700 electronic media objects, carry out basic cataloging, and provide preservation recommendations for the collection. Electronic media in the archives includes video, a range of digital image files, and website design.

The 8 to 10 week internship will take place in summer 2015.

Outdoor Sculpture Conservation Internship

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE CONSERVATON SUMMER INTERNSHIP

HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN

For the 2015 season, the Museum is offering three full-time outdoor sculpture conservation internships spanning twelve weeks between May and August.  These positions are unpaid.

The Sculpture Conservation Internship is designed for candidates in the pre-program phase of their conservation career. The participants will receive a hands-on introduction to outdoor sculpture conservation and maintenance and will assist in conducting gallery inspections, monitoring environmental conditions in the collection spaces, and maintaining a clean work space.   

Outdoor Sculpture Conservation Internship

Outdoor Sculpture Conservation Internship with the Central Park Conservancy

Central Park Conservancy (CPC) is offering full-time summer internship positions in outdoor sculpture conservation. CPC is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of Central Park. For more information, visit the Central Park Conservancy website at www.centralparknyc.org .

Conservation technicians will be involved in the examination, documentation, preservation and conservation of the bronze and stone sculpture in Central Park in New York City. A description of job duties and a listing of possible projects for the summer 2015 are attached.

The summer conservation program will begin on Monday, June 1st and concludes on Friday, August 7th, 2015. Pay is approximately $14 dollars per hour.

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