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Summer Internship in Nova Scotia, Canada - June-August Wall Painting Conservation

Last minute internship opportunity in beautiful Nova Scotia, for June-August (one of our interns just broke her leg while on holidays). You get to work on the reveal of historic wall paintings hidden beneath layers of wallpaper, in one of the oldest wooden buildings in North America!

Internships at Museum Textile Services

Museum Textile Services internships provide the opportunity to observe and perform treatments while gaining hands-on experience with a variety of objects. Interns put into practice what they've read about in a real-world setting with actual clients. Read more about becoming a conservator to see if you are a good candidate. .​​

Biltmore Internship

A part-time internship working during business hours, Monday through Friday. The intern will work on a project to begin rehousing approximately 9,000 archival photographs to prepare them for cold storage. The internship will include basic training in object handling, library and archive methods specific to the institution, and collections software management systems. The intern will be exposed to all areas of museum work, including curation, conservation, and collection management.

Pre-program Internship In Modern & Contemporary Art Conservation at Hirshhorn Museum

The Hirshhorn Museum Conservation Department invites applicants for a part-time 6-month pre-program internship (with option to extend) in modern and contemporary art conservation. The internship will provide the opportunity to become acquainted with the daily conservation activities within the museum environment in an interdisciplinary lab setting, and will offer exposure to considerations that are unique to the conservation of contemporary art.


Join the Delaware Historical and Cultural Affairs (DHCA) for an enriching internship opportunity to work with the Collections, Affiliates, Research and Exhibits Team (CARE Team). The CARE Team is responsible for the stewardship and care of the State’s collections which consist of material cultural objects, fine art, textiles, photographs and archival materials that document the history and heritage of Delaware. The CARE Team also designs educational exhibitions for researchers, visitors, museums and other historical and educational institutions.

Summer Internship Toledo Museum of Art

The Toledo Museum of Art is pleased to announce a 10-week paid summer internship in Objects Conservation with a focus on outdoor sculpture June-August, exact start and end date(s) flexible. A stipend of $487/week (37.5 hours/week) is available to cover travel, food and lodging.

2016 Preventive Conservation Workshop

June 18 - July 1, 2016
Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Staatsburgh, NY
Instructors: Genevieve Bieniosek, John Childs, Catherine Coueignoux, Cathy Mackenzie, Kirsten Schoonmaker

Description: The 2016 Preventive Conservation Workshop is a 14 day course for pre-program conservation students, focusing on historic housekeeping.  The workshop will take place at Staatsburgh State Historic Site, overlooking the Hudson River in New York State.  Eight participants will be selected for the program, which will take place June 18 - July 1, 2016.  The program is presented by the Foundation for the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.


Denver Art Museum Pre-Program Internship in Outdoor Sculpture Conservation

The Denver Art Museum is offering two paid pre-program internships in the conservation of outdoor sculpture for the summer of 2016. U.S. citizens or legal residents are eligible to apply.

The internships will be 3 days per week, 7 hours per day, for 5 weeks, starting in late June or early July. Under the supervision of the conservator of modern and contemporary art, interns will learn and practice basic skills for the conservation of outdoor sculpture, including washing and waxing of bronzes and maintenance of painted surfaces, as well as written and photographic documentation techniques.

Research Internship – Materials Information and Technical Resources for Artists

 The University of Delaware offers two part-time internship positions lasting a period of 8-10 weeks (Internship 1: April 18th- June 10th; Internship 2: June 13th – August 19th). Interns will be responsible for compiling, organizing, and implementing resources to help inform artists on preservation/conservation topics as they relate to art materials and current painting/drawing practices. These resources will ultimately be made available to artists in the form of an interactive, online forum in the Fall of 2016. While interns are not required to work on-site they may be requested to attend periodic meetings at the University of Delaware. 

Costume Collection Internship Announcement

Deadline:  March 18, 2016

The Maryland Historical Society is once again pleased to offer multiple summer positions to successful pre-program applicants for its Costume Collection Internship Program. Interns participating in this project will assist collection staff in the identification, preliminary condition reporting, photography, and re-housing of the extensive costume collection. Interns will have the opportunity to enhance their preventive conservation, documentation, and handling skills as well as gain knowledge of museum collections management and registration methodology.

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