Internship in Objects Conservation at George Washington's Mount Vernon
George Washington's Mount Vernon has a paid summer internship in the conservation of objects in the fine and decorative arts collection for the summer of 2015. The internship is open to current Art Conservation graduate students at a recognized Art Conservation graduate program or recent graduates thereof.
The intern will focus on the treatment and coating of silver and other metal objects in the mansion and museum at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Additionally, the intern will be involved with the set-up of a recently acquired portable XRF and establishment of analysis protocols. Other activities can be tailored to the interest of the intern where possible.
This internship will be 5 days per week for 8-12 weeks, starting in mid- to late June. Compensation in the amount of $5,000 (gross) is offered, payable on Mount Vernon’s bi-weekly pay schedule.