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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.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Conservation Internship

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Conservation Internship

Project Title: Conservation Triage Project: Conservation Internship, Summer 2015

Location: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Emil Buehler Conservation Laboratory, Virginia

Duration: 12 weeks (May to August 2015 timeframe)

Amount: $8000

Project Description: Two conservation interns are requested to assist the NASM Conservation unit with examination, documentation, triage treatment and rehousing of objects in the NASM collection. The interns will work with NASM conservators and contract conservators as part of a project team. Object types are widely varied and include the full range of materials relating to the history of aviation and space exploration. The interns will work in the Emil Buehler Conservation Laboratory at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Interns must have a car in order to work at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

National Gallery of Art Paper Conservation Intern

National Gallery of Art Paper Conservation Intern

The intern will assist paper conservators in organizing and cataloging items in the Paper Sample Collection of historic and contemporary artists' drawing and printing papers. Other responsibilities will include recording watermarks photographically and researching papermaking companies. Current graduate students and 2015 graduates in conservation, studio art, or archival studies are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of paper and papermaking is essential.

Summer interns are in residence at the Gallery from June 8 to August 7, 2015. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500 that is subject to all applicable taxes.

Application Deadline: January 12, 2015

National Gallery of Art Objects Conservation Intern

National Gallery of Art Objects Conservation Intern

The intern will assist with the yearly summer maintenance and treatment of the outdoor sculpture collection in the Sculpture Garden and surrounding the East and West Buildings. He or she will work with a team of conservators to clean and protect these large-scale sculptures. The intern will also help maintain the department's object condition database, including uploading information from the paper files and completing condition examinations on sculpture and medals. As possible, the intern may assist conservators with their research or with other projects including x-radiography and technical study. Current graduate students and 2015 graduates in conservation are invited to apply. Graduate students in museum studies and collection management programs may be considered as well.

Summer interns are in residence at the Gallery from June 8 to August 7, 2015. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500 that is subject to all applicable taxes.

Application Deadline: January 12, 2015

National Gallery of Art Frame Conservation Intern

National Gallery of Art Frame Conservation Intern

The intern will learn about the history, techniques, and craftsmanship of museum-quality fine art framing, as well as the complexities of how frames are chosen by curators, designers, and conservators. He or she will assist frame conservators in making molding and constructing and finishing frames for canvas and panel paintings. Duties may also involve other frame-related work, including computer imaging, sample making, creating wooden sculpture bases, database maintenance, and photographic documentation, as well as organizing workshop and antique frame storage. Basic creative design, woodworking, painting, and color-mixing skills are required.

Summer interns are in residence at the Gallery from June 8 to August 7, 2015. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500 that is subject to all applicable taxes.

Application Deadline: January 12, 2015

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Internship

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Internship

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 2015. Researching, collecting, documenting and conserving thousands of objects, documents, photographs, works of art, garments, musical instruments, and oral histories will be an integral part of the internship experience. In addition, the interns will also support some related administrative duties.

The NMAAHC Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Internship 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) plus funds for travel, research and training/conferences. 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.

The position will be located at one of the two NMAAHC sites: the headquarters in Washington D.C. or the Pennsy Collections and Support Center, Landover, MD. or the temporary Conservation Labs in Suitland, Maryland.

Indianapolis Museum of Art Scholar Program

Indianapolis Museum of Art Intern Program

The IMA Scholar Program is offered each year to a small number of graduate internship applicants. This internship is generally granted to candidates who are in active pursuit of future careers in the fields of curatorial research, historic preservation (Oldfields-Lilly House & Gardens and Miller House & Garden), or conservation. Applicants pursuing careers in other aspects of art museum practice may be considered for the IMA Scholar Program depending upon the strength of their qualifications and the availability of projects related to current IMA initiatives.

IMA Scholar Program positions offer a small stipend based on available funding.

The IMA can assist interns in the search for off-campus housing if needed.

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Indianapolis Museum of Art Intern Program

Indianapolis Museum of Art Intern Program

The IMA Intern Program is open to juniors, seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students who work on projects with their assigned mentor and department staff. Interns work on projects with their assigned mentor and department staff. Typically, more students participate in summer than in the fall and spring terms. Summer interns participate in regularly scheduled programming designed to provide a broader understanding of museum operations and practices. IMA Internships are offered in various departments with availability depending on departmental requests. For more information, please read our department descriptions.

IMA Internship Program positions are currently unpaid.

The IMA can assist interns in the search for off-campus housing if needed.

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