The Library of Congress Conservation Division is the oldest and largest conservation lab in the United States for the conservation of book, paper, and photograph materials. For more than 40 years, the Division has hosted Advanced Conservation (Final-Year) Internships, contributing to the education of almost 200 conservators. In more recent years, the Division has been able to host a total of three Advanced Conservation interns – one each in book, paper, and photograph conservation.
The internships are treatment-focused and collaboratively supervised by senior conservators. Treatment projects support the Division’s responsibilities and involve items from the Library’s special collections.