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NMAfA Undergraduate Summer Internship in Art Conservation

National Museum of African Art

The National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) is currently accepting applications for an undergraduate summer internship in art conservation. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this summer internship is open to students who have completed at least one year of college, who have a strong interest in science, art, art history, history, anthropology, or archaeology, and who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Please note, this internship is intended for students who have no prior experience in a conservation lab. Interns will be given an introduction to the field of art conservation and learn about documentation, preventive care, and exhibition conservation. Assignments may include: environmental monitoring, writing reports, photographic documentation, housing objects for storage, lab organizational tasks, and participating in research projects.

As part of an initiative designed to promote diversity in conservation training and in the conservation profession, the internship offers a $6,000 stipend plus additional funds to help defray the cost of travel to Washington, D.C. The internship is open only to United States’ citizens and permanent residents. The ten-week internship will commence in June 2018.

Interested in applying? Individuals can apply to this program through the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA).

Application Deadline: January 5, 2018

If you have questions please contact Sarah Holmes at HolmesS@si.edu