So here is post one on a amazing sounding internship that I discovered not to long ago. It is with the Conservation Office at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and is basically a program that you could use for useful training and experience before applying for a graduate conservation program.
Some of the facts about the program are:
- 6 month internship is for students planning to go onto a graduate-level training program in art conservation
- Internship will allow students to develop a portfolio of work ( which many programs highly recommend or require)
- It is a paid internship!
So this program is basically something that anyone coming from a non conservation undergraduate degree would probably benefit from. I know me personally as a chemist it has been hard trying to find work with a certified conservationist.
Important details for applying:
- Applications are due February 15
- Application materials required:
- Online application
- Essay (no more than 2 pages) addressing the following points:
- Why do you want to become a conservator?
- What do you hope to accomplish through an internship, and how does it relate to your academic and career goals?
- What in particular about the NMAI interests you and leads you to apply for an internship?
- Transcripts (unofficial are preferred). A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent is generally expected (with withdrawals and incompletes explained).
- Curriculum vitae or résumé
- Three letters of recommendation; two from professional referees and one can be from a personal referee (not a family member)
Some of this information was taken from the NMAI website ( ex. the Application Materials required portion.)
If you would like to check out the actual website click here.