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Internship at National Park Service

From: Martin Burke <Martin_Burke>
Date: Thursday, May 21, 1998
National Park Service
Harpers Ferry Center
Division of Conservation
Getty Grant Program
Postgraduate Internship in Exhibit Conservation

The Division of Conservation, National Park Service is offering the
first of three postgraduate internships, supported by the Getty
Grant Program, in exhibit conservation.  Commencing September 1998,
the one-year internship includes a stipend of $24,000, benefits of
$3,100, plus an allowance of $5,000 for travel and research.   The
internship objectives are familiarization with all facets of the
exhibition development process and development of expertise to
provide exhibit conservation services. A product of the internship
will be a publishable paper based on research completed during the
year.  In addition to access to the significant media resources of
the Harpers Ferry Center, the interpretive design center for the
NPS, lectures, informal discussions, shadow assignments, and site
visits to design and fabrication firms are planned.

Candidates should have a graduate degree in conservation or
equivalent training; they should have a minimum of two years
postgraduate work experience and have a proven record of research
and writing ability and English language skills.  Internships are
awarded without regard to age, sex, race, or nationality of
applicants.  Finalists who are not United States citizens must
provide proof of their own insurance and health care coverage during
the internship period.

Interested candidates must submit the following materials in
English:

    *   Transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate courses of
        academic study (unofficial copies are acceptable);

    *   A curriculum vitae including basic biographical information,
        current and permanent addresses, and telephone numbers;

    *   Three examples of written materials, i.e. publications,
        survey reports, etc.;

    *   A short essay describing your concept of exhibit
        conservation and its importance in a preventive conservation
        program;

    *   Two supporting letters from professionals familiar with the
        candidate's work and one letter of personal reference.

The materials should be postmarked no later than July 3, 1998 and
sent to:

    Martin Burke
    Chief, Division of Conservation
    Harper Ferry Center
    PO Box 50
    Harpers Ferry, WV  25425
    304-535-6228
    For inquires only: martin_burke [at] nps__gov

Finalists for the internship will be invited for an interview. All
applicants will be notified by July 31, 1998 of the decision of the
selection committee.

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