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Internships at the National Museum of the American Indian

From: Marian Kaminitz <kaminitzm>
Date: Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Ten-Week Summer Internships in ethnographic artifact and textile
    conservation (3)
Conservation Department
National Museum of the American Indian, Cultural Resources Center,
Suitland MD.

June 4, 2007 - August 10, 2007

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is offering up to
three internships in ethnographic artifact and textile conservation
funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  The Conservation
Laboratory at NMAI's Cultural Resource Center in Suitland, MD (Metro
DC area) is the work site.  The internship projects will focus
primarily on the survey and treatment of artifacts for exhibits at
NMAI's facilities in Washington DC and New York City, loans and
other on-going projects. The internships are intended to cultivate
practical skills as well as to foster a solid understanding of the
contexts of material culture, the philosophies of conservation at
NMAI, and the ethics of the conservation profession.  Museum
programming involves collaboration with Native Peoples in the
development of appropriate methods of care for, and interpretation
of their cultural materials.  Candidates who demonstrate a career
interest in the conservation of material culture of indigenous
peoples of North, South and Central American will be especially
welcome. Recent graduates from and students currently enrolled in a
conservation graduate program are encouraged to apply.

Applications, postmarked no later than February 6, 2007, must
include: a cover letter explaining the candidate's interests and
intent in applying for the internship; curriculum vitae including
basic biographical information with current and permanent addresses
and numbers; three letters of recommendation, two from
professional/academic sources and one from a personal referee; and
transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work (cumulative GPA of
3.0 or better is required).

Notifications will be sent by March 1, 2007.  The 10-week internship
includes a generous stipend and funds for housing.  Dates for the
projects are June 4, 2007 - August 10, 2007.

NMAI is an equal opportunity employer.  All applications should be
sent to:

    Marian A. Kaminitz
    National Museum of the American Indian/Smithsonian Institution
    Cultural Resources Center, MRC 538
    4220 Silver Hill Road
    Suitland MD  20746

For more information please email: kaminitzm [at] si__edu


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