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Internships at Smithsonian Institution

From: Ann N'Gadi <ngadia<-at->
Date: Friday, November 16, 2012
2013 Smithsonian Museum Conservation
Institute Analytical Studies Group Intern


Supported by NSF REU Sites Program

The Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute in conjunction with
the NSF REU Sites Program is offering short-term opportunities for
undergraduates to work on research projects with staff members of
its technical studies and research group.  The Smithsonian's Museum
Conservation Institute (MCI) is the center for specialized technical
collections research and conservation for all Smithsonian museums,
collections, and research centers.  MCI combines state-of-the-art
instrumentation and scientific techniques to provide technical
research and characterization of objects.

Internships will take place during the summer of 2013.  Applicants
must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a university
program or scheduled to matriculate in the fall of 2013.  Acceptable
majors include, but are not limited to:  museum studies, art
history, archaeology, paleontology, chemistry, biochemistry,
biology, ecology, earth science, chemical engineering, and materials
science engineering.  Basic chemistry and mathematical coursework is
preferred; laboratory experience is not required.  Applicants must
be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A stipend will be offered
for a period of 10 weeks starting in late May or early June 2013.

Projects will be supervised by one of the following staff members in
their specific project area.  Applicants are strongly urged to
contact potential advisors in advance of application.  Students are
also welcomed to propose projects of their choosing contingent upon
agreement of a staff member to advise the project.

    Christine France
    Research Physical Scientist

        Analyses of human and animal remains using stable isotope
        mass spectrometry

    Jennifer Giaccai
    Conservation Scientist

        Analytical studies of artists' materials and degradation
        using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, X-ray
        diffraction, X-ray fluorescence, Raman, and Fourier
        transform infrared spectroscopy

    Nicole Little
    Physical Scientist

        Environmental studies of heavy metals using time of flight
        inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, X-ray
        diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy

    Odile Madden
    Research Scientist

        Analytical study of polymer composite materials in cultural
        heritage using Raman, FTIR, and/or XRF spectroscopies, as
        well as visible light and scanning electron microscopy

    Mehdi Moini
    Senior Research Scientist

        Study of protein degradation in museums' proteinaceous

    Melvin Wachowiak
    Senior Conservator

        Advanced imaging of archaeological objects using 2D- and
        3D-imaging techniques as well as optical imaging beyond the
        range of human vision Edward Vicenzi, Research Scientist,
        301-238-1215, vicenzie<-at->si<.>edu Spectroscopic Imaging of
        Natural and Manufactured Materials

Applications must be made on line at


Apply for the Museum Conservation Institute Analytical Studies Group
Intern Program.

Application deadline is February 25, 2013.

Selected candidates will be interviewed by telephone, although MCI
visits are welcome.  Notifications will be sent by April 15, 2013.

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