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Internships at the National Museum of the American Indian

From: Marian Kaminitz <kaminitzm<-at->
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Internships in ethnographic artifact and textile conservation
Conservation Department
National Museum of the American Indian
Cultural Resources Center
Suitland, MD
June 3, 2013 - August 9, 2013

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is offering up to
two 10-week 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.  Andrew W. Mellon
internships focus primarily on the survey and treatment of artifacts
for exhibits at NMAI's facilities in Washington, D.C., and New York
City, loans and other ongoing projects.

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 to apply. Candidates must be
fluent in both spoken and written English.

The internships are designed for students currently in or graduated
from a graduate program in conservation or practicing conservation
professionals. 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.

Applications must be completed by midnight, February 1, 2013, All
applicants will be notified by April 15, 2013.  Application process
is via Smithsonian On-Line Academic Appointment system (SOLAA).

For information on application and link to SOLAA see


The 10-week internship includes a generous stipend.

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