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Internship at the Field Museum

From: Ruth Norton <rnorton>
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2001
East Asian Material Culture Internships
The Field Museum
Summer 2002

The Department of Anthropology at The Field Museum has two research
opportunities available for Summer 2002. The Boone Scholars Program
for East Asian Studies offers two three-month long internships that
allow highly qualified candidates to study Field Museum anthropology
collections from Japan, Korea, China, and elsewhere in Asia.  Though
research with the 1,000-piece Boone Collection is encouraged, the
selection committee will entertain proposals to conduct research
with other aspects of our world-class Asian collection. Interested
candidates must submit a two- to three-page essay outlining their
interests and goals.

The interns will report directly to the Boone Curator for Asian
Anthropology and the Head of Collections in the Department of
Anthropology.  Priority for acceptance will be given to juniors,
seniors, and recent graduates of a public or private college or
university in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, or Ohio, with at least a 3.0
GPA (4.0 scale), and a demonstrated, strong interest in East Asian
Studies.  Applications, including cover letter, resume, unofficial
transcript, and the aforementioned essay, are due February 1, 2002,
and should be sent to:

    The Field Museum
    Department of Human Resources
    1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago IL 60605-2496

The selection committee will reach its decision by March 15, 2002.

If a grant application is successful, the Summer 2002 project may
concentrate on the Field Museum's Asian textile collection,
including rehousing. In which case, conservation knowledge and
skills would be an asset.  It's a great collection, comprising court
and ethnic minority clothing. Information on the Boone programs are
available through the Field Museum web site. Interested applicants
are welcome to call or email Ruth Norton for further information.

The Boone Scholarship Program was established specifically for
scholars of East Asian Material Culture. It is essential that the
application essay address your interest and experience in East Asian

Ruth Norton
Chief Conservator
The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago  IL  60605
Fax: 312-665-7193

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