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Internship at Huntington Library

From: Susan Rogers <srogers>
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2002
Undergraduate Multicultural Summer Internship
Huntington Library

The Henry E. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical
Gardens is pleased to announce the availability of a Getty
Undergraduate Multicultural Summer Internship in preservation.

Those students with an interest in pursuing conservation as a
profession are especially encouraged to apply.  Working under the
general direction of the Chief Preservation Officer and under the
daily supervision of the Conservator, the intern will learn how to
care for works on paper using basic conservation techniques. Through
readings from the conservation literature and through hands-on
exercises, the intern will become familiar with the underlying
principals of conservation, techniques for handling, exhibiting, and
housing rare and fragile materials, and the basic tools and
treatments used in paper conservation.

The primary focus of the internship will be on learning practical
conservation hand skills and developing decision-making ability. The
intern will work closely with the Conservator in the Paper
Conservation Lab who will provide detailed instruction and evaluate
the intern's progress. The intern will work on materials from a
Huntington collection in need of treatment. At the conclusion of the
ten week internship, the intern will present a brief report about
their internship experience.

Conditions of the Internships

    1.  The internships are intended for outstanding students who
        are members of groups underrepresented in the museum
        professions and fields related to the visual arts and
        humanities: individuals of African American, Asian,
        Latino/Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander
        descent. Candidates are sought from all areas of
        undergraduate study and are not required to have
        demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.

    2.  Candidates must be undergraduates who will have completed at
        least one semester of college by June 2002 and who will not
        graduate before December 2002.  Interns must be residents
        of, and/or attending college in the Los Angeles area.
        Students who have previously served as Getty Interns for The
        Huntington are not eligible for consideration.  Huntington
        staff members and relatives of Huntington board members are
        not eligible.

    3.  Applications should include a statement (not to exceed two
        pages typed, double-spaced), which delineates the
        applicant's interest in cultural institutions or museums and
        what he or she expects to get out of the internship.  If the
        applicant has a prepared resume, he or she is welcome to
        include it.

    4.  Each intern will receive a gross salary of $3,500 for a
        full-time position for the ten-week internship period in
        June, July, and August.

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2002:

    The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
    Attn: Undergraduate Multicultural Summer Internship
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, CA  91108
    jobs [at] huntington__org

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