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Internships in Peru

From: Camille Breeze <camillebreeze>
Date: Monday, February 23, 2004
The US Embassy in Lima, Peru announces its 2004 summer internship
program. Conservation internships are being offered at Santa
Catalina Monastery Museum in Arequipa (conservation of mural
paintings); Santa Teresa Monastery in Arequipa (conservation of oil
and mural paintings, and conservation of wood sculptures); and at
the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum in Lambayeque (conservation and
storage of bone). For a detailed description of each internship,
please contact Camille Myers Breeze at camillebreeze [at] hotmail__com.

In 2002, the U.S. and Peru renewed a Memorandum of Understanding
(MOU) on Cultural Patrimony. As part of the US Embassy's support for
this MOU, the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy began an
internship program for U.S. students to work for 2 to 3 months at
selected Peruvian institutions.  2003 was the inaugural year for the
program; they successfully placed two graduate students at the Sican
Museum in Lambayque, Peru, for projects in exhibition planning and
design as well as conservation research. The program this year will
take place during June-August and is open to graduate students who
would be interested in gaining valuable international conservation

The Embassy has solicited proposals from dozens of Peruvian
institutions and have selected the top programs most suitable to
receive interns. They are asking that all Peruvian institutions
provide some in-kind support (such as lodging and meals). The
Embassy will provide materials that will be utilized during the
course of the internship. There will be no payment for work, however
the embassy will be able to assist with a small stipend, covering
some basic necessities. The university or students themselves (or
via grants) would be asked to cover the price of the international
airfare. Any participating graduate student must be an American
citizen, must have some fluency in Spanish, and must be willing to
serve the full term of the internship.

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2004. Interested
individuals may also contact

    Christopher Teal
    Public Affairs Section
    US Embassy
    +51 618 2000
    Fax: +51 434 1299
    cteal [at] pd__state__gov

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