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Internships at the National Museum of the American Indian

From: Marian Kaminitz <kaminitzm<-a>
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2005
Ten-Week Winter Internships
Conservation Department
The National Museum of the American Indian
Cultural Resources Center
Suitland MD

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is offering up to
three internships in ethnographic artifact and textile conservation
funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  The ten-week internship
session will run from January 9, 2006 - March 17, 2006. The
Conservation Laboratory at NMAI's Cultural Resource Center in
Suitland, MD (Metro DC area) is the work site. The internship
projects will 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 on-going projects.  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.

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.  Recent graduates from and
students currently enrolled in a conservation graduate program are
encouraged to apply.

Applications, postmarked no later than October 10, 2005, must
include:  a cover letter explaining the candidate's interests and
intent in applying for the internship; curriculum vitae including
basic biographical information with current and permanent addresses
and telephone numbers; three letters of recommendation, two from
professional/academic sources and one from a personal referee; and
transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work (cumulative GPA of
3.0 or better is expected).

Notifications will be sent by October 24, 2005.  The 10-week
internship includes a generous stipend.  The session dates are:
January 9, 2006 - March 17, 2006.

NMAI is an equal opportunity employer.  All applications should be
sent to:

    Marian A. Kaminitz
    National Museum of the American Indian/Smithsonian Institution
    Cultural Resources Center, MRC 538
    4220 Silver Hill Road
    Suitland MD 20746

For more information please email: kaminitzm<-a t->si< . >edu

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