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Internships at the National Museum of the American Indian

From: Marian Kaminitz <kaminitzm>
Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Twelve-Week Winter Internships
Conservation Department
National Museum of the American Indian
Cultural Resources Center, Suitland, MD
January 9, 2007 - March 30, 2007

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 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 20, 2006, 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, permanent and email
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 required).

Notifications will be sent by October 31, 2006.  The 12-week
internship includes a generous stipend.  The term for the project is
January 9, 2007 - March 30, 2007.

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 [at] si__edu


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