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Internships at British Library

From: Mehboob Mohamed <mehboob.mohamed>
Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Conservation Internships
The British Library

The British Library is pleased to offer its first full round of
funded internships in book conservation.  Three internships are
available, these are funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund; The Ernest
Cook Trust and The Headley Trust and will take place between 5
November 2007 and 31 October 2008.

We are seeking to offer each internship to a graduate with book
conservation qualification(s) (an MA in book conservation would be
desirable) who wishes to grow their career within the conservation
field by improving their practical, hands-on conservation skills in
one of the greatest research libraries in the world.  The successful
candidates will be selected on the basis of conservation knowledge
in relation to the projects available, conservation abilities, a
commitment to professional ethics as laid out in the ECCO Guidelines
and Code of Ethics, effective communication skills, and an
understanding of library and archival collections.  Successful
candidates will need to give examples of how they meet the essential
criteria for the internships.

There are three internships available with bursaries of UKP10,000.
The bursary will be paid on a monthly basis.  The internships are
open to those who have the right to live and work in the UK.

Internships will consist of one main project with other
supplementary projects in book conservation.  For the main project,
the intern will be expected to use a project management framework
and monitor their progress against a project plan. At the end of the
project, the intern will produce a written report and deliver a
presentation of their work.

Please note that each intern will be supervised by a British Library
conservator throughout their internship and work will be monitored
on a regular basis.

For further information please contact

    Alison Faraday
    Book Conservation Internships
    The British Library
    Centre for Conservation
    96 Euston Road
    London NW1 2DB
    +44 20 7412 7776
    alison.faraday [at] bl__uk

The closing date for applications is 31 July 2007 and interviews
will be held week commencing 3 September 2007.  The successful
candidate will be notified by 14 September 2007.

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