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Internships in Peru

From: Vanessa Wagner <wagnerv<-a>
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2008
For the sixth consecutive year, the U.S. Embassy in Lima is
undertaking a series of programs to support cultural preservation
under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Cultural Patrimony
between Peru and the United States. In support of the MOU, the
Embassy promotes an internship program for American graduate
students of museum studies and conservation programs to be held from
July through August 2008.

The objective of this program is to enable well-qualified graduate
students the opportunity to do field research in Lima, Arequipa and
Lambayeque. It will also support museums that house rich art
collections, but are greatly in need of skilled professionals.

These internships will provide an excellent opportunity for Peruvian
and American colleagues to exchange ideas on new techniques related
to conservation, marketing, and exhibition planning, with long-term
possibilities for collaboration.

Select museums have presented projects and provided detailed
outlines of the work to be performed. Professional museum staff will
closely supervise each intern and costs will be shared among all
parties. The Embassy will be the link between the universities and
the Peruvian museums and will provide required materials. Each
museum will provide in-kind support and lodging. Also, the
university or the intern will be responsible for international
transportation and health insurance. The Embassy provides a small
stipend to cover living expenses such as meals and incidentals.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens, must have at least
intermediate oral Spanish skills (unless otherwise indicated in the
project description), must be willing to complete the full course of
the internship, and must be enrolled or have recently completed a
graduate program in museum studies or related fields.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with the
following information:

    Name of applicant,
    Name of specific internship program,
    Name of current graduate program,
    Honest assessment of Spanish ability which may be corroborated
    in a phone interview

Please also attach current curriculum vitae, a one-page essay
explaining the student's interest in the internship, and a letter of
recommendation by a professor.

Send the above information to the attention of

    Vanessa Wagner de Reyna
    Fax: 511-434-1299
    wagnerv<-a t->state< . >gov

before March 31, 2008. Students will be notified if they have been
accepted by mid April. The Embassy will then provide additional
information regarding travel, visas, and other requirements to the
selected interns. Please note that this information is also
available on line at:


Should you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us at
the above email or by phone at 511-618-2080. We look forward to
hearing from you soon.

Vanessa Wagner de Reyna
Senior Cultural Specialist
Embassy of the United States

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:43
               Distributed: Wednesday, February 13, 2008
                       Message Id: cdl-21-43-027
Received on Tuesday, 12 February, 2008

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