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Internships at National Air and Space Museum

From: Lauren Horelick <horelickl<-at->
Date: Monday, January 28, 2013
Two summer internships in objects conservation
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

A summer internship program has been launched at the National Air
and Space Museum's Udvar Hazy center in the brand new Emil Buehler
laboratory located in Chantilly VA


Two, 10-week internship positions are available for students
currently enrolled in a recognized training program, and/ or advance
pre-program individuals with over 1,000 hours of documented work
experience.  The two internships offered have specific research
components (see descriptions below), in addition to providing
hands-on treatments of modern materials.

Description of research for the first internship:

Research on the Aluminum Alloy Disconnects of Spacesuit gloves in
the NASM Collection:

A conservation intern is required to assist NASM Conservation staff
with primary research on the corrosion and conservation of aluminum
alloy glove disconnects related to the space program.  The intern
will work in a team with NASM conservator Lisa Young, Malcolm Collum
(Chief of Conservation), and the curator of the collection.  The
research will involve hands-on analysis and testing as well as
literature searches, contact with industry experts and collaboration
with Smithsonian conservators and scientists when deemed necessary.

Contact Lisa Young <youngla<-at->si<.>edu> with questions regarding this

Description of research for the second internship: Research
consolidants and application methods for deteriorating polyurethane
foam in the NASM collection:

A conservation intern is requested to collaborate with NASM
Conservation staff in the evaluation of treatment methodologies for
deteriorating polyurethane foam.  This material is found as a
component in many composite artifacts in the NASM collection and
recent advances have identified new materials to help preserve
polyurethane foam.  The selected intern would be responsible for
conducting hands-on testing and analysis complimented by literature
searches and evaluation methods.  The intern will work in a team
with NASM conservator Lauren Horelick, Malcolm Collum (Chief of
Conservation), curators and materials scientists.  The intern will
have access to other Smithsonian conservators and scientists when
deemed necessary.

Contact Lauren Horelick <horelickl<-at->si<.>edu> with any questions
regarding this research.

Start / end dates: Monday, June 3-Friday, August 9, 2013.

Funded amount: $ 5,500.00 available for each intern. Deadline for
application: February, 15 2013

Procedure for application: All applications must be submitted
on-line through the Smithsonian's SOLAA web-site


After creating a username find the link to "Internships" and use the
drop down menu for the Air and Space Museum (NASM) for further
information about applying.  Please specify in your statement of
purpose which internship you are applying for.  Also, please notify
either Lauren Horelick or Lisa Young when you have completed your
application so we can be sure it arrives at the correct place.
Individuals not currently enrolled in school are welcome to apply.
Disregard this eligibility requirement on the SOLAA website.

Questions: Application questions should be directed to
Myra Banks-Scott <banksscottm<-at->si<.>edu>.

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