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Internships at the National Museum of the American Indian

From: Marian Kaminitz <kaminitzm<-a>
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Internships in ethnographic artifact and textile
    conservation (2 positions)
Conservation Department
Cultural Resources Center
National Museum of the American Indian
Suitland, MD
June 1 - August 7, 2015

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is offering up to
two 10-week 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.

Andrew W. Mellon internships 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 ongoing
projects.  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 to apply.
Candidates must be fluent in both spoken and written English.  The
internships are designed for students currently in or graduated from
a graduate program in conservation or practicing conservation
professionals.  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.

Applications must be completed by midnight, February 1, 2015.  All
applicants will be notified by April 15, 2015.  Application process
is via Smithsonian On-Line Academic Appointment system (SOLAA). For
information on application and link to SOLAA see


The 10-week internship includes a generous stipend.

Marian A. Kaminitz
Head of Conservation
Cultural Resources Center
4220 Silver Hill Road
Suitland MD 20746-2863
Fax: 301-238-3201

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