INTERNSHIP FOR 3rd/4th YEAR GRADUATE STUDENTS IN OBJECTS CONSERVATION AT COLLECTIONS CONSERVATION BRANCH, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, LOWELL, MA
The Collections Conservation Branch of the Historic Architecture, Conservation, and Engineering Center (HACE) located in Lowell, MA is pleased to offer a full-time internship in objects conservation for the academic year 2015/16. Beginning and end dates are flexible.
The internship is designed for students currently enrolled in graduate level conservation programs. The CCB is responsible for the conservation and preservation of collections in the Nation’s national parks and historic homes in the Northeast Region from Maine to Virginia.
The intern would work closely with CCB conservators receiving hands-on conservation training and gaining experience with a wide variety of materials. Some of the planned 2015/16 projects include: treatment and research of large wooden archaeological hoisting apparatus once used to build the bunker Hill Monument, cleaning and stabilization of large Tonagan Tapa cloth from Rockefeller Mansion at Marshbillings NHS, treatment of phonographs from Thomas Edison National Historic Site (NHS), cleaning and re-waxing of Minute Man bronze sculpture at Minute Man National Historic Park (NHP), stabilization and cleaning of large scale plaster reliefs from Weir Farm National Historic Site (NHS), treatment of civil war composite objects from Richmond National Battlefield (NHB) and a Collection Condition Survey at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (NHS).
Internship benefits include:
- Living Allowance: $260/wk
- Housing stipend: $1000/mo
- Travel Grant: $650
- AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,822
- Health Insurance: Provided free of cost to intern
This internship position is supported through a partnership between the National Parks Service (NPS) and Student Conservation Association (SCA). Consequently, applicants will be required to complete an SCA Conservation Internship application. To obtain an application, please send an email to Kerri Weeks,Conservation Program Coordinator- Northeast Student Conservation Association (SCA), at firstname.lastname@example.org letting her know that you are interested in applying for the Collections Conservation Internship with the NPS in Lowell, MA and referencing internship position PO-00651275 (9/1/14-2/29/16) in your email.