Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Internship in Preservation and Conservation
Supported by an endowment established in 1981, The Huntington annually offers a Mellon Internship in Preservation and Conservation. The internship, offered in the preservation and conservation of either books and/or works on paper, is for individuals who have a Bachelor’s degree and can demonstrate a commitment to entering a graduate program in conservation. The intern will work with the Preservation Department’s conservators, who will make use of The Huntington’s collections materials in providing instruction. Through training in conservation treatment techniques and readings from the conservation literature, the intern will advance their knowledge of the underlying principles of conservation, and the tools and techniques used in the conservation of library collections materials. Mellon interns are encouraged to document their work and make a short presentation to Huntington staff upon completion of their internship term.
The term of the internship is 10 weeks. Stipend amount: US $5,000.
To apply for the Mellon Internship beginning June 1, 2018, please send application materials between December 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018. Include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:
Lloyd E. Cotsen Head of Preservation and Conservation
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino CA 91108
Applications must be received no later than January 31, 2018.