Pre-Program Internship in Rare Book and Library Materials Conservation (Seattle, WA, USA)

The University of Washington Libraries is offering a pre-program internship for an individual with a demonstrated interest in conservation.  Applicants are expected to be preparing for or enrolled in a graduate level conservation program in the United States.

This is a full-time (40 hours per week) summer program.  Duration is 10 weeks, with exact dates to be arranged between June and September 2018.  The University of Washington Libraries provides a $6,000 stipend.

Working under the supervision of the Senior Conservator, the intern will have the opportunity to perform a broad range of conservation treatments on rare books, manuscripts, prints, drawings, maps, and other unbound archival and special collections materials on paper and vellum.  The intern will develop skills in treatment decision-making, prepare condition and treatment reports with appropriate photo documentation, and gain additional experience in conservation treatment.

For additional information or to apply, see:

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than Monday, February 19, 2018.

For all other questions, please contact Justin Johnson, Senior Conservator,