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Museum Internship Opportunity in a National Park

Posted by Dan Holbrow on February 13th, 2014

Open to applicants within the US and Canada, the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site (SGNHS) in Cornish, New Hampshire, is offering three paid internships during the summer of 2014. Applicants will be recruited and stipends paid by the Student Conservation Association (SCA).

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site will hire three interns for seven weeks during the summer of 2014 with a $75 per week stipend. Interns will work primarily with the park’s Curator and Museum Technician assisting with collections management; inventory of objects, routine cleaning of artifacts, housing and labeling objects. Interns will learn proper object handling and basic care treatments including preservation of bronze statues. Individual or group projects requiring research on a park related topic or artifact(s) may be possible, for which interns will learn aspects of exhibit development, implementation, and installation. The internship will also include exposure to other museum operations though work-study assignments and field trips to several other nearby museums.

Qualifications: Enrolled in a museum studies or related program; some knowledge and appreciation of art history, strong writing skills, research, organization, interpersonal, communication and computer skills; and the ability to work both independently, in groups and with park staff.

How to Apply

Please check the SCA website http://www.thesca.org/serve/positions and type "Gaudens" in the Keywords box.

 International students must obtain a US Visa if selected for an SCA internship.  For more information on obtaining the appropriate visa please refer to: http://www.thesca.org/serve/international-applicants

The park is happy to work with students and their schools on submitting documentation for the internship to qualify for academic credits.

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