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Summer Internship at the Smithsonian museums

The Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is offering short-term opportunities for undergraduates to work on research projects with staff members of its technical studies and research groups. Internships are intended mainly for summer 2020, but consideration will be given to projects at other times of the year. Acceptable majors include, but are not limited to: museum studies, conservation studies, art history, anthropology, archeology, paleontology, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, ecology, earth sciences, chemical engineering and materials science engineering. Basic courses in chemistry and math are preferred; lab experience not required. A stipend will be offered for a period of 10 weeks.

Applicants should contact potential advisors in advance of application and should specify preferred advisors in their application. Applications must be made online at - apply for the Museum Conservation Institute Analytical Studies Intern Program. Those interested in working under the supervision of conservators at MCI may apply seperately through SOLAA for a different MCI internship: Museum Conservation Internship Program. Application deadline is February 10, 2020. Selected candidates will be interviewed by telephone, although MCI visits are welcome. 

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