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Preservation/Conservation Internship Available in Iowa

Posted by Editor on October 16, 2008

Iowa State University is accepting applications for the summer 2009 Lennox Foundation Preservation Internship.  This internship is intended to give current graduate students and recent graduates of preservation and/or conservation programs the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge of care and treatment of library and archives materials in an academic library. Interns will learn about the overall functioning and organization of the Preservation Department and will undertake and complete a project based on their interests and skills, and the needs and capabilities of the Department. Eligibility and requirements:

  • Applicants must currently be graduate students, in good standing, in a program of library and archives preservation administration or conservation; or a recent graduate (within the year) of such a program;
  • Applicants must have completed at least four preservation or conservation courses before the anticipated start date of this internship; Applicants must commit to 8 consecutive weeks of full-time employment as interns;
  • Internship must be completed between the months of May and September;
  • At the end of the internship, the intern will be required to submit a final report or project;

Applicants must have student or working visas if not U.S. citizens. The summer 2009 internship provides a $3,000 stipend, travel expenses to and from Ames, housing expenses up to $1,736, and funding for professional development. See: http://www.lib.iastate.edu/narrative-main/4010/11041 for details.

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