Saturday, February 1, 2014

Conservation Summer Internship

Conservation Summer Internship, University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence, KS 40 hours per week; 8 week assignment (between May and September) $12.50 / hour Deadline for application is February 28, 2014 The University of Kansas is seeking applicants for its 2014 Summer Conservation Internship. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake and complete a conservation project and gain insight into the workings of a dynamic preservation department. Conservation decision-making and documentation for library and archival collections will be stressed. The main summer project will focus on treatment of paper-based material from the World War I era. Other small projects may be added after agreement by the conservator and intern. Focus will be on special collections and archival materials. This summer internship is appropriate for highly motivated pre-program students with treatment experience, current students, and recent graduates of conservation training programs and their equivalents. To apply, please submit the following items: 1. Cover letter (including how the internship will help the applicant reach professional goals) 2. Current resume, including list of conservation/preservation classes or completed training 3. Contact information for two references (including phone and email) 4. Two sample treatment or project reports (with images) Applicants must have student or working visas if not U.S. citizens. To apply, see . For information about past internships at the University of Kansas Libraries see: The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University encourages applications from underrepresented group members. Federal and state statutes prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, and veteran status. In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, and gender expression.