Smithsonian MCI 2011 Internships


2011 Internships for Research Projects at MCI

The Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute is offering short-term opportunities to work on research projects with staff members. Preference will be given to applicants currently enrolled in conservation training programs or graduate students in related subjects. A stipend may be offered for a period of up to 10 weeks. The internships are intended mainly for the summer of 2011, but consideration will be given to projects at other times during the year. Projects will be supervised by the following staff members, whom applicants are urged to contact in advance of application:

Mary Ballard, Senior Textiles Conservator, 301-238-1210, ballardm [at]
Harriet F. (Rae) Beaubien, Senior Objects Conservator (archaeological materials), 301-238-1235,  beaubienh [at]
Paula DePriest, Deputy Director (biodeterioration), 301-238-1206, depriestp [at]
Christine France, Physical Scientist (stable isotopes), 301-238-1261, francec [at]
Jennifer Giaccai, Conservation Scientist, 301-238-1211, giaccaij [at]
Carol Grissom, Senior Objects Conservator, 301-238-1236, grissomc [at]
Robert Koestler, Director (biodeterioration), 301-238-1205, koestlerr [at]
Odile Madden, Scientist, 301-238-1257, madden [at]
Mehdi Moini, Senior Research Scientist (mass spectrometry/ proteomics) 301-238-1238,   moinim [at]
Hanna Szczepanowska, Conservator, 301-238-1232, szczepanowskah [at]
Jeff Speakman, Head of Technical Studies (archaeological materials), 301-238-1242,  speakmanj [at]
Jia-Sun Tsang, Senior Paintings Conservator (modern and contemporary art), 301-238-1231,  tsangj [at]
Ed Vicenzi, research scientist (microchemistry/ microscopy), 301-238-1215, vicenzie [at]
Melvin Wachowiak, Senior Conservator (advanced imaging, 3D scanning, and wooden artifacts),
 301-238-1218, wachowiakm [at]
Donald Williams, Senior Furniture Conservator (wooden artifacts), 301-238-1239,   williamsd [at]


Applications must be made on line at by March 30, 2011.  Selected candidates will be interviewed by telephone, although MCI visits are welcome.  Notifications will be sent by April 15, 2011.

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