Pre-program Mellon Summer Internship in Preservation & Conservation (San Marino, CA, USA)

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Internship in Preservation and Conservation
Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

Supported by an endowment established in 1981, The Huntington annually offers a Mellon Internship in Preservation and Conservation. The internship, offered in the preservation and conservation of books and works on paper, is for individuals who have a Bachelor’s degree and can demonstrate a commitment to entering a graduate program in conservation. The intern will work with the Preservation Department’s conservators, who will make use of The Huntington’s collections materials in providing instruction. Through training in conservation treatment techniques and readings from the conservation literature, the intern will advance their knowledge of the underlying principles of conservation, and the tools and techniques used in the conservation of library collections materials. Mellon interns are encouraged to document their work and make a short presentation to Huntington staff upon completion of their internship term.

The internship is 10 weeks, 37.5 hours per week. Stipend amount: US $5,000.

To apply for the Mellon Internship for Summer 2020, please send cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references to

Applications must be received no later than January 31, 2020.