NASM Summer Internships

Posted on Nov 14, 2013

Smithsonian Institution

National Air and Space Museum

2014 Summer Internships

The Conservation Unit at the National Air and Space Museum is offering two summer internships for 2014. The internships will be conducted at the Emil Buehler Conservation Laboratory at the Udvar Hazy Center, located in Chantilly, VA. Two, 10-week positions are available for students currently enrolled in a recognized conservation training programs. The interns will assist the NASM conservation unit in a variety of tasks and projects throughout the summer including photo-documentation, condition examinations, surveys, gallery installations and treatment of complex, composite objects. The interns will have access to a variety of analytical equipment, including a portable FTIR, portable XRF, Hirox 3-D digital microscope, stereo-microscopes, and potential access to equipment available at the Museum Conservation Institute.

Interns are encouraged to devise their own research proposal aligned with NASM’s collections or to assist with ongoing research projects. Please contact NASM conservation (contacts below) prior to applying, to obtain a list of on-going research priorities or to submit a proposal.

Summer 2014- Specific dates to be determined
Funded amount: $5,500.00 available for each intern
Deadline for application: February 15, 2014

Procedure for application: All applications must be submitted on-line through the Smithsonian’s SOLAA web-site

After creating a username, find the link to “Internships” and use the drop down menu for the Air and Space Museum (NASM) for further information about applying. To ensure proper processing of your application, please notify either Lauren Horelick ( or or Lisa Young ( when you have completed your application. Feel free to inquire for additional information pertaining to projects in the conservation laboratory at NASM. Questions: Application questions should be directed to Myra Banks-Scott (