Conservation Internships

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the next Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Internship in Preservation and Conservation will be in 2022. 

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Internship in Preservation and Conservation

Supported by an endowment established in 1981, The Huntington offers a Mellon Internship in Preservation and Conservation. The internship, 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 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. 

Advanced Internship

The Huntington accepts interns who are in their third or fourth year of conservation graduate school. Internships, typically last from 9-12 months and involve focused instruction in advanced conservation techniques. Interns must secure their own funding. For more information, contact Conservation.