Intern, North American Anthropology Collections
The Field Museum - Chicago IL

Internship Category: Paid

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  • Martin-Mullins InternshipThis paid internship is designed to provide Native American students interested in careers in museum studies, especially those with a collections management focus, with an opportunity to work directly with the Native North American collections at The Field Museum. The selected candidate will help to care for and document the Museum’s collection from the Great Lakes region, working alongside collections management staff. Duties of this project will include assisting with handling objects, constructing storage mounts, photographing the collections, evaluating the physical condition of objects, completing a detailed inventory, and updating the collections database. A small research component will also be involved, and the intern will have the opportunity to share this research in the Museum’s Science Hub. The internship may also consist of work supporting the conservation projects of the North American collections and affords the opportunity for exposure to museum conservation practices including examination, documentation, treatment and technical analyses.

    The collections from the Great Lakes region are largely comprised of objects collected for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago. These materials originate from First Nation and Native American groups, including the Menominee, Ho-Chunk (Winnebago), Anishinaabek (Odawa, Ojibwe, Chippewa, Potawatomi), Sauk and Meskwaki, Haudenosaunee (Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca), and Wabanaki (Maliseet, Mi’kmaq, and Penobscot).

    Native American students are encouraged to apply for this internship. Qualified candidates should be undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates (i.e. graduation in December 2017 or later) in Anthropology, Native American Studies, or Museum Studies. Successful candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Interested candidates should submit the following documents via the Museum’s FluidReview site at fieldmuseum.fluidreview.com:

    • Cover letter
  • Resume
    • Transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • One letter of recommendation
    • One page essay outlining current research or museum collections interests
    • PLEASE DO NOT click on the green “Begin Application” button to submit your application materials. Follow the link above to the Museum’s FluidReview site in order to apply for this internship.*

    DEADLINE: Applications must be received by March 16, 2018.

Martin-Mullins InternshipThis paid internship is designed to provide Native American students interested in careers in museum studies, especially those with a collections management focus, with an opportunity to work directly with the Native North American collections at The Field Museum. The selected candidate will help to care for and document the Museum’s collection from the Great Lakes region, working alongside collections management staff. Duties of this project will include assisting with handling objects, constructing storage mounts, photographing the collections, evaluating the physical condition of objects, completing a detailed inventory, and updating the collections database. A small research component will also be involved, and the intern will have the opportunity to share this research in the Museum’s Science Hub. The internship may also consist of work supporting the conservation projects of the North American collections and affords the opportunity for exposure to museum conservation practices including examination, documentation, treatment and technical analyses.

The collections from the Great Lakes region are largely comprised of objects collected for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago. These materials originate from First Nation and Native American groups, including the Menominee, Ho-Chunk (Winnebago), Anishinaabek (Odawa, Ojibwe, Chippewa, Potawatomi), Sauk and Meskwaki, Haudenosaunee (Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca), and Wabanaki (Maliseet, Mi’kmaq, and Penobscot).

Native American students are encouraged to apply for this internship. Qualified candidates should be undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates (i.e. graduation in December 2017 or later) in Anthropology, Native American Studies, or Museum Studies. Successful candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Interested candidates should submit the following documents via the Museum’s FluidReview site at fieldmuseum.fluidreview.com:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
    • Transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • One letter of recommendation
    • One page essay outlining current research or museum collections interests
    • PLEASE DO NOT click on the green “Begin Application” button to submit your application materials. Follow the link above to the Museum’s FluidReview site in order to apply for this internship.*

    DEADLINE: Applications must be received by March 16, 2018.

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