Apply Now for Summer Internship in Conservation

The U.Va. Library Preservation Services Department will be offering its fifth summer conservation internship. This six-week internship will focus on the conservation treatment of the diary of John B. Minor, who was a law professor at U.Va. from 1845-1895. His rigorous legal mind provides an unvarnished look at University life, particularly during high profile times such as the Civil War, including the surrender of the University to Federal troops. The intern will also work on the Civil War-era journal of the Chairman of the Faculty, 1861-1864, another document from a crucial time in the University’s history.

These internships provide valuable work experience for pre-graduate students, giving them hands-on experience in a professional setting. This type of experience is essential for a successful application to a graduate conservation training program. The internship provides valuable assistance to the Library’s Preservation program by accomplishing a discrete project that may not otherwise get done. The Library offers a stipend to support the travel and housing of the intern and to encourage competitive applicants.

If you are interested in supporting the summer conservation program and would like to learn more, please contact Eliza Gilligan, Book and Paper Conservator, at emg3b@virginia.edu or 434-924-6961 or Kara McClurken, Head of Preservation Services, at kmm6ef@virginia.edu or 434-924-1055.