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Mon, Mar. 9th, 2009, 12:12 pm
athomeaway: Deadline Approaching: Paid Native Internships in Museum Studies

FINAL REMINDER: The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) offers two nine-month internships to Native individuals who are recent college graduates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals interested in furthering their collections management experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The internships include a $2200 monthly stipend, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from SAR. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2009.

Established in 1978, the IARC houses a collection of over 12,000 items of Native art of the
Southwest. The goal of IARC is to bridge the divide between art/creativity and research/scholarship by supporting initiatives and projects that illuminate the intersections of the social sciences, humanities, and arts.

Interns will devote their time to working on IARC programs, directed research and writing activities, and collections management and registration. In addition to daily duties specific requirements include presenting a research paper at the SAR Colloquium Series; attending a national conference; assisting in the coordination and facilitation of one IARC seminar or symposium; providing tours of the IARC collection; and working on outreach initiatives to Native communities.

Again, the deadline to apply is March 30, 2009. All application materials must be postmarked or time stamped by this date. There are no exceptions. The internship period is September 1, 2009-May 31, 2010. Visit our website to download the application: http://sarweb.org/iarc/branigar/branigar.htm

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