About the Internship
The Conservation Laboratory functions as an integral part of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens' Agora Excavations. Its aim is to support the excavations by providing services that contribute to the study and understanding of the site.
The internships will give students an opportunity to treat freshly excavated archaeological finds and to participate in an active on-site conservation laboratory. Under the supervision and guidance of the Agora Conservation staff, interns will carry out general conservation duties including: examination and analysis of artifacts; documentation; cleaning; reconstruction; restoration; and photography of artifacts from the current excavation and from storage. In this way, students will be able to work with a variety of materials including ceramics, stone, glass, copper alloys, iron, lead, bone and occasionally ivory and wood. An introduction to the re-treatment, preventive and long-term care of archaeological collections will also be provided.
Applicants must currently be enrolled in a graduate or equivalent conservation program or they must have recently completed their studies in conservation. All successful candidates are required to obtain their own medical insurance for the duration of their internship. Moreover, all successful candidates are responsible for their travel arrangements to and from Athens, Greece and for arranging their own accommodation. A modest stipend is provided for each intern during their internship and some funding for housing.
Applicants will complete an online application. The online application form can be accessed fall 2019.
Internships may vary in length from 6 to 8 weeks and are undertaken from early June to early August. Applicants should indicate in their application their approximate preferred dates within this time frame. Two referees are requested to write letters of recommendation for each applicant. All applications should be submitted by TBA and all references should be postmarked by TBA and mailed to the address below:
Head of Conservation
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens