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Conservation Internship

MOA’s Conservation department accepts applications for conservation interns for two annual internship periods: summer (May – August), and fall (September – December). Internships are accompanied by small award and are open to students who are enrolled in a conservation training program and who require an internship placement as part of their graduating requirements. Specific start dates and duration of internships are flexible to accommodate different program requirements.

How to apply:

Please submit resumes with a cover letter describing your goals, area of interest, education, and program requirements to heidi.swierenga@ubc.ca

John H. A. Grant Memorial Award

John Grant

Successful applicants are eligible to receive the John Grant Memorial Award, which provides a bursary of up to $2,000 per placement. This award is possible thanks to the generous support of the family of John H. A. Grant (1953-1989). John was born in Vancouver and obtained his BA Hon. Art History from UBC in 1974. After graduation he entered the first training program offered by the Canadian Conservation Institute in Ottawa, studying for three years in the Ethnology/Archeology division. Over the next nine years he worked in the artifacts division at CCI as ethnographic conservator, also doing duty in the Atlantic Regional Laboratory in Moncton and stints on the mobile labs in various parts of Canada. In 1986, as his health began to deteriorate, he joined his family in Halifax, and continued to do occasional consulting and contract work there until his death in 1989. A gifted teacher, John delighted in instructing and in bench work, enthusiasms that are reflected in the nature of the John H. A. Grant Memorial Award.