L. Byrne Waterman Scholar and Conservation Scholar
The L. Byrne Waterman Scholarship Program provides an opportunity to engage in an academically rigorous program designed for upper level college students and post graduate students. The L. Byrne Waterman Scholar will conduct research and produce an academically significant paper or presentation. By prior arrangement with the Scholar’s home university or college, an internship may be custom-tailored to accommodate the awarding of academic credit or to qualify as an in-service component of a larger museum studies curriculum.
Both the L. Byrne Waterman Scholar and the Conservation Scholar will gain extensive experience in the field of research and museum work. Both scholars will have the opportunity to pursue their individual research interests in the form of either a written paper or a final project, thus increasing the scope of the Museum’s academic and curatorial offerings. The scholars will also further their own career objectives by gaining valuable work experience in a vibrant museum setting, while contributing to the NBWM’s mission and goals on a daily basis. Both of these high level academic programs will cement the NBWM’s status as a leading research and scholastic institution and desirable location for scholars to complete a fellowship.
Application Process and Period of Work
Interested applicants will submit a letter of application, resume, a sample of written work and the names and contact information of at least three professional/academic references to Brian Witkowski, Director of Apprentices and Interns. Qualified candidates will interview with the Curator of Education and designated staff. Successful candidates will be offered an opportunity to work on a semester basis.
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed college or graduate school.
Compensation: $100 per week stipend