Focused on students from communities currently underrepresented in the museum conservation field, the Conservation Internship for Broadening Access (CIBA) offers opportunities for current or recent undergraduates to learn about museum conservation. During a 10-week summer program, CIBA interns are placed with mentors in a variety of conservation labs throughout the Smithsonian. The program supports interns by offering a stipend and paid housing during the internship. A relocation travel allowance may also be included as part of the internship award.
To apply for the this program, applicants should: be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, or recently graduated from an undergraduate program; be a U.S. citizen; have studied a relevant subject matter (chemistry, art history, design, photography, computer science, or studio art); and demonstrate an interest in a career in conservation or the museum field. CIBA aims to help diversify the field of museum conservation by introducing the field to students who come from varied economic, cultural, social, and educational backgrounds.