CollectionsWeb announces the availability of a research internship in collections-based research. The interns can be housed at any institution in the U.S. and supervised by any appropriate mentor.

The purpose of the internships is to train students, create collaborations among museums and labs from different institutions, encourage the development of new tools and foster diversity. The research focus should include some component of collections-based study and should be interdisciplinary in nature.

Two internships are available and each will be paid $4000 in financial support. To apply, the student should send a brief (1-2 page) proposal and current CV, along with a supporting letter from the mentor, to Karen Francl ( All proposals will be reviewed by the CollectionsWeb Steering Committee.

Applications accepted through March 31, 2011.