skip to primary navigationskip to content


Applications are invited for 2 internships in the advanced practical and theoretical conservation of easel paintings. Tenure will be for 11 months in the first instance, though interns may be invited to extend for a second year. Applicants should be recent graduates from a recognised post-graduate training programme in the conservation of easel paintings or expect to graduate before the internship starts on 1o September 2019. The internships are designed to allow maximum experience in studio work, under the supervision of experienced painting conservators, with a wide a variety of paintings. Opportunities for research may also arise depending on projects at the Hamilton Kerr Institute during the period of tenure. Interns will receive a maintenance grant of £1,417 per month for eleven months plus £150 to cover conference travel and fees and £300 towards to the cost of a study trip.

Applications should consist of:

  • a covering letter;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a transcript of the grades achieved in your first degree and postgraduate diploma course (please send your marks so far if he latter is not completed at the time of application;
  • 2 letters of reference (sent directly to the Administrator by the Referee).

Applications should be addressed to the Administrator and sent by email to: by the application deadline.

Application deadline: 31 December 2018.

Interview date for short-listed applicants: Early February 2019.

NB: Please note that the University has a responsibility to ensure that candidates comply with UK Border and Immigration legislation and have the right to live and undertake an internship in the UK.




« December 2018 »

RSS Feed Latest news

HKI Publications on sale

Dec 04, 2018

The Hamilton Kerr Institute Bulletin No. 7 and Dr Spike Bucklow’s ‘The Anatomy of Riches’ are now available to order

Another Art Newspaper feature

Nov 27, 2018

The HKI's work on the Wallace Collections 'Views of Venice' paintings has featured in an article in The Arts Newspaper.

HKI Battel Hall Retable conservation featured in The Art Newspaper

Nov 13, 2018

The conservation and analysis of a rare 14th/15th-century Kentish retable, treated at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, featured in The Art Newspaper

View all news