Paintings conservation fellowship/internship

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Job location: 
The Hague
Salary Start: 
Maintenance allowance in Euros per month for 12 months
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Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 12 October, 2021 - 00:00

Fulbright American Friends of the Mauritshuis Conservation Internship

The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague (The Netherlands) is offering a 9 to 12 months fellowship/internship in Paintings Conservation, which will take place in the academic year 2022-2023. Applicants can be recent American graduates (no more than 3 years ago) of a conservation program, or students who require an internship during their last year in conservation training. This opportunity is offered in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam, The Fulbright Center and with the financial support of the American Friends of the Mauritshuis.

The Mauritshuis is renowned for its high-quality collection of 17th-century Dutch master paintings, including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. Its conservation department has an active international team of three conservators, a conservation scientist, interns and freelancers. The work focuses not only on treatment, but also on in-depth technical research of paintings. Past applicants have expressed how valuable they found this extra year of experience abroad.

Please be aware that the deadline for application OCTOBER 12, 2021. If you are still enrolled at a university, check with your Fulbright Office at the university for earlier deadlines.

If you have specific questions or need some guidance, please feel free to email: Sabrina Meloni ( and Abbie Vandivere (

For detailed information about the procedures:

Additional document that gives an idea of what the Fulbright is looking for when they pre-screen applicants:

Benefits covered by the grant: Maintenance allowance €1300 pm for 12 months / travel costs €3000 international and national / cost of residence permit €320 / cultural activities €350 / housing allowance €3000 divided over 12 months.