2010 Summer Internship – Call for Applications

An exciting fellowship is being offered in the summer of 2010 for Rice Undergraduates of any discipline. The program, The Engineering and Design for Art and Artifact Conservation Program, provides an opportunity to spend the summer working in a multi-disciplinary team applying the design process to a pressing problem in the art world. This program is a collaboration between the School of Engineering, the School of Humanities, the Center for Civic Engagement, Rice Center for Engineering Leadership, Rice Alliance and the Museum of Fine Arts – Houston.

Student will work closely with the Museum of Fine Arts to develop custom archival storage solutions for priceless antiquities and modern works of art.  The summer fellowship will include class instruction, collaborative and individual design work. Over the course of the summer, students will write and present a business plan and a research poster describing the work. Students will learn a problem solving design approach informed by the humanities and engineering, rapid prototyping, entrepreneurship, and online collaboration and archive methods.

Undergraduate students in any discipline or department are eligible and invited to apply. This is a full-time 9 week summer program commencing in June providing a $4,000 stipend and a designation as Fellow in the Center for Civic Engagements Summer Fellows Program and Rice Center for Engineering Leadership.

To apply for this internship, please email a resume, transcripts, the names of 2 references and a brief statement of why this internship is of interest to mattheww@rice.edu. Applications are due May 1st. For more information, please contact mattheww@rice.edu.