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Former intern Sarah Pickman
addressing the audience
at the 2009 Beacon Award
(Photo: Cindy Ho)
Why is working with interns a priority at SAFE? Because our future leaders and policy-makers decide on the fate of humanity’s most precious non-renewable resource: our cultural heritage.

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Commitment

SAFE interns work alongside academic and industry professionals. We tailor internship programs to suit individual candidates. Interns are asked to make a minimum of a 10-week commitment to SAFE, during which we expect interns to be available for 25 hours/week. While this is our standard minimum, we will consider special exceptions or alternate arrangements (for instance, 10 hrs/week for 15 weeks) on a case-by-case arrangement.

Location

Our internship program is virtual. You will need easy access to a computer to intern with us. This means you can work practically anywhere you choose. Hours are also flexible. Occasionally, interns work with us in the in New York City area where we are based.

There will be no coffee to make, but plenty of opportunity to benefit your future careers.


If you are applying for

Fall

Summer

Spring

Winter



please submit by:

July 15th

May 15th

November 15th

October 1st



Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, although we recommend you submit applications by the deadlines listed.

You may apply at any time. However, if you apply far in advance, you may not be assigned any specific projects until closer to the time when the internship begins. Applications are reviewed periodically. Students can expect to hear back from us within two to four weeks about the status of their application.


Requirements

Please submit the application form enclosed and answer all questions. Email the application form to info@savingantiquities.org. Incomplete applications, or queries sent by regular mail will not be considered. In addition:

All applicants are required to submit a sample of their original work. This can be a school assignment, writing sample, research project, web site, design project, or a report—whatever you think will show us your abilities and interests best. Include a short description of the assignment or project requirements. If the sample work is a collaboration, include the names of all other participants, as well as the applicant’s specific role in the project.

Questions?

Contact info@savingantiquities.org. Thank you for your interest in SAFE!

Please note

All applicants will be notified; if you don’t hear from us, please feel free to contact us again. We don’t want any computer glitch to get in the way of communication.

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MEET THE INTERNS WHO MAKE US SAFE

  • Tessa Varner

    TESSA VARNER

    “Perhaps the best part of working with SAFE was that I was immediately treated as an equal whose opinions and ideas were valued and heard.…I am extremely grateful for my time at SAFE as it allowed me to grow as a writer and it broadened my understanding of and appreciation for the effort and dedication it takes to raise public awareness of these issues.” Read more
  • Sarah Pickman

    SARAH PICKMAN

    “Even after almost two years, I still think about my internship with SAFE all the time, and what an incredible experience it was. I learned so much and continue to learn so much through all of the news and features that SAFE brings to light. It was also a great introduction to the world of cultural property protection and advocacy.” SAFE intern Sarah Pickman said in 2006. After graduating from University of Chicago, she served on the SAFE Board of Governors as Secretary, and is now pursuing a graduate degree while working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Beatrice Kelly

    BEATRICE KELLY

    “I’ve always been interested in the issues surrounding stolen art, but it wasn’t until I began working at SAFE that I realized how devastating an impact looting has on our understanding of past societies. Read more about Beatrice Kelly’s internship here and her work at SAFE.
  • Juliana Correa

    JULIANA CORREA

    “Thank you for an inspirational Summer Internship. SAFE has provided me with the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with people from various professional backgrounds (including university professors, attorneys and police officers). It was especially encouraging to see how everyone’s talents were utilized to successfully complete each project and to create a fascinating group dynamic.” Juliana is now the proud owner of Lenceria Boutique in Los Angeles, California. 

  • Ana Escobedo

    ANA ESCOBEDO

    “Here I was, a California girl who has never been anywhere near China, communicating and reaching out to someone who had experienced Kashgar first hand. It was a wonderful feeling.” Check out Ana’s internship project “Save Kashgar” here and how she made it happen.
  • Jennie Harris

    JENNIE HARRIS

    “I first volunteered with the SAFE website ten years ago: I was barely in High School, and I thought then that working with an organization focused on ending the destruction and looting of cultural heritage sites and artifacts was the least I could do as some kid  in Louisiana who loves history. Now, coming back to SAFE as an intern and looking at all that has been accomplished over the last ten years, I think that being a part of this organization is far from the least anyone can do to protect our history.”
  • DREW CUNNINGHAM

    Drew Cunningham is a spring intern for SAFE. He recently graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, DC with a bachelor’s degree in Classics. While at Georgetown, Drew conducted research on religion in the late antique Roman empire, particularly the proliferation and endurance of mystery religions. He is currently studying law at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford, and is interested in issues in cultural heritage law.

THANK YOU, WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU ALL.