The Parsons Conservation Lab offers student opportunities including courses, research projects, and internships. Academic opportunities are available for cross enrollment by students at metro-area institutions through the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher EducationSemester-long academic courses on conservation and technical art history are offered through the Art History Department. Students may also enroll in directed study to develop object-centered research projects supervised by conservators.

Academic credit or volunteer internships may be arranged on a per-project basis, depending upon lab space and schedule. Courses on conservation and technical art history are generally prerequisites for internships in the lab. 

The lab also hosts graduate interns from conservation degree programs and offers a biennial Mellon Advanced Fellowship for emerging conservators.