The Parsons Conservation Lab offers student opportunities including courses, research projects, and internships. These 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 and are generally prerequisites for internships and research opportunities in the lab. Students may receive academic credit for internships or may enroll in directed study to develop projects supervised by conservators.  Internships are arranged on a per-project basis, depending upon lab space and schedule.

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