Here are some suggestions for a start:
- Look over the AIC “Becoming a Conservator” page which has lots of useful info on the various fields of conservation and the types of training: http://www.conservation-us.org/publications-resources/careers-in-conservation/become-a-conservator#.VWT3-Ous3ww
- Contact the coordinators for the graduate programs you are interested in and establish a relationship with them. Let them know you are interested and see if they have further advice about the minimum requirements. You may find that a lot of students have more than the minimum so it can be quite competitive.
- Join the Emerging Conservators Professional Network of the AIC (American Institute for Conservation). Student membership is $68 so try to capitalize on that for a year! https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=AICHAW&Webcode=LeadershipDetail&cmt_key=0605c02a-5f70-4df0-99c0-e663f4109963. They have webinars and resources for building your experience and finding a mentor to work with.