How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to attend one of two information sessions about the internship program and how to apply. These information sessions will be held on:

Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.. (presented online via Zoom) and 

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.. (presented in-person at 3-20 Rutherford South)

The sessions will last approximately one (1) hour. To register for either session, please RSVP online.

Applications must include the following:

  • a completed University of Alberta Museums Student Internship in Museum Innovation application form (Page 5 & 6 of this package)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • an up-to-date University of Alberta transcript (can be unofficial)
  • a maximum two-page (750 word) statement of interest that identifies a specific area(s) of interest in museology/museum innovation and demonstrates:  
    •  the applicant’s passion and interest in a museum career, outlining relevant museum-related work and/or volunteer experience; 
    • the applicant's interest in areas of museum practice and museum collections; and 
    • how the internship supports the applicant's short-term and long-term education and professional goals. 
  • two (2) letters of support that address:
    • the nature and specifics of the referee's relationship to the applicant;
    • an overview of the applicant's education and/or professional experience;
    • the referee’s assessment of the applicant's prospects for success in the internship program;
    • the referee’s assessment of the applicant’s interest and suitability for a museum/ museology related professional career; and
    • any academic and/or professional accomplishments with which the referee is familiar.
2023 University of Alberta Museums Student Internship Application Package