UAlberta Museums Student Internship

 The University of Alberta Museums is pleased to offer a summer internship opportunity to be awarded to a student currently enrolled at the senior undergraduate level at the University of Alberta. 

The successful applicant will undertake a summer internship, up to four months in length, with the UAlberta Museums unit gaining a diverse experience in museum practice, in a research-intensive, object-based learning environment. The student will undertake projects in one or more of the following areas of museology/museum innovation:

  • Curation: collections-based research resulting in new knowledge (e.g., researching objects; research for exhibition projects, writing didactic and interpretive materials). 
  • Exhibitions/Design: exhibition planning, design, installation and considerations for the presentation, care, interpretation of museum objects.
  • Conservation: preventive projects including mount-making, artifact preparation. 
  • Information/Collections Management: database projects, on-line access and digitization, collections management processes related to registration, cataloguing, inventory, loans, deaccessioning.
  • Research: exploring ideas/theories related to museum innovation, the future of museums and their role in the world.
  • Community Engagement: formal/informal approaches to learning and engagement which are of benefit to the community. Opportunities include: public programs, contributing content for the web/social media, event planning and implementation.

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 Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 12:00 pm (via Zoom) and Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at 4:00 pm (via Zoom) and will last approximately 1 hour. To register for either session, please RSVP online. Links will be sent to those who registered for the sessions closer to the date.

February 17, 2021 Update: Due to academic changes at the University of Alberta during the Covid-19 pandemic, eligibility criteria related to GPA calculation has been waived for the 2021 UAlberta Museums summer internship application process. Please note that an up-to-date unofficial transcript is still required. Contact museums@ualberta.ca for more information and questions.