University of Alberta 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 call for the 2023 University of Alberta Museums Student Internship has closed. We thank all the candidates for their applications. Only those candidates selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

The successful applicant will undertake a summer internship, up to four months in length, with the University of Alberta 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:

  • Community Engagement: formal/informal approaches to learning and engagement which are of benefit to the community. Opportunities include: public and educational programs, contributing content for the web/social media, event planning and implementation.
  • Conservation: preventive projects including mount-making, artifact preparation.
  • 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.
  • Information/Collections Management: database projects, online 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.


Jill Horbay

Communications and Marketing Manager