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.

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.