University of Alberta Museums Student Internship

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

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:

Friday, January 19, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. (presented in-person at 3-20 Rutherford South) and Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 4:30 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.

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. Projects may include: public and educational programs, contributing content for the web/social media, event planning and implementation.
  • Conservation: the practices involved in preserving and maintaining museum objects. Projects may include: preventive projects such as mount-making, object preparation, integrated pest management, condition reporting. 
  • Curation: collections-based research resulting in new knowledge. Projects may include: research for exhibition projects, writing didactic and interpretive materials. 
  • Exhibitions/Design: the planning, design, implementation, and considerations for the presentation, care, and interpretation of museum objects. Projects may include: exhibit installation, storyline development.
  • Information/Collections Management: processes involved to document, record, and digitize museum objects and collections. Projects may include: data entry, 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. Projects may include: object-based research, researching primary and secondary sources.


Jill Horbay

Communications and Marketing Manager