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.

Information Sessions: 

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.

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.