The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and the U of L Faculty of Fine Arts have partnered to provide U of L students with a demonstrated interest in Museum and Curatorial Studies with up to a 12-14 week paid internship at the Whyte in support of the Art, Heritage, and Archives areas. These internship projects will further the educational and professional interests of the intern, and be linked to curatorial work being done at the Whyte. Candidates are selected by the U of L Art department, and the selected interns chosen the Whyte. Note: Interns are responsible for payment of their accommodation in Banff, though a reduced-market rate dorm will be made available.
The successful applicant will be awarded the Faculty of Fine Arts Dean's Internship Excellence Award, valued at $250/week for up to 14 weeks of the internship. They will be simultaneously enrolled in the equivalent of three courses (9 credit hours). They will gain valuable work experience and professional practice.
Applicants must have successfully completed MSTU 4000 (formerly AHMS 4000), or at least one museum studies course but have equivalent work experience and expertise to apply.
Qualified students are invited to submit a CV, an unofficial transcript, and a letter of interest explaining how the opportunity would fit with their career goals and how they might contribute meaningfully to the Whyte Museum to Sarah Hilliard by November 5th.
Late applications will not be considered.
Value: $250/week stipend (up to $4000)
Number: Up to 2 students per intake
Eligibility: Any undergraduate student enrolled in the BFA program of Art History/Museum Studies.
Deadline: November 5, 2019 to Sarah Hilliard (Dean's Office, Faculty of Fine Arts)