Donald Buchanan Art Collection Summer Internship

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (April 8, 2024)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2024

Student Status: Full Time


  • Art


  • Faculty of Fine Arts

This is a limited term paid summer internship with the City of Lethbridge. A senior level undergraduate student is selected to work on a variety of projects with the City of Lethbridge’s Donald Buchanan Art Collection. The intern will further their educational and professional interests by undertaking some, or all, of the following: creating an artwork database; researching the collection; developing content, exhibitions, and collections policies. This is an exceptional opportunity for students interested in a career in the field of Art History, Museum and/or Curatorial Studies.

Value: The student will be paid a full-time hourly wage. The duration of the internship will be approximately sixteen (16) weeks at full-time, typically from May 1st to August 31st.


  • Applicants must be senior level undergraduate students enrolled in either the B.F.A. – Indigenous Art (AHMS) or the B.F.A. – Art (AHMS) program.

  • Applicants should have successfully completed MSTU 2900, MSTU 3900. Completion of MSTU4000 (formerly AHMS 4000) is an asset but is not required.

  • Students must be able to work in Lethbridge for the duration of the internship.


  • Successful candidates will have a demonstrated interest in the fields of Art History, Museum Studies and Curatorial Studies.

  • Recipients will be selected by a committee comprised of members of the Department of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, in consultation with representatives from the City of Lethbridge.

  • This is a competitive award and proposals will be adjudicated on the merit of submissions.

Deadline:  April 8, 2024

Application Form & Details

Applications must include the following items submitted as a single PDF document:

  • Application Form.

  • Letter of Intent: maximum 500 words, explaining how the opportunity fits with the applicant’s career goals, and with making a meaningful contribution to the Donald Buchanan Art Collection.

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).

  • Copies of Transcripts (official or unofficial).

Submit your completed application by email to:

Questions? Contact:

Devon Smither, Department of Art:

Congratulations to Cassandra Williamson, recipient of this year's award!

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