Internships & Residencies

Student Internships

Museum Studies Internships

Review the courses. Museum Studies internship research is directed toward practical application (such as curating and installing exhibitions, collections care and management, and/or public programming) within the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery and other cultural organizations.

University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery provides a wealth of opportunities for students enrolled in Museum Studies internships within the Department of Art. Interns work with the University's significant art collection and curate exhibitions for public locations around campus, assist with conservation projects, work on preparing work for exhibition and travel, assist with installing and documenting exhibitions, and learn about the registration procedures of a public art gallery. As well, interns can works with visiting artists and deliver public programs.

Check the Internships section on the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery website for more information and testimonials!

Internships with Cultural Organizations in Lethbridge

Students may also choose to explore the wealth of opportunities available throughout the city of Lethbridge’s arts community. Internships are regularly held at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Sir Alexander Galt Museum and Archives, Casa, and other cultural organizations throughout the city.

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies Museum Studies Internship

Each year, a student with strong art history and museum studies experience is selected for a four month work placement at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, in Banff AB. Students gain practical work experience in a significant museum, as well as receive a monthly stipend and subsidized housing. Generously supported by the Whyte Museum and the Faculty of Fine Arts Dean's Office.

View our Fine Arts Scholarships & Awards page for more information about funding for this internship.

Donald Buchanan Art Collection Summer Internship - City of Lethbridge

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.

View our Fine Arts Scholarships & Awards page for more information about funding for this internship.

Art Gallery interns curate As Above, So Below exhibit

University of Lethbridge Art Gallery interns Jessica Colley (BFA - Art '20) and Kate Riddoch are the curatorial minds behind the latest exhibition in the Helen Christou satellite space.

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Art History/Museum Studies student Jason Ranaghan builds curatorial experience through internships

Art History and Museum Studies student Jason Ranaghan is spending his time at the University of Lethbridge exploring all the Faculty of Fine Arts has to offer. As he nears the end …

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Student Residencies

Gushul Student Residency

Are you interested in learning more about the different types of Gushul Residencies, or about the history of the Gushul Studio and Gushul Cottage? Check out additional information here.

View our Fine Arts Scholarships & Awards page for more information about possible funding for this residency.


Building professional artistic practice through the Gushul Residency

Nestled in the awe-inspiring mountains of the Crowsnest Pass lies two unassuming buildings–a cottage and a studio–dedicated to the professional development of established and emerging artists and creative professionals from around the world.

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