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.

Fine Arts student Jordan Hanas builds critical skills in collections care during Art Gallery internship

Jordan Hanas was not expecting to fall in love with art history when she started her education at ULethbridge, but she knows for certain she’s on the right path.

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Student-curated exhibition focusing on the body in art opens in the uLethbridge Art Gallery

For art history student Kelsey Black, curating the uLethbridge Art Gallery’s latest exhibition has been the highlight of her undergraduate program.

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uLethbridge student completes Whyte Museum internship amid facility closures

Thea Sleight was able to safely complete a 12-week, paid internship at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies despite facility closures. The experience confirms she has followed her passions to the career …

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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.


Medalta Ceramic Residency for Art Students

Each May, one uLethbridge Art student is able to spend a month participating in an intensive ceramic art residency at the Medalta studios in Medicine Hat. This residency is generously supported by Medalta and the Faculty of Fine Arts and allows access to clay workshops, firing expertise, a community of artists and 24-hour studio access.

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

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Uchikura nurtures passion for ceramics at Medalta

After receiving the Faculty of Fine Arts Medalta Residency Award, Gary Uchikura, a third-year art student at the University of Lethbridge had the rare opportunity to join emerging and established artists for a month-long intensive residency.

Faculty of Fine Arts/Medalta Residency rewarding for first uLethbridge participant

The first recipient of the Faculty of Fine Arts Medalta Residency, Grace Wirzba, spent the month of May in the 150-acre Historic Clay District.