Museum Studies Internship
The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery provides a wealth of opportunities for students enrolled in the Art History/Museum Studies internships within the Department of Art. Interns work with our 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 work with visiting artists and deliver public programs such as our Culture Vulture Saturdays.
The internships give students an in-depth sense of the range of work and career possibilities in the museum field while also helping them develop a résumé of hands-on experience beyond the classroom.
Most of the interns are Art History/Museum Studies or Studio Art majors, but the courses are open to all students upon completion of the necessary prerequisites. As well, senior students who demonstrate commitment can enrol in further internships designed around their interests and goals. With the strong partnerships in Lethbridge’s cultural community, students can also take on internships at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Sir Alexander Galt Museum & Archives, or other cultural organizations in the city.