Whyte Museum Internship (Faculty of Fine Arts Dean’s Internship Award)

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (February 28, 2020)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020

Amount: Up to $4000


  • Art


  • Faculty of Fine Arts


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. 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 coinciding with a Fall, Spring or Summer academic term.  They will be simultaneously enrolled in the equivalent of three courses (9 credit hours), and will be given the chance to gain valuable work experience and professional practice. 

Note – availability of accommodations and related grants may vary depending on the scheduling of the internship.  For example, an accommodation grant would not be available for a Summer placement.

Applicants must have successfully completed MSTU 4000 (formerly AHMS 4000), or a combination of at at least one museum studies course with equivalent work experience and expertise.

Qualified students are invited to submit a CV, an unofficial transcript, and a letter of interest to Sarah Hilliard: sarah.hilliard@uleth.ca. Your letter must explain how the opportunity would fit with your career goals, how you might contribute meaningfully to the Whyte Museum, and include whether you have a preference of a Fall, Spring, or Summer internship.

If you have any questions as to how this might fit into your degree plan, please contact Anne Dymond: anne.dymond@uleth.ca

Value: $250/week stipend (up to $4000)

Eligibility: Any undergraduate student enrolled in the BFA program of Art History/Museum Studies. 

Deadline: Please note: the deadline has changed from previous years.  This deadline is for internship opportunities in summer 2020, fall 2020 or winter 2021.   Send applications to: Sarah Hilliard (Dean's Office, Faculty of Fine Arts)