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The Royal Alberta Museum is pleased to host post-secondary students for internships, integrating theoretical learning through practical application. We provide opportunities to work with all departments within the museum, including hands-on experience with our collections.


Working alongside museum professionals, interns will gain knowledge of best practices, while also providing the opportunity to identify their own strengths and interests. Students can use their experience as a stepping-stone to enhance their education and consider a potential future career or academic pathways. Internships also provide excellent opportunities for networking and mentorship.

Accredited Internships


  • Students must be currently enrolled in university or college courses or programs that has an internship, work integrated learning, or practicum component
  • The internship is unpaid and must count as formal university or college credits for their term
  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada; kindly note the museum is unable to sponsor work permit applications


Internship working hours are somewhat flexible, but must take place Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

Application process

Interested applicants can submit their applications here.

  1. Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis
  2. The applicant will be notified if capacity exists; if so, the applicant will be invited for an interview
  3. Following the interview, applicants will undergo a reference and criminal record check
  4. Successful applicants will be invited for an orientation and onboarding session

Paid internships

With the generous support of the Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society (FRAMS), students have the opportunity to apply for paid internships through the following programs, upon availability:

If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact our Volunteer and Internship Coordinator.