MMSt internships

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What is the internship program?

  • A 12-week placement in a recognized museum, gallery, or related institution
  • An avenue for students to develop competence in the practice of museum studies
  • An opportunity to apply theory to practice, by engaging in hands-on work with industry professionals
  • An opportunity to gain invaluable practical experience
  • A program designed to meet each individual student’s career goals and interests

MMSt students take the internship program in the summer between their 1st and 2nd year of enrolment.

Questions?  Contact us at: museum [dot] internshipatutoronto [dot] ca (subject: UofT%20Museum%20Internship)

What is the internship experience like?

Every fall, Museum Studies students take part in an exhibition where they present posters and give talks that summarize their summer internship experiences.  The exhibition, known as Internship Presentation Day, is held in the iSchool Inforum. 

Here are some videos from the exhibition in 2010.

Museum Studies Internship Presentation Day - October 1, 2010

Students share their internship experiences

Heather Anderson
National Gallery of Scotland - Edinburgh, UK & Kathryn Browning
Art Gallery of Alberta - Edmonton, AB

Michelle Chan
Royal British Columbia Museum - Victoria, BC

Dana Fragomeni
Todmorden Mills, City of Toronto Museums

Mairin Kerr
Getty Villa - Los Angeles, USA

Berrit Larsen
Heritage Park Historical Village - Calgary, AB

Samantha Morel
Science North, - Sudbury, ON

Megan O'Connor
American School of Classical Studies at Athens - Greece

Jennifer Winter
Art Gallery of Ontario - Toronto, ON

Catherine Woltz
Holy Trinity Church - Stratford-upon-Avon, England

To learn more about internships prior to Summer 2010, visit the archives page.