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Indigenous Internship Program

Indigenous Internship Program at the University of British Columbia

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Applications are open for the Indigenous Internship Program at the University of British Columbia. This new internship program has been developed by six Indigenous partners: the Musqueam Indian Band, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, the Haida Gwaii Museum, the U’mista Cultural Society, the Nlaka’pamux Nation, the Coqualeetza Cultural Society, and the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Funding is provided by Heritage Canada Museums Assistance Program and Mellon Foundation.

There will be two annual calls for applicants: Spring and Fall. Placements are 10 weeks, 35 hours per week but may be adjusted to part-time, over a longer duration in order to meet family or community needs.

Program Summary

Indigenous Internship Program provides training opportunities for Indigenous people working in museums or Indigenous people who would like to do this kind of work. Basically, the internships are flexible in terms of schedule and focus. Furthermore, training will be customized to individuals to support their current or future work goals.

Areas of study include: Collections Management, Conservation, Library and Archives, Oral History Language Laboratory, and Curatorial work.


The two-week internship placements at partner organizations may be postponed until they can safely take place. Interns will receive confirmation on or before September 17, 2021 if their internship will proceed starting on October 4.

Interns will receive an hourly wage of $21.50/hour. Travel costs to MOA (return) will also be provided.

How to apply?

Please email your resume, two references, and a cover letter outlining why you wish to be in the program and what you hope to learn, along with your plan for securing safe housing in Vancouver to Sarah E. Holland: [email protected]

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline25 July,2021
OrganizerUniversity of British Columbia



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