The internship, taken between the first and second year of enrolment, is a 12-week placement in a recognised museum, gallery or related institution. The goal of the internship is the development of competence in the practice of museum studies. It is an integral part of the curriculum, intended to reinforce knowledge gained in first-year course work and to apply it to museum situations. Each placement is designed to meet the individual student’s needs in relation to career goals and interests. Previous internships have been arranged in institutions and organizations throughout Canada, the US and abroad.