Go on a professional summer internship during the months between the end of the first year and the start of the second year. Our students have completed internships around the world from Greece to Scotland to New York, to right here at home in Toronto.
See the students’ experiences throughout the summer of 2015 (opens in PDF)
Master of Museum Studies (MMSt) Internship
A 12-week placement in a recognized museum, gallery or related institution.
- An avenue for you 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 your individual career goals and interests
- MMSt students take the internship program in the summer between their 1st and 2nd year of enrolment.
Sample Experiences Summer 2015
In Summer 2015, 42 MMSt students completed 12 week internships in a wide range of institutions in Canada and abroad.
Art Gallery of Ontario
Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives
Baycrest Health Sciences Heritage Museum
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
Royal Ontario Museum
Canadian War Museum
Textile Museum of Canada
North by Northeast Music Festival
Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
Theatre Museum Canada
…and many more!
Interpretive Planning Intern
Exhibit & Archives Coordinator
Heritage in Healthcare Intern
Archaeological Collections Intern
Assistant Curator of Heritage Projects
Learning Specialist Intern
Programming & Social Media Assistant
…and many more!
Internship Hosts 2005-2015
In the past 10 years, MMSt students have interned at world-renowned, established, and up-and-coming institutions and organizations around the globe, including:
Agora Excavation Project
Alberta Art Gallery
American Museum of Natural History
American School of Archaeology
Architecture & Design Museum
Art Gallery of Ontario
Asian Civilisations Museum
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian National Archives
Cincinnati History Museum
Denver Art Museum
Detroit Art Institute
Dundas Museum & Archives
Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
Inuit Art Collection, TD Bank Group
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Museum of Anthropology, UBC
National Gallery of Scotland
National Museum of Ireland
Natural History Museum
Nelson Mandela Foundation Centre of Memory
Ontario Science Centre
Oregon Jewish History Museum
Portrait Gallery of Canada
Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Stratford Festival Archives
TELUS Spark Science Centre
Toronto International Film Festival
University of London Museums
University of Toronto Art Centre
…and dozens of others!
Here’s a small list where our students have been across the globe!
Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Yukon
USA: Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington DC
International: Australia, England, France, Greece, Ireland, South Africa
Information Services Internships
These internships offered by the iSchool’s Information Services Unit , which includes the Inforum, provide an opportunity for students entering the last year of their Master’s degree to experience the operations of a fast-paced, innovative, and resource-rich information centre, first-hand.
Through full-time engagement with the iSchool’s information professional staff on a variety of interesting and progressive projects, interns gain experience and insight into the numerous career avenues available to those with a Master’s degree from the iSchool.
Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) Internship
In cooperation with the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) the iSchool offers one student the opportunity to do a placement in South Africa at the NMF’s Centre of Memory. The intern will participate in the design and development of physical and virtual Mandela archives.
Want to make a difference? Have you ever wanted to be close to a historical icon? Have the best summer of your life? Ever been to South Africa?
There will be a threefold focus for the internship this year:
- Support to the archives team in preparing for the launch of the physical Centre of Memory as a public facility in August 2013
- Support on their digitization project (in partnership with Google) and
- Metadata capture for Nelson Mandela’s private papers.
The iSchool will provide a stipend for up to two interns in the amount of CAN $4,000 each, generously provided by Manulife Financial to cover the cost of travel and living expenses for three months. In addition, the NMF will cover accommodation during the internship.
To learn more watch 2010 intern Lindsay Chick’s presentation from YouTube.
TALInt: Toronto Academic Libraries Internship
While many part time positions in libraries enhance students’ educational and professional development, often they do not provide structured learning about libraries beyond the role. To enhance student learning, the Faculty of Information has partnered with University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) to oversee TALInt: the Toronto Academic Libraries Internship.
“UTL and the TALint program will provide interns the opportunity to not only enhance the quality of their learning, but also strengthen the profession by creating future leaders who will meet the complexities inherent in the libraries, archives, and records management fields,” says Professor Wendy Duff.
Students will work in a variety of UTL departments, such as the University Archives, Media Commons, Engineering Library, Outreach and Student Engagement, OISE, etc. Students will be paid to work for 15 hours per week and can hold the position for up to 24 months. In addition, the interns have access to 10 – 14 hours of professional development opportunities, such as specialized technical and leadership training.
- Applicants to TALInt must be incoming full-time MI students starting in September following the application period.
- Minimum A- grade average in the undergraduate program of study (overall GPA or final year GPA; this is 5 FCE senior level courses)
- Must have submitted all supporting documents via the Online Graduate Admissions Application by January 31.
- TALInt postings occur in February of each year.
- All eligible candidates will be notified by email in February.