Royal Ontario Museum Department of Art & Culture Internship Program 2020/2021 (Stipend available)

Royal Ontario Museum Department of Art & Culture Internship Program 2020/2021 (Stipend available)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Applications are open for the Royal Ontario Museum Department of Art & Culture Internship Program 2020/2021. The Department of Art & Culture offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to explore museum careers and gain professional experience and training.

The Art & Culture Internship Program awards internships to students interested in a career in the arts and fields related to the ROM’s Art & Culture collections. The museum’s many departments offer a wide range of learning opportunities for interns. The internship is designed to provide practical working experience, to complement academic credit, and to inspire students to become the next generation of museum professionals.

Program Details

Internships are usually full-time (35 hours per week) during the summer (June-August) or part-time during the academic year. Final schedule is determined by the intern and their ROM supervisor. The intern will be under the supervision of a full-time staff member. Each intern is placed in one of the collection areas in the Department of Art & Culture that is relevant to his/her interests and career goals.

Potential projects the intern can work on include but are not limited to—research using artifacts or collection records, library research, database work, assisting on an exhibition project, assisting in cataloging historic or new acquisitions, developing content for museum educational initiatives, engaging with visiting artists or the public, and writing for the general public. The intern will submit a written final report summarizing their activities at the end of the internship. The report will be evaluated by the supervisor and can be used as confirmation of completion of internship for the student’s academic institution, if required.

Internship opportunities vary from year to year because it is subject to the available projects and funding.


  • A stipend of $4500 is available per internship .


  • Unless otherwise specified in the position description, undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at a secondary education institution, or a recent graduate (within two years) are eligible to apply.
  • Unless otherwise specified in the position description, internships are open to applicants from around the world.
  • Applicants should have some background in the internship subject area.


Applicants are required to submit their resume and include the following supplemental materials:

  • Personal statement: a personal statement of no more than 500 words, explaining why you are interested in the internship and your qualifications. Please include aspects of your past academic and/or job experience that you feel are most relevant to this application, as well as any specific career or educational avenues you are interested in exploring.
  • Transcript: an up-to-date copy of your transcript which must record at least one semester or one quarter of university/college by the time of the application. Please be aware that you may be requested to submit an official transcript later in the evaluation process.
  • Contacts (address, email, phone number) for three (3) references: one of which must be from someone who knows you in an academic context, such as a professor or instructor. References will be contacted only for short-listed applicants.

Interviews are not required, but some internship supervisors may ask to interview finalists by phone or video conference before making a decision. They will contact you directly about an interview if needed.

Email your application materials to [email protected]

For more information, visit Royal Ontario Museum.