I am a Student

The Internship in Contemporary Arts offers undergraduate and graduate students in the School for the Contemporary Arts opportunities to develop their skills and expand their knowledge of the local arts community with part-time, typically uncompensated positions that offer meaningful career-related experience within their artistic discipline. These internships provide diverse opportunities to creatively integrate what students have been studying in the classroom through fun and practical learning experiences with local arts organizations while receiving credits towards their degree.


I am a Community Partner

The Internship in Contemporary Arts helps you find part-time, uncompensated support for your arts company or collective through a commitment to engaging and mentoring emerging artists currently studying at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the School in diverse and interdisciplinary practices. Our motivated and talented students come from diverse backgrounds, talents and interests but are unified by a serious commitment to their work. Our students have skills to assist on special projects, events and daily tasks in exchange for a rich hands-on learning experience to help them hone their skills and prepare for their future careers.


Career Advising Resources

In addition to the Internship in Contemporary Arts, the PD Coordinator can provide one-on-one advising to assist with career exploration, work search strategies, resume building and cover letter writing. Feel free to contact the PD Coordinator to set up an appointment.

Staff Profile

Chelsea Hunter

Chelsea Hunter

Professional Development Coordinator

EMAIL  |  778.782.9592

Chelsea's role as Professional Developer Coordinator involves working one-on-one with students to provide internship opportunities as well as career advising and… More

Alumni Reflections

"This internship has helped me see my future career goals in the sense that I may be able to take a paid opportunity similar to the one I have found here through SFU but in a different setting that I am also fond of, and furthermore because of the experience I have had here I feel that I am more adept and confident to apply and acquire a potential job in this field. I am also very happy that I was able to meet and make connections with the mentors, supervisors and peers that I have met on this incredible experience, and know that it can only enhance and guide me in my future endeavors." – Lauren Lavery, Visual Arts major / Contemporary Art Gallery