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.

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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.

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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

“Art history and theory studies have been helpful to my understanding of art, but have not exactly been hands-on training relevant for how to curate an exhibition or manage a gallery on a daily basis. I always recognized this and worried about finding a job after graduation with no experience in the art industry […] This internship has given me the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the art industry. I could not have asked for a better place to have my first experience in the art industry. I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn how an art gallery runs before I have graduated. […] I feel ten times more confident to apply for jobs in the art industry after my graduation than before.” – Alexandra Best, Visual Culture and Performance Studies major / Burrard Art Foundation