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About the award

The BMO Fine Arts Internship program provides the opportunity for up to five Faculty of Fine Arts undergraduate students in select programs to pursue internships at non-profit arts organizations in Montreal and beyond. These $5,000 awards offer exceptional undergraduate students the opportunity to gain work experience in fields related to their academic interests, increase their knowledge, and build their networks.  

Students are encouraged to come up with an idea or project for an internship and approach a non-profit art organization of their choice to work with.

Internships can take place at museums, cultural festivals, exhibition spaces, community theatres, performing arts groups, artist-run centres, co-ops, libraries, schools, art therapy sites or other non-profit arts organizations and projects. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Undergraduate students in their second or third year of study, or who have completed a minimum of 24 credits towards their degree, are eligible to apply. Graduate students are not eligible to apply for the BMO Fine Arts Internship Program.
  • Applicants must be currently registered in one of the following undergraduate programs in Fine Arts:
    • Art History
    • Film and Moving Image Studies
    • Film Production
    • Film Animation
    • Design and Computational Arts
    • Studio Arts
  • Applicants must attach their unofficial transcript report to the completed application form.
  • Internship placements must be hosted by non-profit organizations or projects including artist-run centres, museums, cultural institutions, festivals, exhibition spaces, community theatres, performing arts groups, co-ops, libraries, schools and art therapy sites. These organizations cannot be within Concordia University.
  • Internships must take place within the Greater Montreal region.
  • Internships should typically consist of a minimum of 150 hours of work.
  • The BMO Fine Arts Internship Program is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students.

Internship opportunities with non-profits

Search profiles of non-profit organizations who have already expressed interest in hosting a funded internship.

Ready to apply?

Find application deadlines, a step-by-step guide, and the application form on our how to apply page.  

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