APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP

Application deadlines

There are two deadlines to submit applications, depending on the timeframe of your proposed internship.

  • November 15, 2021:
    For a Winter-Spring internship that will take place between January 1 and April 30, 2022
  • March 15, 2022:
    For a Summer-Fall internship that will take place between May 1 and December 31, 2022

How to prepare your internship application

Review the checklist below to prepare your application. Download and submit the application form when you are ready to apply.

  1. Confirm your eligibility for an award by following the links to specific internship awards:
    Elsbeth McConnell Fine Arts Award 
    BMO Fine Arts Internship Program
  2. Identify and confirm your faculty supervisor from your home department, who will co-sign the application.
  3. Contact your host organization to confirm their interest in the internship, to ensure that the organization is interested in hosting an intern, that they support your proposal, and that they have resources to host and supervise the internship.
  4. Obtain a copy of your current unofficial transcript.
  5. Create a 1 to 2 page proposal describing your project, including the following information:
    • Title of project and name of applicant
    • Short abstract (100 words max) briefly stating your course of studies and background, the name of the host non-profit organization, and the intended project for the internship
    • Projected timeframe, start and end dates, total number of hours and how they are spread out over time. If the project will take place over 2 different semesters please outline the calendar of work clearly
    • Detailed description of the project outlining: Why are you interested in working with the host organization you have selected and how will you benefit from the experience, both academically and in relation to your career goals? Your proposal should clearly demonstrate an understanding of the needs and interests of the organization, and how the organization will benefit from the internship placement.
  6. Completely fill out the Internship Application form
  7. Prepare all application material into one pdf file.
  8. Submit your completed application by email to your respective department (see the list below for contact details)

Department contacts

All applications should be submitted through the student’s home department. Students should contact their respective departments before applying to be informed of specific opportunities or procedures.

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