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This new internship program has been developed by six Indigenous partners: the Musqueam Indian Band, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, the Haida Gwaii Museum, the U’mista Cultural Society, the Nlaka’pamux Nation, the Coqualeetza Cultural Society, and the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Funding is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This program provides training opportunities for Indigenous people working in museums and cultural resource management or Indigenous people who would like to do this kind of work.
The internships are flexible in terms of focus and training will be customized to individuals to support their current or future work goals.
Areas of study include: Collections Management, Conservation, Library and Archives, Oral History Language Laboratory, and Curatorial work.
There will be two annual calls for applicants: Spring and Fall. Placements are 10 weeks, 35 hours per week.
Location: At the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, in Vancouver, for eight weeks with a two-week placement at one of the six Indigenous partner organizations.
Who can apply? Indigenous community members from North America with a demonstrated interest in cultural heritage management.
Wages: Interns will receive an hourly wage of $22/hour. Travel costs to MOA (return) will be provided. Travel (return) and accommodation costs for community placements will also be provided.
Click here for how to apply.
Please send your application documents to:
Sarah E. Holland: firstname.lastname@example.org