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Arts Internship Program

The Arts Internship program is a unique learning/working opportunity wherein student interns are matched with organizations that fit their career aspirations and studies. Students work up to eight hours per week for thirteen weeks, pay regular tuition fees, and receive three credit-hours toward their degree.

From 2019-2020, fifteen students have taken part in the program, and been placed with a diverse range of community organizations, including: Briarpatch Magazine, the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan, and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.

Arts Internship participants gain practical work experience, networking contacts, and references with which to build their resumes. Some have even received job offers due to their internship experience! English student Kayla Webber did her internship at the Saskatchewan Writers Guild. "This program has given me an opportunity that I never could have dreamed of, honestly," she says. "If you had told me a year ago that I would be sitting in a desk chair at the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, I would have told you that you are crazy. Thanks to the program, I gained valuable real-world experience I would not have gained otherwise."

History student Matt Thompson thought he might be interested in a career as archivist. Now thanks to the Arts  Internship program, he KNOWS this is the career for him. During the Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 semesters Matt worked with the University of Regina Archives - his “dream job experience”. The internship gave him confidence and certainty in choosing his career path. In fact, his internship supervisor University Archivist Mark Vajcneris now helping Matt prepare an application for the University of Manitoba’s Archival Studies MA program.

VIDEO: Matt Thompson and Mark Vajcneris discuss Matt's internship with the University of Regina Archives

 

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