Faculty of Arts Internship
Real Working Experience and Community-Based Learning
(Above: Intern working at the Beaverbook Art Gallery)
UNB Fredericton’s Faculty of Arts Internship program places up to 30 undergraduate students per year in unpaid, for-credit internships with local non-profit organizations and community partners, among them the Arthritis Society. the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, the Fredericton Region Museum and York Sunbury Historical Society, Gallery Connexion, Musical Ventures, the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative, the New Brunswick Media Co-op, the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, and the UNB Archives and Special Collections.
This community-based learning internship adds valuable workplace experience to the Arts degree, by allowing students to develop practical skills that relate directly to their academic studies. Internships generally consist of completing weekly hands-on learning activities in addition to preparing a major project related to the ongoing work of the particular organization or partner with which the student is placed.
Internships are available in two 3ch options, ARTS 3001 (fall) & ARTS 3002 (winter), and one 6ch option, ARTS 3000 (fall & winter), depending on the placement. Over the course of the internship term(s), participants should expect to spend 7 hours per week onsite in addition to conducting reading and research that relates directly to the major project. While each individual placement requires certain specialized skills or previous experience, all require students who can work independently and have good communication (both verbal and written) and research skills.