History of Art offers students on various programmes the opportunity to undertake an internship in a local arts institution and/or creative industries.
Internships last two semesters, and occupy one full day per week. They involve a plan of work drawn up between the host institution, the student, and the programme director. The task may involve archival work, curatorial experience, as well as involvement in public relations and education.
Postgraduate students interested in internships or work placements should contact their course convenor or supervisor.
Internships are unpaid (apart from travel and other reasonable expenses, to an agreed amount). The reason for this is that the work the student does during the placement forms part of their educational programme of study, rather than representing simply a ‘job of work’ done for the host institution.
The internship tasks are agreed between student and host with the educational purposes and needs of the student kept in mind, and the internship is mentored both by a member of staff within the host institution, and by the Internship Co-Ordinator in the University.
Students complete a written assessment based on the work they do during the internship, which is supervised and assessed like other pieces of work they do during their programme of study and counts towards their degree.
Participating institutions normally include:
This article was published on Oct 18, 2011